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Whatcom County Designated Crisis Responder Dispatcher

Company: Compass Health
Location: Bellingham
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

Dispatch Designated Crisis Responder (DCR) Bellingham, WA Based in What-Comm call center Compass Health is currently looking for an Dispatch Designated Crisis Responder (DCR) for our MCOT/Emergency Services program! 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. This position will primarily be responsible to receive requests for crisis outreach services, conduct initial investigation to determine level of response required, and delegate the case to the appropriate staff person(s) based on the case presentation. This position will primarily provide services from the office location; but occasionally may be required to conduct a community outreach What you will be carrying along MA/MS/MSW Degree in a Behavioral Science related field.
Qualifies as a Designated Crisis Responder (DCR) and Mental Health Professional (MHP) as defined by WAC.
2+ years of direct clinical service experience in a behavioral health care setting.
Demonstrated experience with systems of care coordination and in providing treatment planning, individual and/or group therapy, case management, and crisis planning and stabilization.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Evidence-Based Practices, or interest and ability to learn.
Washington State Approved Supervisor Training must be completed prior to providing clinical supervision.
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.
Current First Aid & CPR certification, or ability to obtain within 90 days of hire.
Valid Washington State Driver's License including vehicle and appropriate insurance. What you will be sharing Ability to attend the DCR Academy by the time of the first annual review required.
Familiarity with RCW 71.05 and 71.34 required.
Ability to formulate an individual treatment plan and apply appropriate rehabilitation and treatment modalities.
Ability to relate effectively with patients, agency staff, other community programs, and the general public.
Ability to work independently without daily onsite supervision.
Demonstrated understanding of team dynamics and the ability to develop a healthy, positive work environment.
Ability to work effectively with individuals with complex needs and multi-system involvement.
Ability to maintain a positive, solution-focused demeanor when responding to conflicts or problems.
Demonstrated organizational skills and the ability to multitask within a fast-paced environment.
Excellent communication skills, written and verbal.
General computer proficiency, including the ability to utilize electronic medical record systems.
Ability to pass pre-employment criminal background check, which may or may not include an additional search by DSHS. What we will be offering 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. 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!! ABOUT Us
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: 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 POSITION SUMMARY Job Title: Dispatch DCR
Program: 500-21360
Location: Bellingham
Hours: Thursday- Sunday 0800-1800, Fulltime
Wage: $27.24-$43.05/hr DOE

Keywords: Compass Health, Bellingham , Whatcom County Designated Crisis Responder Dispatcher, Professions , Bellingham, Washington

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