We are looking for motivated and passionate clinicians looking to make an impact in their community to join a new Street Crisis Response Team in San Francisco! The Street Crisis Response Team (SCRT) is an innovative co-responder model responding to triaged 911 calls for non-violent, behavioral health issues in San Francisco, as an alternative to police response. Since November, six teams have launched, responding to calls citywide.
The Crisis Response Clinician will play a crucial role in helping to coordinate the behavioral health assessment and crisis response for those in psychiatric and substance-induced distress in San Francisco. The SCRT aims to avoid harm to the individual in crisis by intervening in person-centered and trauma-informed ways to avoid further escalation and attend to the immediate needs of the person in crisis. The Clinician role will be a 12-hour shift, three to four days per week with usually four days off in between.
This position is fulltime on-site with benefits. Clinicians will have access to the COVID-19 vaccine upon hires.
Provide culturally responsive, trauma-informed, gender-responsive, harm reduction, and person-centered mental health and substance use crisis assessment, intervention, de-escalation, and appropriate follow up as part of the SCRT, specifically for individuals experiencing non-violent, behavioral health crisis in San Francisco.
Show competency in use of Narcan for opioid overdose reversal.
Maintain strong working knowledge of DSM V diagnostic criteria, particularly for substance use, PTSD/Acute Stress, psychotic, panic, bipolar, mood, and personality disorders.
Obtain SFDPH 5150 Certification so that in situations that warrant it, initiate a 5150 psychiatric hold by properly assessing and documenting per SFDPH protocol, as well as waiting safely while calling and awaiting transport.
Team Member Responsibilities:
Work with other team members and person in crisis in quickly assessing the needs of individuals experiencing mental health crisis; and to create a response plan in collaboration with the other SCRT members and person in crisis.
Demonstrate strong ability to remain calm and attentive during crises, as well as to work through several separate crises during a single shift.
Demonstrate a high level of resilience and self-care as part of maintaining wellness in a high crisis and first responder position.
Education and Experience Required:
Licensure (LCSW, LMFT, LPCC) or registration (ASW, AMFT, APCC) with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences or Board of Psychology.
Minimum two years of experience providing behavioral health services in a public health, community mental health, crisis services, or other setting serving people who are unhoused.
First Aid certified within 30 days of employment.
CPR certified within 30 days of employment.
Must be able/willing to work outside during most of shifts, travel in van with others between crises, and physically move frequently during shift.