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Mental Health Specialist I - Crisis Mobile Outreach (Part-Time)

companyChild and Family Service
locationKealakekua, HI, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Established in 1899, Child & Family Service (CFS) is a community-based organization with a mission of strengthening families and fostering the healthy development children.  CFS has been a fierce advocate for children and families in the midst of social injustices and inequalities. Our statewide support, counseling, and therapeutic programs help individuals and families heal from trauma, prevent abuse and neglect, and can break the cycle of generational poverty.

OUR MISSION

Strengthening families and fostering the healthy development of children.

OUR VISION

Healthy, thriving individuals and families building strong, multi-cultural communities across generations.

OUR VALUES

HOPE values: Humility, Ownership, erseverance, Engagement

We offer an extensive array of benefits for our employee including paid time off, preventative health care paid time off, birthday floating holiday, volunteer floating holiday, 15 Paid Holidays in a Year (16 in an Election Year), Medical/Dental/Vision/RX plans, Opt-out incentive, 401(k), flexible spending plans, & more.

Come join Child & Family Service and help us serve thousands in our communities!

SUMMARY OF DUTIES

Under the direct supervision of the Crisis Specialist / Clinical Supervisor the MHS-I conducts participant intake and initiates all forms required to open case. Performs crisis risk assessment and face-to-face stabilization services with youth in an active state of psychiatric crisis. Establishes participant rapport and trust and provides empathetic encouragement and support participants. Ensures participant safety by examining alternatives and providing options for alleviating the immediate situational threat in relation to the crisis. Maintains a list of collaborative contacts and community services pertinent to participant's needs. Develops a plan to energize participant to take action. Obtains agreement (from participant) as to the action required to stabilize the participant or crisis situation. Provides information and referral services to community resources and agencies. Provides participant transportation to hospital or TCH Home (with parental consent) as needed. Maintains participant confidentiality at all times. Participates in program staff meetings, meets with supervisor on a regular basis, and attends training and other staff development activities, especially on topics related to pertinent laws, the judicial process and cultural/ethnic diversity. Enters data into the computer and maintains case recording, mileage logs and other miscellaneous reports in a timely fashion.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

  • Four-Year College Degree from a school accredited by a recognized accrediting agency - general major. Requires basic knowledge or training in a specialized or technical field or trade, such as social work, professional accounting, finance, business administration, and marketing.

EXPERIENCE

  • Over one year, up to and including two years.

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Skills in collaborating with other disciplines and agency personnel; knowledge of community resources and laws pertinent to crises victim; ability to maintain composure under pressure and in emergency situations; strong verbal and listening skills.

OTHER POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • This job requires a valid Hawaii driver's license, a clear driver's abstract, and use of personal vehicle to transport participants, as needed, as well as a willingness to travel in personal vehicle on an as-needed basis throughout the island.
  • This job requires a valid Hawaii driver's license, a clear driver's abstract, and use of agency vehicle to transport participants, as needed, as well as a willingness to travel in personal vehicle on an as-needed basis throughout the island.
  • The nature of this position requires the incumbent to be on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • This position is subject to a criminal background investigation and continued employment is contingent on a record clear of convictions.
  • Continued employment in this position is contingent on successful completion of CPR, CPI and/or van driving training as such training is necessary to ensure ability/continued ability to perform essential functions of this job.
  • Continued employment in this position is contingent on successful completion of CPI classes OR other Behavioral Management certification as may be contract-mandated.
  • Continued employment in this position is contingent on successful completion of First Aid classes.

At Child & Family Service, we value and celebrate diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, disability status, genetics, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. We apply this to all aspects of employment, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, promotion, transfer, leave of absence, and termination.

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