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, 1-2 days per week and/or as needed or an on-call basis. 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 on-call or part-time. 12-hour shifts are available with a range of start times (day and overnight). Clinicians will have access to the COVID-19 vaccine upon hire.
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:
Practice self-awareness and cultural humility as member of diverse team; be conscientious and sensitive to power and other interpersonal dynamics with other team members.
Demonstrate strong ability to remain calm and attentive during crises, as well as to work through several separate crises during a single shift.
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.
Bilingual in San Francisco threshold language.