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Stellher Human Svcs Mobile Crisis Response Mental Health Practitioner or Professional in Bemidji, Minnesota

SIGN-ON BONUS - $5,000 - $7,000 Depending on experience and qualifications Position Description: The Crisis Response Practitioner (or Professional) will play a key role in assisting youth and families through mental health crises, connecting them to services and resources, and providing stabilization services as needed. The Practitioner will consult with an MHP on each assessment and throughout stabilization. The ideal candidate will have a solid background in providing mental health services to youth and families. Primary Job Responsibilities: Conduct crisis assessments, an immediate face-to-face evaluation to identify the need for emergency services, if the serious deviation from their baseline level of functioning is due to a mental health crisis or other emergency. Travel is a requirement of the position; valid driver s license and ability to operate a motor vehicle are required. Company car is provided. Determine the need for crisis intervention services, or referrals to other resources, based on crisis assessment. Develop culturally appropriate crisis intervention treatment plans with clients and their families and update as necessary. Provide crisis intervention; face-to-face, short-term intensive mental health services initiated during a mental health crisis to help the clients cope with immediate stressors, identify and utilize available resources and strengths, engage in voluntary treatment, and begin to return to the client s baseline level of functioning. Provide crisis stabilization; individualized mental health service provided to a client that is designed to restore the client to their prior functional level. Assist youth and families with safety and crisis planning; a written plan to assist a client in preventing and addressing a potential crisis. Follow up with families, inpatient facilities, and other placements to set up stabilization or assist with referrals. Performs duties in compliance with federal and state laws related to mandated reporting, HIPAA, and the Data Privacy Act. Establishes and maintains good working relationships with clients and coworkers Treats clients and coworkers with dignity and respect. Works as part of a team to promote a culture of continuous improvement and commitment to the mission of the organization. Carries out other duties as assigned. Qualifications for Mental Health Practitioner: Master s degree preferred. Minimum of one of the following: Bachelor s degree in one of the behavioral sciences or related fields and 2000 hours of experience in the delivery of services to recipients with mental illness or substance use disorder required. Bachelor s degree in one of the behavioral sciences or related fields and has completed an internship/practicum with direct interaction with adult or child clients. Has 4000 hours of work experience in the delivery of services to adults or children with a mental illness or substance abuse disorder. Qualifications for Mental Health Professional: Master s degree in one of the behavioral sciences and licensed under Minnesota Statues as a psychologist, clinical social worker, marriage and family therapist, or psychiatric nurse.