We are seeking a DEDICATED & DYNAMIC Crisis Specialist to join our CHAMPs team!!
The Crisis Specialist provides clinical and professional crisis work as part of the multi-disciplinary treatment team.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Responds to children in crisis to de-escalate, assess the clinical needs of the client, and determine eligibility for services. • Develops and maintains client case records and writes clinical notes. • Works with families, schools, and other agencies to coordinate and facilitate services to clients. • Provides rapid mobile outreach and crisis assessment and stabilization services to children (6-21) who live in or are wards of the District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia (for youth committed to DC CFSA).
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:
• MUST HAVE successfully secured MASTERS Degree in Social Work, Counseling or Psychology or related field from an accredited college or university. • Relevant license in appropriate discipline as required.
• Minimum of 2 years direct services experience in a mental health environment working with children with serious mental illness, co-occurring substance abuse and chronic health issues and histories of trauma.
SKILLS and COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
• Skilled in crisis intervention, case management, co-occurring disorders treatment and administrative reporting. • Problem-solving techniques. • Skilled in the use of computers, preferably in a PC, Windows-based operating environment. • Ability to work effectively with clients in a diverse community • Ability to respond to and work effectively with community partners
Additional Salary Information: commensurate based on education and experience
About Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Washington
Catholic Charities is the social ministry outreach of the Archdiocese of Washington. We believe in strengthening the lives of all in need by giving help that empowers and hope that lasts. Catholic Charities works to create a world in which every person is cherished, regardless of individual limitations, and strengthened in the use of personal gifts in order to reach his or her full potential as a ...valued member of the community. We are looking for exceptional people who share our vision and values.Inspiring Hope. Building Futures.