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Crisis Intervention Specialist - Androscoggin County

Company: Sweetser
Location: Lewiston
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Nationally recognized and accredited, each year Sweetser connects 20,000 children, adults, and family members with the services they need and deserve in the treatment of mental illness. The organization's roots in residential care for children date back to 1828.

As part of our dynamic, growing organization, you can help make a difference in the lives of the children, adults, and families of Maine. A nationally recognized and accredited leader, we have the resources to help you excel: competitive salaries, a wide range of benefits and a motivated team of more than 700 employees. Find out how Sweetser can make all the difference in your career!

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Crisis Intervention Specialist - Androscoggin County

Job Code:10908 Location:Lewiston 04240 Department:Crisis Intervention Adult FT/PT Status:Full Time Summary: This Lewiston based position provides assessment, support and stabilization services in the community over a brief 30-day post-crisis stabilization period. Respond to clients' calls for assistance in their homes, at schools, in other community locations, or in community hospital's emergency rooms. Sweetser's mobile crisis intervention specialists respond to crisis calls from parents, teachers, police officers, other guardians and youths asking for immediate help with a child or family in crisis. Sweetser responds to those crisis calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL:

  • Respond to requests for crisis intervention, consultation and support from person served, family members, community-based service providers and state agencies in order to resolve crisis situations involving children and/or adults who are experiencing an acute psychiatric crisis.
  • In collaboration with the caller, determine the need for a face-to-face assessment and, if needed, negotiates a meeting site convenient for the individual that provides safety for all involved.
  • Communicate directly with persons experiencing a crisis in order to assess mental status, current level of functioning, and the person's wishes and goals for crisis resolution.
  • Develop a crisis stabilization plan with the person served and family or guardian, if involved, based on a comprehensive crisis assessment that includes mental status and risk assessments.
  • May request protective custody interventions by law enforcement personnel in order to resolve potentially life-threatening situations.
  • May facilitate voluntary or involuntary hospitalization in accordance with state regulations.
  • May facilitate the use of alternatives to hospitalization, including voluntary admission to crisis stabilization units.
  • Develop and participate in implementation of crisis follow-up treatment plan by providing intervention services, including the provision of brief case management services and aftercare.
  • May transport clients.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Clean Driver's license.
  • Persons with lived experience in the Mental Health and/or Substance Abuse system are encouraged to apply.
  • Mobile Crisis Experience preferred.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Associates Degree or MHRT/CSP required.
  • Bachelors degree preferred.

Keywords: Sweetser, New England , Crisis Intervention Specialist - Androscoggin County, Other , Lewiston, Northeast

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