Alameda County Behavioral Health CRISIS SERVICES
is recruiting for
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CRISIS INTERVENTION SPECIALISTS.
We are seeking passionate, innovative clinicians to work collaboratively with our internal teams and community partners, to ensure delivery of comprehensive and compassionate services to our most vulnerable populations.
$88,725.00 – $107,367.00 Annually
Plus, excellent benefits!
CLICK HERE to apply by Monday, October 18, 2021 @ 5PM.
ACBH CRISIS SERVICES
We are excited to have you join our multidisciplinary team of clinicians and those with lived experience who share the common goal of providing the right services at the right time to those who need our assistance the most. We literally go the extra mile to provide the best care to individuals and their loved ones on what might be their most difficult day.
We are recovery focused, trauma informed, and culturally responsive. We offer hope, prevention, early intervention, outreach, engagement, information, referral, linkage, crisis intervention, de-escalation, evaluation, diversion, and post crisis follow-up services. We work collaboratively with the community and a myriad of providers to ensure we deliver the best services possible.
We believe in professional and personal development, lifelong learning, and self-care. We know that every individual has something to contribute and our diversity makes us stronger. At times this work can be difficult, but it’s always rewarding.
Crisis Division MOBILE TEAM composition
- Mobile Crisis Team (MCT)
The MCT provides countywide coverage and operates Monday through Friday, from 10AM to 8PM. Plan for future expansion to include coverage from 7:30AM to 10PM, Monday-Sunday.
This team operates with two Licensed Clinicians who respond to mental health crisis calls from the general community and providers as well as 911 mental health crisis call outs.
- Mobile Evaluation Team (MET)
The MET provides coverage in Oakland and operates Monday through Thursday, from 8AM to 3PM.
MET grew out of the successful partnership between BHCS and OPD through the implementation of the Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) Program.
This team pairs an Oakland Police Officer and a Licensed Clinician in an unmarked police vehicle. This team focuses on 911 generated mental health crisis calls within Oakland.
Crisis Services operates 7 days a week, from 7:30AM to 11:00PM; staff are expected to be available for assignments outside of the regular schedule.
Mobile Crisis Unit
- Available to all ages – birth to older adults regardless of insurance status
- Emergency crisis assessment/intervention services conducted in the field
- Early intervention before situation escalates to critical crisis point
- Consultation services provided to consumers, housing/support systems, mental health providers, and other concerned parties
- Assistance with linkage to outpatient mental health services
- 5150 evaluation capacity and determination of appropriate level of care
All mobile crisis clinicians are certified to write applications for involuntary holds in Alameda County. However, clinicians will offer voluntary treatment via various diversion programs when clinically appropriate. All mobile crisis teams work in partnership with local law enforcement. The Mobile teams are a field-based response team that provides comprehensive and compassionate services to most vulnerable populations, including community members experiencing homelessness or mental illness. The mobile teams work to support community members engaged in services to pursue healthy outcomes.
Their goal is to help people in distress without traumatizing them with unnecessary hospitalizations, and to connect them to ongoing care: mental health support programs, housing, and other resources.
Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited school in social work, marriage and family therapy, psychology, counseling, nursing, or related field; AND,
The equivalent to two years full-time post licensure experience as a behavioral health/mental health clinician providing community based clinical and/or crisis management services.
Possession of a valid clinical license from the applicable licensing authority: California Board of Behavioral Sciences, California Board of Psychology, or the California Board of Registered Nursing.
Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator’s license. Applicants must possess such license prior to appointment to such positions.
CLICK HERE for comprehensive BHCIS job description, additional requirements, and benefits information.
HOW TO APPLY
In order to be considered, applicants must submit an online application and supplemental questionnaire by the deadline.