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Overnight Crisis Line Clinician (Clinician II)

Johnson County Mental Health is looking for a qualified applicant to fill the position of Overnight Crisis Line Clinician (Clinician II) within the Emergency Services Division in Mission, Kansas. Licensed mental health clinicians provide telephone and limited on-site response to emergencies, as well as, provide consultation and guidance to hospital emergency departments, law enforcement officers and various other community agencies in addressing mental health emergencies. Crisis Line Clinicians answer the 24-hour crisis line and facilitate mental health reform screens, crisis intervention assessments, level of care assessments, JIAC assessments and juvenile and adult detention suicide watch assessments.

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, and be willing to strongly advocate for the best interests of the clients we serve and a strong passion for Public Service.

Johnson County Mental Health provides hope and promotes recovery through a strengths approach. We believe everyone can learn change and grow as human beings. It is important for the qualified candidate to possess a strong ability to reflect these values and comprehensively understand each characteristic within the nature of mental health crisis work.

The schedule will be as follows: 12:00am - 8:00am, Sunday - Thursday.

Job duties include:

  • Answers 24-hour crisis line provides phone support, preliminary assessment and assistance with triage to clients and their families, law enforcement officers, hospitals, and other community agencies. Conducts outreach calls to individuals recently released from the Johnson County jail who have been identified by the Brief Jail Mental Health Scale as having possible mental health treatment needs to assess current level of treatment and provide information on accessing additional services.
  • Conducts Mental Health Reform screens, and/or crisis intervention; identifies individual needs and diagnoses substance use and/or mental health disorders; assesses individual risk for suicide and other safety related concerns; determines need for inpatient psychiatric treatment. Oversees acquisition and forwarding of all necessary documentation for individuals requiring involuntary state hospitalization to appropriate entities, i.e., District Attorney, state hospital, mental health center. Interprets and communicates relevant information to individuals, families, and other stakeholders.
  • Completes mental health assessments of youth at the Juvenile Intake Assessment Center who are experiencing a mental health crisis. Assessments are conducted via phone, video conferencing or in-person interview, as determined by reported symptoms and current risk factors. Completes Suicide Watch Assessments at the Juvenile Detention Center to determine appropriate level of monitoring needed to maintain safety.
  • Develops complex treatment and intervention plans to address the clinical needs of individuals in single or multiple areas of focus; networks with other community agencies to research and coordinate a variety of resources and services to address comprehensive, intensive, or long term individual needs; encourages the establishment and maintenance of support systems; collaborates with other providers in the development, implementation, and review of plans.
  • Provides crisis intervention to the community through the 24/7 crisis line. Assisting and supporting law enforcement officers, family members, clients, and community partners via telephone and virtual technology.
  • Organizes and facilitates skill development, clinical, and support groups; responds to emergency or crisis related requests from individuals and/or agencies; arranges for appropriate care and services; reviews and updates diagnosis and level of care.
  • Completes and submits clinical documentation regarding services provided; evaluates and documents individuals' progress according to measurable goals; reviews and approves documentation and plans of care developed by other staff to ensure services are consistent with the level of care required for each individual's needs; monitors the quality and effectiveness of services provided.

Job Requirements

Master s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Addition Counseling, or other Human Services field and Kansas Behavioral Sciences licensure at the master s level in the area of focus and a valid driver s license and an acceptable driving record are required.

Kansas Behavioral Sciences license at the clinical level, one year of experience in the area of focus 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/agencies in a declared emergency situation.

Overnight Crisis Line Clinician (Clinician II)

Johnson County Kansas
Shawnee, KS
Full Time

Published on 11/25/2021

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