Crisis Stabilization Unit Therapist
Posted on: November 26, 2022
Communicare is a community mental health center in North Central
Mississippi that serves Calhoun, Lafayette, Marshall, Panola, Tate
and Yalobusha counties. Communicare offers specialized treatment
services for adults with serious mental illness, children with
serious emotional disturbances, individuals with substance abuse
disorders and individuals with intellectual and developmental
Communicare is currently seeking a Therapist at our Crisis
Stabilization Unit in Panola County.
The position requires a Master's Degree in Social Work, Counseling,
Psychology or a related field, with a current license or
certification to practice counseling within the State of
Mississippi. Applicants must be eligible for certification through
the Mississippi Department of Mental Health.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Provide evidence based services while maintaining fidelity to
promote continuity of care for individual served. Provide services
in the individual's residence or other places in the community as
Work closely with the medical team to ensure appropriate medication
evaluation, management, and monitoring.
Appropriately utilizes and accepts clinical supervision to provide
the highest quality mental health care possible.
Maintain an active caseload as directed by supervisor.
Meet all Communicare, Department of Mental Health, and Division of
Medicaid standards and policies regarding patient care and
Provide timely services and documentation as directed.
Work efficiently in Communicare's Electronic Health Record
Attend and or conduct meetings and trainings as assigned.
Successfully complete training in crisis intervention such as CPI,
suicide prevention, pre-evaluation screenings for civil
commitments, RELIAS, and other trainings as deemed necessary by
Communicare and the Department of Mental Health.
Assist in collecting and maintaining data as needed or
Serve as a member of Communicare's treatment team.
Provide rapid response crisis services, intakes, and therapy
services as directed by supervisor.
Assess home/family situations as it relates to the client's needs
and work directly with the Family to ensure that the family is
participating in treatment.
Participate in conferences and or meeting with referral sources or
other outside agencies pertinent to the individual treatment
Work closely with other programs in Communicare to maintain
continuity of care and to ensure that there is a coordinated system
Provide appropriate discharge planning ensuring continuity of care
as the individual steps down from a residential setting.
Establish and or maintain referral bases within the community.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)
Acceptable criminal background check.
Requires completion of annual trainings in compliance with DMH
Pass a Communicare background check and drug screen. Communicare is
a drug-free workplace.
Ability to perform the responsibilities of the position as
Ability to work independently.
Ability to relate positively to individuals who are referred to
Communicare, their families, other staff members, members of the
community, and staff from other agencies.
Must have reliable transportation and the ability to travel
throughout the catchment area and to trainings and meetings in
other locations outside the catchment area as needed. A valid
driver's license, automobile insurance, and an insurable driving
record must be maintained continuously throughout employment.
Satisfactory completion of CPR with 30 days of employment
Satisfactory completion of CPI within 30 days of employment.
Because we are the people who care, Communicare offers competitive
benefits for full-time employees, including health protection
plans, income protection, and paid time off.
Our popular benefits:
- Medical Insurance - Critical Illness Insurance -
Life/AD&D/Long-Term Disability Insurance - Dental/Vision/Term
Life/Cancer coverage available - Retirement Plan - 403-B - 403-B
matching - 11 Holidays per year - 15 Annual Leave days per year (18
days after 3 years of employment) - 15 Sick Leave per year -
Professional Development leave - Jury leave - Military
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