POSITION SUMMARY Reports To: Program Director Trainings: Annual, CPI, Suicide Prevention, HSFAC Position Summary: Respond to crisis in community within 24 hours. De-escalate crisis and stabilize child and family unit. This position provides assessment, treatment planning and comprehensive case management. Duties and Responsibilities: Responds on site to the 1-800 state triaged crisis call within one hour. Utilizes the DHS assessment tool for identification of risk. Provides crisis stabilization services geared toward preserving the community placement up to a maximum 72 hour period, if assessment indicates no immediate danger to self and/or others. Works with the screening center to support on site (community based) screening, when indicated. Coordinates the inpatient admission, if indicated and according to established affiliation agreement. Links the child/family to community based services, when indicated and crisis stabilization is effected, according to established agreements. Develops the Individual Crisis plan for a period not to exceed eight weeks if further stabilization is indicated. Provides relevant feedback to the program coordinator re: provider network access and response to service authorization. Documents all services according to established standards. Provides timely relevant/required data to the Project Director as directed. Documentation must be completed within one (1) calendar day of service delivery Minimal Qualifications: Master's Degree in a behavioral health or related human services field. Bachelor's Degree in a behavioral health or related human services field and have a minimum of one year related field work experience Preferred: Bachelor's Degree with three years' experience in working with children/families, and/or behavioral health. Master's Degree with one year experience with children/families and/or behavioral health. Licensure: Valid NJ driver's license Certifications: NJ MRSS Certification current certification or obtain within one year of hire or transfer; maintain certification throughout employment Equipment Use: Computer, copier, facsimile, and shredder. Driving record to pass check and ability to drive in day/night and reasonable weather conditions. The above statement reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.
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