MRSS CRISIS SUPERVISOR-MRSS CRISIS PROGRAM- Sussex County
Salary: Starting $50,000/year
QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree from an accredited school in human services. The degree must qualify for licensure in the state of Delaware as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), License Professional Counselor of Mental Health (LPCMH), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Licensed Psychologist. The candidate must also possess a Delaware license in the respective field.
At least 5 years of experience in counseling or other related experience preferred. At least 2 years post graduate supervisory experience preferred.
JOB SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Crisis Program Manager, the MRSS Crisis Supervisor plans, directs and coordinates activities of MRSS (Crisis Intervention/Prevention) to ensure that clinically appropriate goals and procedures are accomplished in accordance with risk factors, time limitations, funding requirements, and JCAHO and licensing regulations.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Demonstrates knowledge of individual growth and development.
· Demonstrates knowledge of family and community systems.
· Responsible for managing a clinically appropriate 24/7 crisis program for children.
· Develops and maintains procedures/policies for daily operations: mobilization of crisis workers to hospitals, schools, homes and other community agencies in order to provide risk assessments and appropriate referrals to insure the safety of the child.
· Develops procedures to enable crisis workers to access supervision on a daily basis to resolve difficulties in clinical assessments and crisis situations.
· Provides daily crisis case management and assigning of cases on an as need basis.
· Monitors daily crisis interventions and risk factors for individual cases.
· Responsible for making the final decision to hospitalize or to place a child in a crisis bed.
· Facilitate ongoing crisis training to encourage growth among crisis counselors.
· Provide on-site field assistance to crisis counselors as needed.
· Implement and coordinate ongoing group and individual supervision for the crisis counselors paying attention to licensing requirements and employee career development.
· Work closely with the community mental health providers, law enforcement departments, State of Delaware hospitals and Prevention and Behavioral Health Services to facilitate appropriate services for children and their families.
· Develop and maintain ongoing procedures to manage crisis situations ranging from decompensation of the mentally ill, drug/alcohol problems, suicidal/homicidal ideation, family conflict, physical and sexual abuse, etc.
· Participate in one week a month on-call rotation for supervisory consultation with crisis clinicians who are assessing clients in the community
· 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 MRSS 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.
· Responsible for coordinating and maintaining proper documentation of all incoming assessments from crisis evaluation. Verify that risk factors are addressed and all notations are precise and accurate.
· Establish and maintain outcome measures.
· Responsible for assigning and scheduling crisis counselors to specific shifts and maintain a sense of stability on those shifts.
· Attend individual meetings with the MRSS Program Manager and management team meetings.
· Responsible for weekly crisis program updates to the MRSSS Program Manager.
· Participate in the interview process of potential candidates for the crisis program.
· Responsible for evaluating crisis counselors’ progress within the program and updating the MRSS Program Manager with staff concerns.
· Facilitate training for newly hired crisis counselors.
· Responsible for the coordination of cases and policies with the Department of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services.
· Ensure staff knowledge of and compliance with appropriate licensing, contractual and other standards impacting daily operations.
· Other duties as assigned.
Job Type: Full-time