Crisis Specialist

Location: Marmora, NJ  |  Position Status: Full Time  |  Position Shift: Varies
Reports To: Program Director

Trainings: Annual, CPI, BLS required within 90 days from date of hire or transfer.

Position Summary:
Respond to crisis in community 24 hours. De-escalate crisis and stabilize child and family unit. This position provides assessment, treatment planning and comprehensive case management.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Responds on site to the 1-800 state-triaged crisis call within one hour.
  • Utilizes the DCF assessment tool for identification of risk.
  • Provides crisis stabilization services geared toward preserving the community placement up to 8 weeks, if assessment indicates no immediate danger to self and/or others.
  • Works with the screening center to support on-site (community-based) screening, when indicated.
  • Coordinates the inpatient admission, if indicated and according to established affiliation agreement.
  • Links the child/family to community-based services, when indicated and crisis stabilization is effected, according to established agreements.
  • Develops the Individual Crisis plan for a period not to exceed eight weeks if further stabilization is indicated.
  • Provides relevant feedback to the program coordinator re: provider network access and response to service authorization.
  • Documents all services according to established standards.
  • Provides timely relevant/required data to the project director as directed.
  • Documentation must be completed within one (1) calendar day of service delivery.

Minimal Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in a behavioral health or related human services field.
  • Bachelor's degree in a behavioral health or related human services field and have a minimum of one year of related field work experience.

  • Bachelor's degree with three years of experience in working with children/families and/or behavioral health.
  • Master's degree with one year of experience with children/families and/or behavioral health.

  • Valid driver's license.

Equipment Use:
  • Computer, copier, facsimile and shredder.
  • Driving record to pass check and ability to drive in day/night and reasonable weather conditions.

The above statement reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.
AtlantiCare is an equal opportunity employer that takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.
Nicholas Papandrew
Applicants only. We are not accepting inquiries or solicitations from recruiters/search firms.

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