Crisis Interventionist- New
Company: Abode Services
Posted on: March 28, 2020
Abode Services, one of the largest and effective nonprofits
working to end homelessness in the Bay Area, is looking for a
Mental Health Outreach Clinician who is responsible for detecting,
monitoring, and assisting with the reduction of critical incidents
to ensure the stabilization, health, and safety of the participants
at Sunrise Village. The primary role of this position is to assess
potential critical incidents and provide early intervention by
outreaching to current residents within the shelter. This position
will spend the majority of their time observing residents within
their living space, building rapport and providing clinical
direction/insight to staff. This position will also provide support
to the shelter monitors when needed.
Work Schedule: Wednesday - Sunday, 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Abode's Benefits & Perks:
- Flexible work schedules
- Clinical supervision towards licensure
- 100% paid health benefits for employees
- 30 PTO / Holidays per year
- 403(b) Retirement Plan w/ Employer Match & Contribution
- Opportunities to grow clinically and/or into management
- Dynamic, mission-drive culture and supportive leadership
- Professional Development Trainings & All Staff Events
How You Make an Impact:
- Apply best practice models for assisting program participants
that align with Abode's professional standards and ensures
excellent customer service. Best practice models include, but are
not limited to: harm reduction, trauma informed care, non-violent
crisis intervention, motivational interviewing, and conflict
- Through consistent contact, build trust and rapport with
residents of Sunrise Village. Provide a constant presence around
the dorms/rooms and common areas assessing for possible early
intervention of potential critical incidents.
- Act as team lead on substance use and mental health disorders.
Assist the Shelter Coordinator and Shelter Manager with the
training and ongoing coaching of shelter staff and volunteers.
- Use Motivational Interviewing techniques to explore
participants' substance use/dependency and mental health concerns.
Encourage mental health stabilization and provide support for those
seeking and/or needing mental health treatment.
- Provide support to participants moving towards abstinence
and/or provide relapse prevention services.
- Perform mental status exams and safety assessments that include
suicide, homicide, and gravely disabled assessments with
participants on an on-going basis.
- Facilitate coping skills support group(s) and/or one-on-one as
needed for program participants.
- Respond to participants' requests and provide assistance as
needed; respond to and resolve conflicts and crisis situations.
Provide conflict/cohabitation mediation between residents as
- Provide information and recommendations to the Shelter Services
Manager regarding program evaluation and modifications to better
meet participant needs, community needs, and the agency
- Assist with front desk coverage to relieve shelter monitors for
breaks or during emergency coverage situations.
- Maintain standardized operating procedures, safety of
participants, program integrity, and a supportive and caring
- Communicate with staff and all participants in a non-judgmental
manner; work cooperatively with all agency staff.
- Participate in agency trainings, staff meetings, case
conferences, and supervision.
- Other duties as assigned.
How You Meet the Qualifications:
- CAADE certification and/or BSW or other related field plus 4
years of experience providing substance recovery services. Or MS/MA
in Social Work or Psychology or other related field from an
accredited university plus 2 years professional experience in the
human services, social work, or related field.
- Registration with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences
as an ASW/MFTi a plus.
- Must possess at least 2 years of field experience working with
individuals with serious mental illness, co-occurring disorders and
complex health issues and/or the chronically homeless
- Extensive understanding of the following evidence-based
practices: Housing First, Motivational Interviewing, Harm
Reduction, Psychosocial Rehabilitation, and Relapse Prevention
- Possess a working knowledge of psychiatric disorders and
chemical dependency disorders.
- Ability to effectively intervene in crisis situations with
de-escalation and harm reduction techniques.
- Ability to build supportive and respectful strengths-based
relationships with individuals diagnosed with serious mental
illness that instills hope and promotes self-determination.
Sensitivity to and awareness of the special needs of the homeless
- Proven ability to work independently and as an effective and
collaborative member of a team.
- Possess an understanding of and practice cultural sensitivity
through open dialogue and self-exploration with diverse groups,
while providing direct services.
- Experience working in a shelter or residential program
- Personal life experience with homelessness, mental health,
and/or substance abuse recovery preferred.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills. Strong
organizational and time management skills.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office computer programs.
- Reliable transportation and proof of a valid and current
California Driver's License and current insurance along with a
clean DMV record required
- Willing to submit to live-scan fingerprinting process and pass
Notice: This description is to be used as a guide only. It does not
constitute a contract, commitment or promise of any kind. Abode
Services reserves the right to change, add, delete, upgrade or
downgrade the position as dictated by business necessity at anytime
with or without notice.
Abode Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free
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