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Mobile Crisis Response Team Clinician

Posted: 01/09/2022

Position Title: Mobile Crisis Response Team Clinician (Clinician II)
Job Title: Mobile Crisis Response Team Clinician (Clinician II)
Organizational Unit: Johnson County KS -> Mental Health -> MNH-Crisis Services
Location: Johnson County - KS US

Northeast Office - Mission, KS 66202 US (Primary)
Position Grade: 17.16 Exempt
Pay Range (actual pay depends on qualifications): $24.51 - $36.77
Employment Category: Fulltime-Regular (40 hrs, Full Benefits)
Work Schedule: 8am-5pm; Monday - Friday (with an ability to periodically be flexible outside of these hours)
 
Job Description: The Mobile Crisis Response Team (MCRT) is looking for a Mental Health Clinician to provide mobile mental health crisis services during business hours Monday through Friday. The Mobile Crisis Response Team is part of JCMHC’s Emergency Services Division, is made of crisis case managers and licensed clinicians, and is based out of the Mission office but geared toward work in the community. The goals of MCRT include: ensuring the emergent mental health needs of Johnson County residents are met, resolving emergency situations by providing brief and intensive services, reducing clients’ needs for hospitalization and law enforcement interaction when possible, and supporting client connection to services including but not limited to mental health care.
 
Johnson County Mental Health provides hope and promotes recovery through the Strengths Perspective by treating people with dignity and respect and starting with people’s strengths in mind. We believe everyone has a story, every individual has value, and people strive for success. It is important for the qualified candidate to reflect these values and understand each characteristic within the nature of mental health crisis work. 
 
The qualified candidate will have a strong desire to provide intensive crisis intervention services to the community, be well versed in suicide and safety assessments, be willing to strongly advocate for the best interests of the clients we serve and have a strong passion for Public Service.

The primary responsibilities for this position include:
  • Provide mobile and in-office crisis interventions, clinical assessments, and care management to a wide variety of individuals in crisis;
  • Triage and determine appropriate next steps for walk-in clients to the Mission office;
  • Assess risk and develop effective safety and/or crisis stabilization plans with client when indicated, referring to higher level of care when needed and diverting to maintain client safely in their home communities when possible;
  • Complete clinical assessments primarily for the purposes of crisis intervention and JCMHC diagnostic intakes, but also as needed for state hospitalization screening and CARE Level II PASSR assessments;
  • Collaborate with JCMHC teams and other community agencies, including law enforcement, to advocate and partner for individuals’ needs; collaborate with other providers in the development, implementation, and review of intervention plans.
  • Collaborate effectively with other members of MCRT, providing clinical support and interventions for case managers as needed;
  • Complete and submit timely and thorough clinical documentation to agency standards;
  • Maintain the utmost confidentiality of both agency and client matters.
Job Requirements: Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Addiction Counseling, or other Human Services field and Kansas Behavioral Sciences licensure at the master’s level in the area of focus are required.  Requires a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record. Applicants who meet Kansas licensure requirements may be considered if Kansas licensure is obtained by time of an employment offer and licensure is pending confirmation at the time of employment application.
 
Kansas Behavioral Sciences license at the clinical level and one year of experience in the area of focus is preferred.
 
Johnson County Government requires reference/background screening for all positions.  Specified criteria may vary by Department/Agency.
 
Physical, Environmental, and Special Working Conditions: All County employees may be called upon to assist other departments in a declared emergency situation.
Driving Status: Primary (25% or more)
Category: Health, Welfare, and Social Services
 
Apply on Johnson County Government website at https://tinyurl.com/jocomnh-jobs.
 
About Johnson County Mental Health:
Join us in assisting Johnson County residents on the journey to recovery.
Johnson County Mental Health Center is a department within the Johnson County, Kansas Government. We serve county residents living with a mental illness including adults and young adults, children with serious emotional disturbance, as well as individuals with a co-occurring substance abuse disorder. Additionally, services are provided to those individuals who are experiencing acute psychological distress that may result in an intensive level of service such as hospitalization.
Some of the services provided by JCMHC include:
  • mental health services for adults, young adults, and children in both crisis and non-emergency situations
  • individual and group therapy
  • 24-hour crisis line management by licensed clinicians
  • forensic services for children and adults
  • family functional therapy
  • residential and outpatient substance use services for adults and adolescents
  • prevention services and community education
  • psychiatric medication services and on-site pharmacy
  • mental health co-responders embedded within local law enforcement agencies
  • vocational services
Working at Johnson County Mental Health Center is not just a job - it’s an invitation to positively impact the community every day. We are a department within the Johnson County, Kansas Government with over 4,000 employees and enjoy a robust benefits package that includes many different health care coverage options as well as dental, vision, disability and life insurance for eligible employees. Eligible employees receive 10 paid holidays per year plus 3 floating holidays, sick pay, and vacation. Johnson County Government employees participate in the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS), a state-wide defined benefit retirement plan that provides a monthly benefit upon retirement, and we participate in a points-based wellness program with fitness credits that can be used at over 160 area facilities. For more information about benefits & wellness visit our website.
 
Johnson County Government is a values-based organization that empowers all employees, regardless of title or position, to exercise leadership. We believe that everyone has something to contribute and a voice to be heard. Johnson County Mental Health Center is proud of our strengths-based and trauma-informed approaches to all relationships, both with clients and with each other.

Job Type: Full Time

Salary Range: $50,000 - 74,999