Clinician | Emergency Services
Child & Family Services - Plymouth, MA

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This is a full-time, 40 hour per week position. The Emergency Services Clinician works as a member of a multi-disciplinary team to provide immediate short term relief to individuals suffering from an acute psychiatric episode. S/he is directly responsible to the Emergency Services Program Director.

Job Code: ESC01

Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology or related field.
  • Two years post grad experience in a mental health setting or one year supervised internship at graduate level.
Essential Job Requirements
  • Have a background in children, adolescent, and family work.
  • Maintain regular and timely attendance.
  • Have the ability to move readily from task to task.
  • Possess excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Promote high staff moral and team atmosphere within department.
  • Possess a valid Drivers License and reliable transportation.
  • Adhere to the agency’s policy regarding confidentiality.
  • Maintain a positive attitude.
  • Adhere to all policies set forth in the Employee Manual.
  • Have a commitment to the agency’s philosophy and the ability to translate this to others.
  • Ability to move quickly in responding to emergencies.
Responsibilities The following responsibilities are not meant to be all inclusive and may be adjusted to meet the agency’s needs.
  • Complete intake data form by telephone or in person either on site or at outreach locations.
  • Confirm health care coverage.
  • Conduct comprehensive mental health status exam utilizing an admissions/screening instrument which includes providing a diagnosis in accordance with the DSM IV.
  • Telephone screening and consultations.
  • An understanding of different treatment modalities that can be applied to stabilize clients in their home and prevent hospitalization.
  • Consult with clinic director/administrator on call and or consulting psychiatrist prior to disposition plan to include outpatient services, hospitalization or hospital diversion.
  • Participate in regularly scheduled clinical supervision, staff meetings, staff development and training curriculum.

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