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. This will be done by treating each person in crisis with the utmost dignity and respect, as well as an active participant in their own de-escalation process and reestablishment of personal safety. The Clinician role will be a 12-hour shift, three to four days per week with usually four days off in between. The Clinician is supervised by one of several Clinical Supervisors, who will also be available over the phone throughout all shifts worked by the Clinician.
This position is fulltime on-site with benefits. The hours for the overnight clinician role are 6:30pm-6:30am. Clinicians will have access to the COVID-19 vaccine upon hire.
Work collaboratively in 12 hour shifts as part of a co-responder model team to address non-violent, behavioral health crisis calls triaged by the city's 911 system and/or a dedicated 800 number provided to the public, as an alternative to police response.
Show competency in use of Narcan for opioid overdose reversal.
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.
Administrative, Training, and Documentation Responsibilities:
Maintain timely and thorough administrative and service documentation and records related to client care and program-related monitoring, in accordance to standards specified by HR360 policies and oversight agencies (e.g. DPH, etc.).
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.
Bilingual in San Francisco threshold language.