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The Mobile Crisis Response Team (MCRT) with the Johnson County Mental Health Center is seeking a Mental Health Clinician to provide mobile mental health crisis and outreach.  MCRT is comprised of crisis case managers and licensed clinicians based out of the Mission office but geared toward work in the community.  This is for the evening shift that normally works Monday – Friday 3 p.m. – 11 p.m. Flexibility is necessary for the evening position due to daytime meetings and trainings.

 

MCRT is dedicated to resolving emergency situations by providing brief and intensive services to reduce individuals’ needs for hospitalization and law enforcement interaction when possible and supporting client connection to resources including but not limited to mental health care.

 

The qualified candidate will have a strong desire to provide intensive crisis intervention services to the community, be well versed in suicide and safety assessments, be willing to strongly advocate for the best interests of the clients we serve and have a strong passion for Public Service.  This position will remain open until filled.  



Johnson County has implemented a skill-based pay plan of up to $4200 annually for staff who have obtained licensure by the BSRB at the Clinical Level.

Job Description

The Crisis Clinician will have two primary roles on the team.  First, the Crisis Clinician will be paired with a MCRT Crisis Case Manager to provide mobile crisis response (see work schedule for current availability). The pair will be dispatched by JCMHC’s 988 Crisis Line team to safely respond to behavioral health crises occurring in the community. Safety is critical in these roles and the pair will request law enforcement support at their discretion. The pair will de-escalate, assess and support individuals through their crisis and complete timely follow up, either by phone or at their home, to ensure the individual connects to appropriate resources and/or the crisis has resolved.

The second role of the Crisis Clinician is to provide ongoing clinical support for clients on MCRT case managers’ caseloads. This includes outreach visits with MCRT case managers to high acuity clients or those with complex circumstances for the purposes of clinical assessment, safety planning, and crisis stabilization. 


Other duties includes:

  • Responding across Johnson County as part of a 2-person team, providing mobile crisis interventions to a variety of individuals in crisis.
  • Assessing risk and develop thorough safety and/or crisis stabilization plans, referring to higher level of care when needed and maintaining client safely in the community when possible.
  • Completing state hospitalization screening and collaborating with law enforcement on emergency detention as appropriate relating to the crisis.
  • Providing support, education, and connection to resources, as needed for appropriate crisis response.
  • Providing proactive outreach to prevent mental health crisis and/or criminal justice recidivism.
  • Collaborating with JCMHC teams, law enforcement, family members, hospitals and other community agencies to advocate and partner for individuals’ needs.
  • Completing and submitting clinical documentation regarding services provided.

Job Requirements

Minimum Job Requirements:

Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Addition Counseling, or other Human Services field and Kansas Behavioral Sciences licensure* at the master’s level in the area of focus are required.  May require a KS/MO driver’s license, depending on department or agency.

*Applicants who meet Kansas licensure requirements may be considered if Kansas licensure is obtained by time of an employment offer and licensure is pending confirmation at the time of employment application. 

 

Johnson County Government requires reference/background screening for all positions.  Specified criteria may vary by Department/Agency.

 

Preferred Job Requirements:

Kansas Behavioral Sciences license at the clinical level and one year of experience in the area of focus is preferred.

 

Physical, Environmental, and Special Working Conditions:

All County employees may be called upon to assist other departments in a declared emergency situation.

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-time

Salary Range : $67,163 - $100,734 annually

Work location : In person

Do you accept applicants under the age of 18? : No

Residency requirement : No

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