Crisis Intervention Clinician
The Nord Center - Lorain, OH

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POSITION PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES
The primary responsibility of this position is to provide routine and emergency mental health assessments, diagnostic assessments, stabilization, crisis intervention, and treatment planning of clients in the community, at the CRU Residential Unit, and on the Hotline. As an appropriately degreed/licensed member of the ESS staff, this clinician serves with others as a Health Officer for the county subject to approval by the Executive Director of the Lorain County Board of Mental Health. All job functions are performed under the supervision of the ESS team leaders and shift supervisors.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
The employee must have a good working knowledge of DSM IV, mental health assessments, crisis intervention techniques, and psychotropic medications. Must have good oral and written communication skills and the ability to resolve conflicts in working with community agencies, multidisciplinary teams, and in dealing with the public on the hotline calls. In order to perform the essential functions of this job, after an orientation period, the employee must possess the following: a working knowledge of Nord Center Policy and Procedures, including sensitivity and adherence to clients' rights, confidentiality, and health and safety issues. Must exhibit sensitivity to different cultures.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Must have a Bachelor's degree in a behavioral health related field and L.PC. or L.S.W. Two years experience in the mental health field is preferred. Basic computer skills required, including familiarity with Windows and Microsoft Office. The necessity for travel in this job requires that the employee possess a valid Ohio driver's license with less than 6 points in a 36-month period, have proof of adequate personal automobile insurance, and use of a personal vehicle. Bilingual (Spanish/English) encouraged to apply. Experience with EMR (Electronic Medical Records) a plus. Favorable references and/or evaluations are required.
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