The mental health screener is responsible for administering, planning and coordinating the implementation of mental health crisis intervention to a diverse client population in order to stabilize the client's behavior to the appropriate functional level demonstrated prior to crisis. This position provides mental health evaluation and/or assessment data to determine the correct agency or inpatient facility to refer clients to. This position provides appropriate outreach services as required. The screener assists in developing and conducting various internal and community based training and education in order to satisfy regulatory requirements.
The mental health screener delivers care in a prompt and professional manner, always maintaining the highest level of confidentiality and respect. The screener works as part of the care team to meet the needs of the customer and to support departmental objectives. The screener provides quality customer service, participates in performance improvements efforts and assumes responsibility for professional growth and development.
EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree is required with three years of mental health experience, one of which includes a crisis setting.
LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: Eligibility to attend NJ Basic Screening Certification course for Mental Health Screeners is required within 1 year from date of hire or transfer. CPI within 6 months from date of hire or transfer. Valid NJ driver's license required.
EXPERIENCE: Applicant must be insurable by AtlantiCare's auto insurance carrier. Crisis prevention Iintervention annual education preferred. Proficiency in clinical applications preferred at time of hire. Incumbents within position will be trained appropriately and then skill will be required for this position within 30-60 days from date of hire.
Demonstrates the technical and behavioral competencies as established on the Assessment and Evaluation Tool. The mental health screener must demonstrate the ability to conduct and administer outreach services in order to serve client population of a diverse age group with multiple developmental needs.
Potential for exposure to the hazards and risk of the hospital environment, including exposure to infectious disease, blood-borne pathogens, hazardous substances and potential injury. This position requires considerable standing, reaching and walking. The ability to lift up to 50 lbs is required. The essential functions for this position are listed on the Assessment and Evaluation Tool.
This position reports to the nursing unit leadership.
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.
Whether you lead an active life or love leisure, you’ll enjoy working and living in the beach communities of New Jersey’s southeastern shore.
Benefits & Wellness
We believe that healthcare should be a rewarding career. That’s why we offer excellent compensation, exceptional health and wellness benefits, and internal resources and programs to support professional growth for our team members. Here, you’ll find everything you need to pursue your calling of caring for others, knowing that you’re working for an organization dedicated to your overall well-being.
Inclusion & Diversity
Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of what makes AtlantiCare a great organization. We recognize and celebrate individual differences as dimensions that enrich our workforce and allow us to be more creative, flexible and competitive. Our inclusive culture welcomes our employees to freely contribute their diverse ideas, background, talents and experiences to make this a place where everyone can be, and do, their best work together.
For many, the shore communities of southeastern New Jersey are vacation destinations, but for AtlantiCare employees, they’re home. Working at AtlantiCare allows you to experience shore life year-round. Here, you’ll find natural beauty, world-class entertainment, rich history, amazing arts, abundant outdoor recreation, shopping, sophisticated dining and plenty of family-friendly events all within communities you’ll love to call home.
The spirit of collaboration is alive and well at AtlantiCare. We empower our teams to be agents of change within our system. We encourage growth and support advancement. Our shared vision for advancing the health of the communities and people we serve guides us to do what’s right for each patient, our healthcare delivery system and the practice of medicine as a whole. We teach, grow and advance medicine together.
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