Crisis Therapist - Overnight (Sunday-Tuesday 8pm-8am)
Community Reach Center (CRC) is an Integrated Health Care and Trauma Informed Care Community that serves a metropolitan area in Denver, CO. Our 500 employees offer a wide variety of services to individuals and families in schools, day-treatment, residential, hospital, and correctional facilities.
We are seeking a Crisis Therapist to join our Crisis Access & Transition Team (CAT) who is committed to enhancing lives every day. CRC wants compassionate candidates to bring their ideas, to help improve, thrive, and connect with the agency and community. Come join us! We will help you grow professionally and celebrate with you in your achievements.
How will a Crisis Therapist be successful in this role? Emergency Service Therapists provide crisis intervention, hospitalization coordination, discharge planning, coordination of care to consumers and their families. The may operate in a residential environment, inpatient setting, hospital, detention facility, nursing home, or an outpatient setting.
• Provides short-term therapeutic crisis intervention and emergency services to consumers and families as appropriate to the position.
• Accurately triages crisis situations within a diverse, fast-paced, and high-energy environment effectively.
• Collects data about consumers through interview, case history, psychological tests, and/or observational techniques; evaluates data to identify causes of problems and to determine proper therapeutic approach or referral to other specialists.
• Utilizes mental health counseling principles and understands DSM V diagnoses and methodology, medical approaches to effective crisis intervention.
• Provides and/or arranges therapeutic interventions as appropriate for patients or clients in a crisis condition and for those with serious disturbance problems.
• Follows up to determine reliability and validity of treatment used; makes recommendations regarding modifications to services and service delivery.
• Provides debriefing services when consumers, staff or community are confronted with traumatic crisis events, profound loss and /or unresolved grief issues surface.
• Consults with other legal and treatment agencies and individuals in relation to patient/client records, rights, and responsibilities. Possesses knowledge of community referrals process and requirements for a variety of local are resources i.e., food banks, shelters, daycare, substance abuse, clothing, legal, etc.
• Participates in, leads, and/or coordinates training sessions and workshops to enhance treatment skills.
• Prepare and develops treatment plans, monitors treatment progress initiates discharge planning and outlines follow up care at disposition times.
• Documents intervention and program activity according to Community Reach Center policies and procedures; maintains accurate and timely clinical records consistent with Corporation standards; progress notes within 24 hours of service provision.
• Completes all quarterly/annual productivity standards as outlines.
• Participates in and utilizes opportunities that provide professional growth through attendance at Center in-services and other conferences and by conducting consultation and education functions as indicated.
• Projects a positive image to other agencies and the general public and will work closely with organizations on resources and care coordination.
• Assists in pinpointing program and management problems and participates in problem resolution.
• Participates in on-going program development, implementation and evaluation.
• Promotes cooperative working relationships and a positive team atmosphere.
• Identifies barriers that inhibit service and works to remove them.
• Takes the initiative to understand the needs of all customers.
• Acts courteously, compassionately and responsively to all customers.
• This position may require flexibility in schedule to accommodate appointments outside of 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.