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Crisis Support Specialist

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This is a Full-time position in Tempe, AZ posted September 22, 2022.

*Crisis Support Specialist*
*_Tempe_**_, Arizona_*
* ** Shift Options available
* ** Excellent Benefits

Provides crisis intervention expertise and counseling directly to patients during evening and weekend/holiday hours by performing the following duties personally. Responsible for ensuring that all critical tasks are fulfilled on a timely basis.

*Responsibilities*
* Maintains exclusive focus upon patients, the quality of their condition and care, and their individual needs without significant distraction by administrative and non-patient contact activities.
* Complies fully with all patient medical records and information privacy regulations, state and federal.
* Takes all steps necessary to fully ensure employee patient and medical data confidentiality and security.
* Ensures that patients receiving care are well cared for according to state and federal regulations as well as contemporary behavioral health practices.
* Provides crisis intervention services directly to patients and residents while ensuring that repetitive crises on individual bases are prevented.
* Utilizes professional expertise to prevent negative outcomes such as violence, anti-social behavior, suicide and self-victimizing trauma, and develops patient/family/ community safety plans.
* Evaluates and accurately documents patient condition, and continually adjusts response methodologies accordingly.
* Maintains exceptional working relationships with various internal behavioral health experts and external behavioral health resources.
* Determines if acute psychiatric care is necessary and gains facility admission on a rapid basis when patient conditions and risks warrant it.
* Takes all actions necessary to ensure that all behavioral and medical care is fully coordinated in a best practice manner while creating and ensuring healthy behavioral and medical outcomes.
* Documents all pertinent and required patient information and data completely, accurately, and rapidly on a verbal, written and/or electronic basis frequently within multiple record-keeping and reporting systems.
* Consults with other members of the medical, behavioral health and EMS teams to ensure that patient needs are met and for the purpose of arranging other appropriate interventions.
* Ensures that all appropriate entities such as schools, facilities, businesses, law enforcement agencies, and other governmental authorities are notified in specific patient cases when warranted for safety and/or patient care reasons.
* Communicates thoroughly and clearly with all members of patient care and treatment teams.
* Assesses patients and residents for referral to external treatment resources and makes appropriate referrals.
* Helps patient and family through individual or group discussions to ensure that patients/residents understand, accept, and follow behavioral and medical recommendations.
* Facilitates discharge planning while notifying all appropriate authorities and agencies of risk situations, such as Adult Protective Services, Child Protective Services, law enforcement, etc.
* Demonstrates ability to regularly change priorities to accomplish all tasks despite frequent interruptions.
* Demonstrates ability to clearly communicate, both orally and in writing, while performing all essential functions.
* Performs other special projects and duties as assigned.

*_Qualifications_*
* Masters’ Degree in Counseling or Social Work required.
* Current independent licensure from Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners as either LPC, LCSW, LMSW, LISAC, LAMFT, LASAC, LMFT
* Two to five years of recent experience within a residential mental health and/or substance abuse treatment facility with at least two recent years of experience successfully counseling individuals in crisis situations.
* Experience within a multi-cultural health care environment strongly preferred, with Native American direct patient serving experience required.
* Arizona drivers’ license with no major violations during the prior five years.
* Demonstrated ability to relate to diverse cultures.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $24.00 – $31.00 per hour

Benefits:
* 401(k)
* Dental insurance
* Flexible schedule
* Health insurance
* Paid time off
* Vision insurance
Schedule:
* 8 hour shift

License/Certification:
* Arizona State Board of Behavioral Health Clinicians License (Required)

Work Location: One location