Our Crisis Social Worker functions as a resource for patients in crisis or in need of care, in addition to the care they are receiving from their core multidisciplinary team. Based on the needs of the patient, identified through the assessment or treatment process, treatment services may include case management services, crisis intervention, counseling, motivational interviewing, and skills training that encompasses the principles of effective psychiatric rehabilitation.
Two (2) years’ experience with the severe and persistent mentally ill preferred.
Experience in acute settings or in crisis intervention.
Must have strong knowledge of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
Able to participate in weekend/evening on-call, and available to rotate/flex schedule to allow for early evening shifts (up to 7pm) and occasional Saturdays.
Ability to implement intervention strategies based upon analysis of information from verbal, non-verbal, collateral and narrative resources.
Experience in ethical decision-making and utilizing strengths based and trauma-informed clinical practices with individuals and groups.
Ability to engage, maintain and appropriately terminate helping relationships with diverse client groups.
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
High degree of empathetic listening, tact and kindness toward others.
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