NJ Mental Health Screener Certification preferred, but will send to certification training if eligible.
· Master’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling or a related behavioral health discipline licensed in the State of New Jersey plus at least one year of experience in a psychiatric setting; OR
· Bachelor’s degree in a related field plus three years’ mental health experience, one of which is in a crisis setting; OR
· Bachelor’s degree in a related field plus two years’ mental health experience, one of which is in a crisis setting, and currently enrolled in a master’s program; OR
· Bachelor’s degree and currently enrolled in a master’s program in a related field and two years’ experience in mental health, one in a crisis setting.
1. Provide telephone and face-to-face crisis intervention and Family Court/Crisis Intervention services to children, adults, adolescents, older adults and individuals with a secondary diagnosis of MR/DD as needed.
2. Provide face-to-face or telephone outreach and mobile crisis response to individuals in the community as needed and in accordance with Unit and center policies and procedures.
3. Develop comprehensive holistic assessments of consumers presenting to the Unit, including children, adolescents, adults, older adults and clients with secondary diagnosis of MR/DD; involve family members as indicated.
4. Evaluate consumers referred for hospitalization at public psychiatric hospitals or other facilities; complete necessary documentation for temporary involuntary hold and arrange for referral to STCF; complete necessary documentation and referral to facilities for voluntary hospitalization; and develop alternative plans for individuals referred when hospitalization is not appropriate.
5. Develop individual and family-focused treatment plans which are goal-directed and based on wellness and recovery principles and reflect a trauma-informed approach to services; involve family members as indicated; reevaluate plans as needed and at intervals specified in center procedures.
6. Interface with Emergency Services psychiatrists, FGCWC’s medical director, St. Luke’s Warren Hospital and Hackettstown Medical Center physicians as needed and as indicated in unit procedures; coordinate services with other area providers, the Court system, DCP&P and/or Probation as indicated.
7. Advocate for clients to ensure they are able to receive needed services.
8. Provide consultation on behavioral health and behavioral health management to community gatekeepers (e.g., police, correctional facilities staff) and the community at large regarding behavioral health in general, and for specific behavioral health emergencies.
9. Provide case management as needed for consumers who are experiencing psychiatric emergencies who are resistant to involvement in conventional treatment.
10. Provide shift coverage, including weekends and holidays, as assigned.
11. Ensure that documentation meets center standards for content, completeness and timeliness.
12. Participate in unit and center performance improvement activities as assigned.
13. Meet regularly and as needed with supervisor.
14. Take responsibility for professional development by participating in a program of continuing education to attain New Jersey Screener certification as required.
15. Attend all center and unit meetings as needed.
16. Other duties as assigned.
All staff must either be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be willing to submit to weekly COVID-19 testing. All staff, consumers and visitors must wear a face covering within all agency facilities.
Family Guidance Center of Warren County is an equal opportunity employer.
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