• Emergency/Crisis Clinician - LCSW, LPC, LMFT

    Job Locations US-CO-Wheat Ridge
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(9/17/2018 2:18 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Jefferson Center
  • Overview

    Serves as Licensed Walk In Center Clinician or Licensed Mobile CrisisClinician, as determined by clinical situation, available staffing, and supervisor’s assignment. Provides emergency services, including de-escalation and crisis intervention for consumers at the Walk-In Center or approved locations in the community, including client homes.


    Works collaboratively with local law enforcement CIT Officers when a joint response is indicated.  Initiates involuntary mental health holds when needed to ensure the safety of the consumer.  Determines the level of follow-up care needed and facilitates the consumer’s direct access to that level of care.  


    Serves as lead clinician for the shift when no identified supervisor is on duty. Initiates involuntary mental health holds as allowed by statute in order to ensure client safety.  Provides supervision, consultation and oversight to unlicensed clinicians.


    • Serves as lead behavioral health responder when assigned  responsibility for Mobile Crisis calls.
    • When functioning as mobile crisis clinician, travels to designated sites with arrival within one hour of dispatch.  Sites include hospitals, urgent care centers, residential facilities, ACF’s, nursing homes and private homes in the community.
    • Evaluates Walk-In Center consumers according to Jefferson Center and CCC guidelines.
    • Provides on-site de-escalation and crisis intervention.  Enlists family involvement as appropriate in assessing and resolving the crisis.
    • Seeks collateral information when available to complete the clinical picture.
    • Screens incoming phone calls from consumers, family members, law enforcement, other community providers, citizens, and other mental health agencies.
    • Demonstrates competence in de-escalation, assessment and crisis intervention.
    • Practices trauma-informed care approaches to minimize risk of re-traumatization of the consumer and family.
    • Assesses need for law enforcement involvement on a case-by-case basis prior to responding, or upon determining need for support upon arrival at a scene.
    • Provides education and options regarding available behavioral health supports.
    • Determines clinically appropriate dispositions to the least restrictive environment necessary to ensure safety of the consumer, family and the community.
    • Works jointly with unlicensed clinician and in initiating actions to resolve the crisis.
    • Consults with Walk-In Center nurse and/or on-call psychiatrist as needed.
    • Works cooperatively with all staff to ensure a smooth disposition to the most appropriate level of care.
    • Initiates mental health holds when necessary to ensure safety of all concerned.
    • Ensures that clinical documentation is completed promptly and correctly.
    • Interacts with community agencies to improve services for clients, and to enhance CCC’s image as a competent provider of mental health services.
    • Provides on-site consultation and supervision to unlicensed clinicians.
    • Attends manager, team and other meetings as appropriate.

    Other Duties:

    • Maintains an acceptable attendance record
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.


    Physical Requirements/Working Environment

    Ability to operate a personal computer. Ability to attend meetings at a variety of locations.


    Note:  Employees are held accountable for all duties of this job.  This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.


    • LPC, LMFT, LCSW or comparable license, plus one of more years of related experience and/or training.
    • Master’s Degree in related field of mental health.
    • Must have a valid driver’s license and maintain a good driving record while employed with Jefferson Center.
    • Meets the requirements of applicable federal, state, and organizational background checks.


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