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Job Title: Mobile Response Team Specialist
Hiring Organization: Alachua County Board of County Commissioners
Salary Range: $22.10 Hourly $45,968.00 Annually
Closing Date: 02/05/2019
Job Location: Florida
Description: NOTE: TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VACANCY, ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE AT: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/alachua Master's Degree in counseling, psychology or related mental health field and one year of mental health counseling and/or crisis intervention experience, or any equivalent combination of related training and experience. Licensure in mental health, marriage and family counseling or any related mental health field is required within two years of employment. Must successfully pass a Level 2 Background Check as specified by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. A valid Florida Driver License is required and a Motor Vehicle Record that meets the requirements of Alachua County policy # 6-7; Motor Vehicle Records will be reviewed prior to employment. If in the past 24-month period, the record shows more than 3 moving traffic violations, and/or a conviction/pending charge for driving under the influence, the minimum qualifications are not met for the position. Applicants within six months of meeting the minimum education/experience requirement may be considered for trainee status. This position is grant funded until December 31, 2023 which is renewed or negotiated annually. Employees are eligible for benefits but have no rights to permanent employment. Position Summary: This is responsible professional crisis intervention counseling work providing mobile response team services, and the ongoing development, training and support of the Crisis Center's mobile response program in the County's Crisis Center and onsite throughout the community. An employee assigned to this classification reviews the daily processing of crisis calls, mobile response calls, care plans, follow up contacts and warm hand offs to community providers. Work is performed under the direction of a higher level supervisor and is reviewed through conferences, reports and observation of the results obtained. Examples of Duties: Upon declaration of a disaster and/or emergency, employees in this classification may be required to report to work. Exudes a positive customer service focus. Advocates building organizational culture through aligning decisions with core values including: integrity, honesty, respect, diversity, innovation, accountability and communication. Provides trauma sensitive and strength based mobile response crisis intervention services. Provides direct service through mobile response, crisis phone line, face to face counseling, through Crisis Center chat/text services as needed, on planned basis and in emergencies. Provides clients and families with prompt screening, assessment, crisis intervention support, and linkage to community services. Develops care plans for mobile response clients and their families focused on strategies to reduce individual and family stressors and for maintaining stabilization. Provides care coordination by enlisting the consultation of psychiatric providers and other mental health/social service organizations and transitioning care via a warm hand?off when possible and appropriate. Coordinates ongoing in-service trainings and debriefs for mobile response team members. Ensures team compliance with policy and procedures. Provides supervision and clinical training to graduate students toward their certification and/or licensure. Assists all staff and volunteers, through individual and group conferences, in analyzing mobile response cases, client concerns, and the ongoing coordination of care, case problems and in improving their diagnostic and helping skills. Informs citizens and community organizations about the Crisis Center's mobile response team, crisis intervention services and suicide prevention programs that are available to the community. Collaborates with local agencies to coordinate client care as well as to develop and implement community-wide strategies to address mental health issues. Collects and organizes feedback from each individual and family regarding the service delivery to improve outcomes of care that inform, individualize, and improve provider service delivery. Provides in-service training for experienced workers in areas such as advanced mobile response and crisis intervention skills, new policies, procedures, and regulations including those related to trauma informed care, cultural and linguistic competency. Represents department in community or in interagency activities. Conducts and/or directs staff development programs. Continuously reviews current caseload. Counsels and refers clients to appropriate agencies or services in the community as appropriate. Supervises and continuously evaluates, assist, and advises crisis intervention volunteers, practicum and internship graduate students. Ensures the proper tracking of data and statistical information related to the mobile response team program. Provides after-hours on-call and in person supervision for mobile response team and all Crisis Center workers. Informs citizens and community organizations about the Crisis Center's mobile response team, crisis intervention services and suicide prevention programs that are available to the community. Collaborates with local agencies to develop and implement community-wide strategies to address mental health issues. Coordinates and assists with implementation of mobile response program policies and procedures. Coordinates activities, groups and internal projects geared toward personal and professional development of mobile response team, volunteers, graduate students and staff. Performs the duties listed, as well as those assigned, with professionalism and a sense of urgency. NOTE: These examples are intended only as illustrations of the various kinds of work performed in positions allocated to this class. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Considerable knowledge of the laws, rules and regulations relating to the operation of community crisis intervention programs. Considerable knowledge of current techniques, principles and practices of mobile response, crisis intervention and suicide prevention programs. Skill in the use of personal computers including word processing programs. Ability to work with diverse populations and demonstrate cultural and linguistic competency. Ability to work with and counsel suicidal/distraught clients and work within a family driven and youth guided collaborative model. Ability to function in a team setting. Ability to train, supervise and appraise volunteers and students. Ability to react calmly and quickly in emergencies. Ability to coordinate and supervise volunteers and students in emergency situations. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to make public presentations before community organizations about the program. Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with assisting agencies, other County departments, employees and the general public. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach and to be mobile. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision, and distance vision. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The Crisis Center operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and employees in this position will be required to work various hours and days of the week.
Special Instructions: NOTE: TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VACANCY, ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE AT: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/alachua
Additional Online Information: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/alachua
Contact Information: Jonathan Flynt
Equal Opportunity Specialist
12 SE 1st Street
Governmentjobs.com
Gainesville, Florida US
352-374-5275
352-264-6962
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