Frontier Health
  • Norton, VA, USA
  • Full Time
  • CITAC Center Norton

SUMMARY: Responsible for clinical assessment of clients during emergent situations in office-based settings, as well as community-based locations. Responsible for providing, coordinating or managing treatment options for clients in emergent situations across the service continuum from least restrictive to most secure alternatives. Responsible for making independent decisions to ensure client and public safety. Acts as a facilitator for admission into the state mental health hospital system and private mental health facilities.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Education: Three approved educational categories currently exist to perform this job. These three structures are the result of changes to the Code of Virginia related to minimal requirements.

Category 1 includes LMHP, LMHP(E) (Resident, Supervisee or Resident in Psychology), or BSN degree.

Category 2 includes staff certified by DBHDS under the 2016 exemption rule.

Certification: Must possess or acquire designation as a Certified Preadmission Screener.

Experience: Experience in crisis counseling and intervention techniques is required.

Knowledge/Skills: Ability to maintain composure in difficult situations. Verbal and written skills. Ability to work with professionals from other disciplines.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Conduct crisis interviews with individuals and/or family members in various settings to obtain information critical to the treatment of emergent mental health conditions, provide written documentation of assessments and interviews and exercise good judgment in evaluating emergent clients and implementing effective strategies.
  2. Formulate an accurate DSM diagnosis based on information obtained.
  3. Provide assessment, service planning, crisis counseling, linkage, advocacy and referral for referred clients.
  4. Provide written documentation to complete all necessary crisis assessments and referrals.
  5. Maintain client confidentiality according to Frontier Health policy and applicable state and federal statutes.
  6. Remain current and proficient in knowledge of community resources and emergency service procedures.
  7. Participate in all required inservice training from Frontier Health, DBHDS, and other sources.
  8. Provide consultation and education services to community partners, as requested.
  9. Must have transportation and drive to crisis appointments.
  10. All other duties as assigned.
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