Crisis Prevention Specialist - Residential Treatment Facility
Parsons Child and Family Center - Albany, NY

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Parsons Child and Family Center's Residential program consists of multiple cottages on our main campus at 60 Academy Rd in Albany, NY. The Residential program houses children and provides initial and ongoing assessment; psycho-education; individual, family, and group psychotherapy; milieu counseling; medical and nursing services; speech and language therapy; art and music therapy; case planning and coordination; activity services; pre-vocational services; and discharge planning.

The goal of our Residential program is to address the client’s psychological/psychiatric reasons for admission and to offer habilitative and rehabilitative care in order for the client to function at his/her highest level possible. Services to clients through the Residential program are intended to help clients avoid psychiatric hospitalization both during treatment and post-discharge; decrease psychiatric symptoms, such as hallucinations and delusions, destructiveness toward self, others, or property; improve interpersonal skills; improve activities of daily living skills; improve academic performance; increase pre-vocational skills; and establish and/or maintain lifetime connections.

We are searching for a Crisis Prevention Specialist to coordinate all aspects of training and mentoring direct care staff in trauma informed care and de-escalation techniques.

Participate in each resident's clinical assessment at the time of admission

Develop Individual Crisis Intervention Plans in consultation with youth, family and staff

Provide consultation for the revision of Individual Crisis Intervention Plans as needed

Ensure approved restraint techniques are used when restraint is necessary

Coordinate analysis of restraint trend data

Maintain contact with families and provide psycho-educational and skill building activities

Conduct Quality Assurance reviews to ensure all state and federal requirements are met

Participate in Incident Management Committee

Required Skills

Required Experience

Master’s degree in the human services field and two (2) years experience in providing services to children with serious emotional disturbance.

Bachelors degree in a human services field or a NYS Teacher’s Certificate and four (4) years experience in providing direct services to children with serious emotional disturbance may be substituted.

Specialized training/expertise in the area of trauma informed care and crisis prevention techniques.

The scope of practice of this position does not qualify as experience towards an LCSW or LMHC in New York state.

Parsons Child & Family Center is an equal opportunity employer EEO/D/V/F/M

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