BellinghamRecruiter Since 2001
the smart solution for Bellingham jobs

Designated Crisis Responder (DCR) - Full-Time

Company: Compass Health
Location: Friday Harbor
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

Designated Crisis Responder

San Juan

Compass Health is currently looking for an Designated Crisis Responder (DCR) for our MCOT/Emergency Services program in San Juan! The DCR provides crisis intervention mental health services to persons of all ages experiencing acute behavioral health issues and when appropriate evaluates for an involuntary detention. These services will be provided primarily in community settings to individuals who are in crisis or for whom a crisis episode is deemed to be imminent. This position will also provide support and back-up to team members as needed.

Who you'll be working with:

The Mobile Crisis Outreach Team (MCOT) is a community-based outreach team with the ability to respond to and provide crisis services in the community (e.g., homes, schools, shelters). The Team serves adults, adolescents, and children who are experiencing a behavioral health (mental health and/or substance use) crisis regardless of their funding source. MCOT offers short term crisis intervention and prevention services utilizing strength-based, solution-focused, culturally competent, trauma-informed, and recovery-oriented interventions.

What you will be performing

The DCR provides crisis intervention services to persons of all ages experiencing acute behavioral health issues (including both mental health and substance use issues), and when appropriate evaluates for an involuntary detention. These services will be provided primarily in community settings to individuals who are in crisis or for whom a crisis episode is deemed to be imminent. This position will also provide support and back-up to team members as needed.

Complies with all accurate and appropriate charting, coding, and billing procedures as required by the regulatory organizations.
Documents delivery of services in the medical record. Completes all paperwork to agency standard and within required timelines.
Meets or exceeds service hour expectations and/or response time expectations established by the agency.
Stabilizes the crisis situation at the site of contact whenever possible, utilizing a variety of intervention options, including referrals to non-mental health/support services, referral for assessment for outpatient services, referral of consideration for an urgent psychiatric med evaluation, and facilitation of support in home/community by Crisis Stabilization Aides.
Provides evaluations for clients in acute crisis in various settings throughout the county.
Takes active measures to ensure client and community safety when less restrictive options are not reasonably expected to resolve the presenting crisis episode. This may include facilitation of placement in Triage Center or voluntary psychiatric hospitalization.

What we will be offering you:

As the region's largest non-profit community behavioral healthcare organization, we have been serving our clients and our communities for over 110 years. Our commitment to care doesn't stop with our clients though, as we take pride in offering our employees the opportunity to work in a culture that promotes learning, growth, and advancement as well as a focus on employee satisfaction and work/life balance.

(benefits pro-rated for part time employees)

Medical, dental, and vision insurance at NO COST to Full-time employees
16 days of paid vacation the first year
12 sick days with great wellness day
13 paid holidays - 11 regular and 2 that you choose
Professional funds and paid education leave
Up to 2% match for the 403B Retirement plan after the first year
Automatic additional pay raises when you have your 1st & 3rd anniversary with Compass!
And much, much more!!

What you can expect from the role

Participates in the rotation of the after hour emergency/crisis response including initial crisis assessment safety risk and outreach as needed.
Works collaboratively and coordinates with psychiatric services, outpatient services, other treatment team members, etc.
Coordinates services with community agencies (e.g. Schools, DSHS, DDD, Courts, etc.) and works in context of a treatment team as needed and appropriate.
Makes appropriate referrals for auxiliary services such as drug and alcohol services when clinically indicated.
Coordinates care with primary care and collaborating professionals from other systems as well as natural supports as appropriate.
Participates in regularly scheduled supervision and team meetings.
Remains compliant with required trainings and certifications.
Behaves in an ethical and professional manner consistent with agency policy, state law, and licensing entities if applicable.
Understands and practices safekeeping of client protected health information per Compass Health's HIPAA and other agency policies and procedures.
Demonstrates respect for diversity and a commitment to developing multicultural competency and sensitivity.

What you will bring with you:

MA/MS/MSW Degree in a Behavioral Science related field required.
Qualifies as a Mental Health Professional (MHP) as defined by WAC.
Training in Motivational Interviewing, DBT, and Trauma-Informed Care preferred.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Evidence-Based Practices, or interest and ability to learn.
Individuals who do not already hold a license or associate license through the Washington State Department of Health must submit Agency Affiliated Counselor application upon hire and be approved by the DOH.
Valid Washington State Driver's License including vehicle and appropriate insurance.

The organization you will be a part of:

Compass Health is the region's largest private, non-profit organization providing mental health and chemical dependency services in Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, and Whatcom counties of Western Washington. We provide quality creative services to children, families and adults in a variety of outpatient, residential and inpatient settings. We have been serving our clients and our communities for over 110 years, though our commitment to care doesn't stop with our clients as we take pride in offering our employees the opportunity to work in a culture that promotes learning, growth, and advancement. We maintain a focus on employee satisfaction and work/life balance, which includes competitive compensation and benefits programs. Please visit our website for more information: www.compasshealth.org

Compass Health promotes equal treatment and equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, marital status, sexual minority status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability unless based on a bona fide occupational qualification.

Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.2 requires employees of healthcare institutions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination or have an approved medical or religious exemption.

POSITION SUMMARY

Title: DCR

Program: 500-33500

Location: San Juan

Hours: Full-time

Wage: $27.24-$43.05/hr DOE%48707612%

Keywords: Compass Health, Bellingham , Designated Crisis Responder (DCR) - Full-Time, Other , Friday Harbor, Washington

Click here to apply!

Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!

I'm looking for
in category
within


Log In or Create An Account

Get the latest Washington jobs by following @recnetWA on Twitter!

Bellingham RSS job feeds