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Crisis Response Worker

Company: PermiaCare
Location: Midland
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Would you like to work for an agency that makes a difference in the lives of people in your community every day? Join our team of dedicated and passionate staff and use your talents and skills to help others. Work one on one and as part of a team with kids or adults with mental illness, developmental disabilities, HIV or substance abuse diagnoses, assist from behind the scenes in any one of our administrative departments, or provide necessary support for the direct care staff. Be an asset to your community while getting paid for it!The Crisis Response Worker is responsible for daytime response to mental health crisis calls from Law Enforcement, Emergency Room, and community; and walk-in crisis in the Mental Health Clinic. Provides emergency services to PermiaCare clients and individuals in the community by defining presenting complaints, obtaining relevant history, assessing needed intervention, and initiating appropriate crisis intervention services, resolving crisis situations, filing emergency detention and commitment papers, and facilitating entrance into Crisis respite facility when appropriate. Responsible for ensuring the persons in crisis are treated in the least restrictive and most appropriate environment, specifically, reducing admissions to Big Spring State Hospital. Works to develop and maintain positive working relationships with city and county law enforcement, hospital personnel, and the judiciary. Facilitates entry of crisis clients into needed Brief Services and/or referral to Ongoing Services. Coordinates services for registered clients in Crisis Respite facility.Maintain jail diversion reports. Fill in as needed as tele-medication facilitator. Fills in on evening rotation when Crisis Response Worker (Evening) request PTO or calls in sick. Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Make referrals for, coordinate, and monitor the delivery of, Medicaid services. Perform program planning, policy development, and coordination related to program area.Education Required: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in psychology, social work, medicine, nursing, rehabilitation, counseling, sociology, human growth and development, physician assistance, gerontology, special education, educational psychology, early childhood education or early childhood intervention or a bachelor's degree with at least 30 hours of coursework in the previous fields.Experience Required: At least two years experience in mental health field preferred.Position Requirements: Valid Driver's License, proof of auto insurance, and insurable through PermiaCare. Required to pass criminal history and background checks as well as pre-employment drug screen.Full Time/Part Time: Full-time positionSalary: $20.65 per hour. Sign on bonus may be available.PermiaCare is a public agency that provides a comprehensive array of services to persons experiencing mental illness, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and substance use disorders. We deliver high quality services to eight counties in Texas, serving the community as effectively and efficiently as we can. PermiaCare provides four main services: Mental Health (MH) Services, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Services, Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Services, and Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) Services.PermiaCare knows that quality healthcare is important to maintaining a healthy life and providing proper care for your family. Health insurance through BCBS is provided free of charge to each full-time employee at PermiaCare, with the ability to purchase coverage for your family. Dental, vision, Colonial and AFLAC offerings are also available through payroll deductions for any PermiaCare employee for themselves and their family. Retirement, Life Insurance, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Paid Time Off, Long Term Disability and Workers Compensation benefits are also covered by the agency. PermiaCare provides training and development through New Employee Orientation and ongoing training requirements. Educational assistance is also provided for qualified employees.PermiaCare is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and State laws pertaining to employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.PM22PI206818845

Keywords: PermiaCare, Midland , Crisis Response Worker, Other , Midland, Texas

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