Job: Mobile Crisis Team

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Posted: 04/19/2017

Job Status: Full Time

Job Description

Hillsides is a premier provider dedicated to improving the overall well-being and functioning of vulnerable children, youth, and their families. We provide high quality care, advocacy, and innovative services that promote safe, permanent environments where young people can thrive.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Other duties may be assigned.

The essential functions include: 

  • Respond immediately to assist caregivers, Parent Partners and/or Youth Specialists with crisis situations which occur primarily when the child is placed in the community, in accordance with the Safety Plan and consultation with an on-duty supervisor
  • Conduct initial safety and risk evaluations
  • Implement crisis de-escalation and stabilization interventions such as Pro Act-approved holds
  • Interface with local mental health response teams, law enforcement and psychiatric hospital admission teams
  • Transport to psychiatric hospitals or the residential treatment facility if deemed safe and necessary
  • Provide care and supervision of the child while the child is in crisis or needs additional stabilization support
  • Communicate/report and document unstable behaviors and interventions used to the Child and Family Team in a timely manner
  • Engage in recreational and/or therapeutic sports activities with clients as needed
  • Able to drive for prolonged periods, stretch, reach, push, pull, bend, carry, lift, run, and walk
  • Other duties as required

Job Requirements

SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Communication Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from clients,  office personnel, other employees and the general public
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret manuals and office documents 

      Mental/Interpersonal Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to define problems, gather, transcribe and post data, analyze, synthesize and classify information, and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to work independently and with others – including other employees, clients and members of the public -- in face-to-face and telephonic contexts
  • Ability to multi-task, establish priorities and manage time, meet deadlines and perform duties under time constraints
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing work demands
  • Maintain high level of concentration and attention to detail for extended periods of time
  • Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints
  • Maintain a high level of ethical and professional standards in accordance with agency and community policy 

Physical Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to talk or hear in order to give and receive information and instructions
  • Ability to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls
  • Ability to reach with hands and arms
  • Ability to use computer keyboard up to 50% of the day
  • Visual acuity, ability to adjust focus and peripheral vision for work on a laptop or other computer equipment
  • Ability to lift and/or carry up to 50 pounds 

Equipment and Computer Software Skills and Abilities:

  • Computer literate (basic working knowledge of Microsoft WORD, Excel, and Outlook) and data/electronic records program currently in use

  • Able to use telephone, office copier, calculator, fax machine, computer printer and scanner, or other equipment as required 

    ADDITIONAL DUTIES& RESPONSIBILITIES:

                None

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Regularly work indoors and outdoors in a variety of environments
  • Potential exposure to blood borne pathogens

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE& CERTIFICATES

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology or related mental health/human services field and/or 2 years of experience providing child care or community-based experience
  • Must have skills necessary to engage and work with others from diverse backgrounds
  • Maintain a non-judgmental attitude toward youth and families
  • Maintain required certifications to perform role
  • Ability to work varied hours including nights, weekends and holidays
  • Valid California drivers license, driving record and personal vehicle insurance acceptable to Hillsides’ insurance carrier

In exchange for your skill and experience, Hillsides offers an excellent benefits package, which includes:

  • Medical insurance   

  • Dental insurance   

  • 401k   

  • Paid time off (PTO)   

  • Long term disability   

  • Life insurance   

  • Competitive salary   

  • Supportive work environment

Hillsides is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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