Tri-City is looking for one special individual to serve as its Community Crisis Response Team (CCRT) Clinical Therapist II. Under supervision, the CCRT Psychiatric Technician will provide field-based crisis intervention, linkage and referral, consultation, and education within the scope of practice. The CCRT Psychiatric Technician will report to the Crisis Intervention and Medication Support Manager but will be located at Claremont City Hall.
This position is responsible for a variety of ongoing responsibilities including, but not limited to:
- Respond to non-client community crisis calls with or without law enforcement;
- Obtain and maintain LPS designation in Los Angeles County;
- Ability to work with LPS designated facilities and ambulance companies to procure LPS beds and arrange for transfer of individuals that require a higher level of care;
- Perform field-based emergency mental health evaluations in accordance with agency procedure;
- Provide crisis intervention services to individuals, groups, and families;
- Identify treatment needs and make appropriate referrals for necessary services;
- Assist clients and relatives with understanding behavioral health challenges and their reaction to them;
- Provide field-based crisis intervention by assessing for suicidal ideation, homicidal ideation and Grave Disability based on a mental health disorder
- Work on a multidisciplinary team to promote recovery; ability to work in a field-based, fast-paced environment; and other duties as assigned.
Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy or Master’s degree in Social Work or Counseling. California Board of Behavioral Sciences licensure as either a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or a Psychologist.
Must also have and maintain a valid Class C Driver’s License, have a satisfactory driving record and meet Agency vehicle insurance standards.
Candidates must have two years’ experience working in the mental health field working with adult, children and TAY populations plus experience in crisis response. Preferred candidates will have excellent computer and oral/written communication skills and be bilingual in Spanish.
Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge, abilities and skills may be considered as qualifying.
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEE BENEFITS:
Merit Salary Increases: Annually based on performance, budget availability and supervisor approval.
CalPERS Pension: 2% @ 55 for Classic Members and 2% @ 62 for PEPRA Members; employee contributes 7% for Classic and 6.75% for PEPRA. No Social Security.
Vacation: 80 hours per year, increasing with years of service with a maximum of 240 hours; cash out option available.
Sick Leave: Full-Time employees = 88 hours per year with no cap.
Holidays: 10 paid holidays per calendar year plus an additional 16 hours of Floating Holidays.
Flexible Work Schedule: 9/80 or 4/10, where applicable and approved by supervisor. **
Health Insurance: Medical (Kaiser HMO), dental (MetLife PPO) and vision coverage (EyeMed) of which 80% is paid by Tri-City Mental Health Authority (TCMHA).
Life Insurance: Paid at one times annual salary, paid by Tri-City MHA with additional optional coverage available.
Deferred Compensation (457b): Available to interested employees; no employer match.
Additional Optional Benefits: EAP, FSA, STD/LTD & ADD, Bilingual Incentive Pay, On Call Pay, Employee Referral Fee Program, Credit Union available through CU of So Cal, paid time off for Continuing Medical Education (CME) and more.
**Availability of flexible schedule and days of regular day off is dependent upon the needs of the Department and approval from Management.
REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATION: Tri-City Mental Health Authority will make reasonable accommodations in the recruitment process to accommodate disabled applicants. If you are invited to participate in an examination or interview and have a disability for which you require an accommodation, please contact the Human Resources Department at email@example.com.
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Tri-City does not cover the cost of relocation fees.
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