Clinician - Mental Health Crisis Response (SCRT)
HealthRIGHT 360

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Post Date: Oct 26, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: 10/26/2021
Salary: 85000-90000
Location: US - California - San Francisco
Job Reference: 3933
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We are temporarily offering a signing bonus for this position of $3,000.

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 2020, 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 remotely by phone throughout all shifts worked by the Clinician.

Clinical Responsibilities:

    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.
    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.
    Must be able/willing to work outside during most of shifts, travel in van with others between crises, and physically move frequently during shift.

Must be able to travel to and from worksite and other locations within San Francisco.
    Ability to work with and honor a highly diverse community served, as well as SCRT team members, while showing humility and openness.
    Willingly open to learn and understand different perspectives, as well as show self-awareness around race, gender, class, sexual orientation, lived experience, and other important attributes.


    Bilingual in San Francisco threshold language.   
Ability to obtain and maintain background clearance with successful discharge from probation or parole.
    Please attach scan or photo of BBS/BOP credentials to application and list three professional references on resume or cover letter.

In compliance with the California Department of Public Health's mandate, all employees must be able to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Medical and religious exemptions are availabl

Contact Details

State/Province: California
Country: United States