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  Full Job Description    (Date Posted: 7/12/2017)
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Family & Children Services is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
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Job Title:   Mobile Crisis Response
Job Info:   Provide comprehensive, community-based service providing immediate crisis intervention response throughout Kalamazoo County for youth (up to age 18) and their families who are experiencing a mental health/substance use crisis. Services are offered following a strength-based, needs driven approach and are responsive, respectful and adaptive to the needs of youth and families in our community.


Responsibilities associated with this job will change from time to time in accordance with the agency's program and business needs. More specifically, the incumbent may be required to perform additional and/or different responsibilities from those described below.

-Immediate crisis intervention in multiple settings including home, schools, community organizations, hospitals.
-Clinical assessment of youth (including mental status exam, lethality/risk assessment, and diagnostic impressions) and Intake assessments for Kalamazoo Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services for SED youth services.
-Identification of youth/family strengths and coping skills.
-Family support and guidance in difficult situations.
-Maintain a working knowledge of current community resources and refer clients to community resources; assist in developing safety-crisis plans.
-Follow up services until consumers/families are linked with ongoing services.
-Works cooperatively with current service providers involved with families, and initiates collaborative efforts with community agencies to provide ongoing services for families.
-Conducting pre-admission screening for inpatient psychiatric hospitalization, partial hospitalization, crisis residential, crisis respite, and emergency residential services for youth.
-Utilizes a variety of clinical interventions including best practice and evidence-based models.
-Empower youth and families to work through crisis situations in a safe and supportive manner.
-Provide accurate monitoring and documentation of all case related activities to fulfill program obligations and requirements.
-Pursue broadened professional development to enhance level of competency and meet training requirements of funder.
-Receive supervision that includes both regular and consistent meetings.
-Adhere to Agency and program philosophies, policies and procedures to assure consistent and ethical professional standards and required service outcomes.
This position will be knowledgeable about and actively support 1) culturally competent, recovery-based practices; 2) person-centered planning as a shared decision making process with the individual, who defines his/her own life goals and is assisted in developing a unique path toward those goals; and 3) a trauma informed culture to aid individuals in their recovery process.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Minimum BSW, Preferred MSW/MA in a mental health-related field from an accredited school. Individual with specialized training and one year of experience in the examination, evaluation and treatment of minors and their families.
Lived experience with behavioral health issues is desired.

Salary: Pay is a base On Call pay + response reimbursement.
Salary:   Salary not given
Job Category:   Medical / Health Care
Social Services

Location:   Kalamazoo, MI
Type:   On Call

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