This position will work as part of the Mobile Crisis Outreach Team team led by the MCOT Team Leader to perform crisis assessment services and crisis follow up services to adults and children in mental health crisis in a five county area. Crisis calls cover all counties in the Center catchment area. This position will cover shifts on holidays if holidays fall on a regularly scheduled shift. This position is responsible to perform crisis assessment services to assist persons in mental health crisis to access needed treatment and referrals, including in-patient hospitalization as needed. These services will be mostly mobile crisis assessments at consumer residences, hospitals, jails and other community sites. The MCOT Staff will be responsible to complete crisis services within the time frame standards set in the Mental Health Community Standards. This position will be responsible to follow up on crisis assessments from other shifts to make sure that persons are seen for crisis follow up and for intake appointments as needed to resolve their crises. This employee will need to have effective communications in dealing with law enforcement, local hospitals, judiciary and other social service agencies to resolve the crisis needs of the callers. Must be able to work under pressure with stressful situations while maintaining a professional manner.
The shift for this position is Saturday and Sunday 8a-8p; Wednesday 8p-8a and a 4 hour shift (TBD) during the day to assist with daytime MCOT.
Requires a Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in a social, behavioral, human service or health-related field including, but not limited to, psychology, social work, medicine, nursing, rehabilitation, counseling, sociology, human development, gerontology, educational psychology, education, and criminal justice.
Must be eligible to be certified as a Qualified Mental Health Professional. Prefer previous mental health work experience with adult and child mental health consumers. Must possess a valid Texas Drivers License and be an insurable driver.