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Advocates Mobile Crisis Clinician - Behavioral Health Services in Framingham, Massachusetts

Overview

Advocates is seeking compassionate, well-rounded professionals to offer clinical support to individuals and families in crisis.

Advocates promotes a healthy work-life balance and offers many generous perks of employment and room for advancement. We are a strong-knit community that values the ideas and contributions of our staff.

The Crisis Clinician will provide comprehensive community-based emergency mental health and substance abuse services to individuals and families in crisis.

Are you ready to make a difference?

Minimum Education Required

Master's Degree

Additional Shift Details

Wednesday-Saturday 11a-9p.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure an environment that promotes safety, recovery, and treatment.

  • Provide psychiatric and substance abuse evaluation of individuals and families in crisis in community, clinic, and hospital settings.

  • Provide crisis intervention services including crisis case management and short-term crisis counseling as follow-up from initial evaluation.

  • Maintain linkages with specific community services by providing documented case consultations and problem resolution. Offer suggestive recommendations to clients regarding service options.

  • Develop and maintain a thorough knowledge of managed care and health insurance systems; provide other clinicians with managed care information and resources pertinent to the crises being managed.

  • Maintain necessary documentation and records.

  • Actively participate in supervision and staff meetings.

Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in a related counseling field, and at least two years’ experience with target population (inpatient, outpatient, residential acceptable).

  • Must hold a valid driver’s license, have access to an operational and insured vehicle and be willing to use it to transport clients.

  • Must have working knowledge of current version of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

  • Must possess excellent intake, interviewing and assessment skills. Ability to develop and maintain satisfactory working relationships with employees and providers.

  • Superb interpersonal skills, enthusiasm and commitment to clients.

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment that is benefitted by the independent successes of all staff members.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to develop effective documentation.

  • Demonstrated understanding of and competence in serving culturally diverse populations.

Advocates is an EOE/D/F/M/V.

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Job Locations US-MA-Framingham

Minimum Education Required Master's Degree

Job ID 2020-6433

Type Regular Full-Time

Number of Hours Per Week 40

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