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Mental Health Crisis Clinician

Oakland, CA

Posted: 12/15/2022 Job Number: 923712 Pay Rate: 90k/year - 103k/year

Job Description


​​Mental Health Crisis Clinician



 

Program | Community Assessment & Transportation Team



Anticipated Salary for Associate-Level Therapist (ACSW, AMFT, etc.): 90k



Anticipated Salary for Licensed Therapist (LCSW, LMFT, etc.): 103k



All employees working 30-hours qualify for a comprehensive benefits package



 

Position Summary:




Working collaboratively with the EMT as a team, the CATT Clinician will respond to the call, evaluate, and determine the disposition of the person in need and facilitate that process. The CATT Clinician will utilize a variety of resources in consultation up to and including law enforcement, psychiatric prescribers, and hospital staff, to effectively provide rapid quality mental health care.



 



CATT Clinician is required to maintain fidelity to Roberts’ Seven-Stage Crisis Intervention Model (SSCIT), other evidence-based practices, other crisis management interventions, and the use of screening tools to help inform the decision-making process. Must have a strong knowledge and be able to provide practical application of Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (for depression, anxiety, psychosis, substance use disorder, insomnia, and suicide prevention), trauma-informed care, Solution Focused Therapy, mindfulness/mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques, culturally specific mental health needs, and provide linkage to local community resources. CATT Clinician’s contribution to the performance of the CATT Program helps to reduce repeat Psychiatric Emergency Services and Emergency Department presentations month to month by client and has great impact reducing 5150’s regionally.



 



This position requires 12-hour shifts working 3 days one week and 4 days the next week, repeating this schedule. Locations across Alameda County.



 

Sunday - Wednesday 



Oakland 11 am- 11 pm



Fremont 10 am - 10 pm



 

Wednesday - Saturday



San Leandro 11 am - 11 pm



 

 

 

Qualifications



 

The ideal candidate will be experienced or interested in the field of crisis management; committed to the practices and principles of Roberts’ Seven-Stage Crisis Intervention Model (SSCIT) and experienced in working with a highly diverse community.



 

·        Is experienced in rapid screening and assessment, DSM5 Diagnosis and works effectively and efficiently in stressful situations.



·        Licensure (ACSW, AMFT, APCC; LCSW, LMFT, LPCC) with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences or Board of Psychology.



·        Must be able/willing to work outside during most of shifts, travel in a van with others between crises, and physically move frequently during shift.



·        Must be able to travel to and from worksite and other locations within Alameda County



·        Ability to work with and honor a highly diverse community served, as well as CAT team members, while showing humility and openness.



·        Willingly open to learn and understand different perspectives, as well as show self-awareness around race, gender, class, sexual orientation, lived experience, and other important attributes.



·        Must have valid California Driver’s License and a driving record acceptable by the Agency’s insurance company.



 

Organization Overview:



 

Bonita House, Inc. (BHI) is a private non-profit mental health agency offering a range of services for adults diagnosed with co-occurring psychiatric disabilities and substance use disorders. Services include intensive residential treatment, supported independent living, housing and supported employment, outpatient case management, wellness centers, and healthcare clinic services. 



 

BHI provides expert specialized services to some of society's most vulnerable members: people living with co-occurring disorders. Most people we work with have more than two major conditions that significantly impact their lives. Someone with schizophrenia and alcohol dependence may also have PTSD, and use crack cocaine and marijuana. All of these issues must be recognized and addressed at the same time, in the same place. 



 

Based on a social rehabilitation, strengths-based treatment model, Bonita House was developed in 1971 as a humane alternative to traditional psychiatric institutionalization. 



 

Since 1971, BHI has evolved into a specialized dual-diagnosis agency for Alameda County community mental health clients. We are also able to take private referrals into our residential treatment and supported independent living programs. We work with clients and their families towards dual-recovery. 



 

We know that when evidence-based practices are used within a nurturing, respectful community, recovery from both disorders is real and attainable. 



 

 



Benefit package, valued on average at $9, 000 annually per employee, includes:



 



·  Medical- Kaiser 



·  Dental- Delta Dental - DentalPremier coverage including adult orthodontia 



·  Vision- VSP - Signature Plan



·  Life and AD&D- Sterling



·  Long Term Disability- Reliance



·  Flex Spending Account (FSA)- Sterling



·  Chiropractic and Acupuncture- Landmark



·  Employee Assistance Program (EAP)



·  11 Holidays



·  Birthday off without using PTO



·  23 days of PTO initially accrued during the first year



·  Retirement- Mutual of America 



·  Supervision toward licensure for most interns



·  iPhone and laptop with data available for mobility in field work



·  Tuition reimbursement



·  5 Paid professional development days



·  Partial mileage paid





 

Meet Your Recruiter

Jarod Hansen
Recruiter - Behavioral Health

Jarod grew up in northern California. After high school, he enlisted in the marine corps, where he spent four years learning the value of work ethic, diversity, teamwork, and leadership. After the military, Jarod moved to Oregon to attend college and be closer to family. Jarod joined UHC Solutions in 2022 as he felt his intrinsic motivations, goals, and ethics aligned well with the company and provided a pathway to expand his professional development. Jarod is eager to help the non-profit organizations we partner with today by recruiting critical behavioral health professionals to build a foundation that will significantly impact the years ahead.

In his free time, Jarod can be found camping and exploring the natural beauty of the pacific northwest with his friends and family or enjoying the Portland area’s restaurant scene.

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