Location: New Castle County, Delaware
Salary Range: $38,000 Bachelors (start) – $42,000 a year Masters (start)
Delaware Guidance Services (DGS) is currently seeking a Crisis Clinician for a full-time opportunity. Uder the supervision of the Crisis Clinical Coordinator, the Crisis Clinician will assess and counsel individuals in crisis regarding psychological and emotional problems while maintaining safety and implementing therapeutic treatment plans in a community based setting.
Master’s degree from an accredited school in the human services field;
Bachelor’s degree with 2 years relevant crisis experience with an approved waiver from the Department of Child Mental Health.
Under the supervision of the Clinical Coordinator, the CPRS Clinician will assess and counsel individuals in crisis regarding psychological and emotional problems (such as out of control behavior, suicidal/homicidal ideation and/or family problems) while maintaining safety and implementing therapeutic treatment plans in a community based setting.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Demonstrate knowledge of individual growth and development.
• Demonstrate knowledge of family and community systems.
• Assess the risk level of clients through phone calls and make decisions to mobilize into the community to provide assessment, evaluation, crisis prevention, crisis intervention to maintain the physical and emotional safety of the client and community.
• Observe and assess clients to detect indications of abnormal physical and mental behavior.
• Develop comprehensive skills in providing evaluations, diagnosis and therapeutic services to children, adolescents and their families.
• Maintain professional interactions in the community with hospital staff, police, school personnel, and in clients’ homes.
• Plan and administer therapeutic techniques through a systems framework to assist clients and their families in managing clinical disorders and other family problems.
• Assess the client’s level of need and recommend the least restrictive level of treatment to the Clinical Coordinator and the Department of Child Mental Health.
• Discuss progress towards treatment goals with client/family and other service providers.
• Consult with medical doctors and other specialists concerning treatment plans and amend as needed.
• Provide consultative services to community agencies as needed.
• Implement maximum utilization of community resources by clients and facilitate interagency treatment planning for clients.
• Participate in individual and group supervision.
• Develop and maintain programmatic needs and outcome studies.
• Uphold professional standards of treatment and the mission of Delaware Guidance Services in imparting services to children and their families.
• Maintain a quality code of conduct, ethics and professionalism as demonstrated in the Child Priority Response Program Manual.
• Impart clinical knowledge and expertise in a manner congruent with providing goal-directed and team-oriented services towards children.
• Communicate effectively and professionally with all customers, including children, parents, Department of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services and other state and county agencies.
• Maintain crisis services to children and families in compliance with requirements published in the Department of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services Manual.
• Other duties as assigned.
Job Type: Full-time
About Delaware Guidance Services
Delaware Guidance Services (DGS) is Delaware’s largest non-residential mental health provider for children and families. With 5 main offices and many community partners, DGS services are accessible from anywhere in the state. DGS aims to provide comprehensive mental health services to all families regardless of insurance, socioeconomic status or ethnicity. With over 200 staff, DGS is focused on growing a knowledgeable workforce that delivers treatment in an ethical and innovative way.
Delaware Guidance Services exists to provide quality therapeutic services to children, youth, and their families to increase their social, emotional, and behavioral wellness.
Benefits We Offer
DGS offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees, including:
- Competitive Compensation
- Incentive Pay for Certain Clinical Staff (Productivity Bonuses)
- Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
- Health Savings Account (HSA)
- Life, AD&D, Long Term and Short Term Disability
- Paid Vacation (3-4 weeks), sick (12 per year) and ALL Major Holidays, as well as Two Floating Holidays
- 403(b) plan with match (2%) and generous company contribution (6%)
- Internal Professional Development and Training
- Clinical Supervision
**Employee contributions are required for some benefits.**
Some DGS locations are approved by the NHSC (National Health Service Corps) for the Federal Loan Repayment program. Loan Forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program is also available.
Master’s degree from an accredited school in the human resource field, or a bachelor’s degree with 2 years relevant crisis experience with an approved waiver from the Department of Child Mental Health.
Driver’s license and good driving record required. Driving is a requirement for this position.