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This position is responsible for responding to crisis cases by providing diagnostic assessment, crisis intervention therapy, mobilization of internal and external resources, establishing appropriate stabilization and disposition of each case and referral for follow-up care. This position has the authority to assess and diagnose psychiatric emergency patients; deem if and when to hospitalize or civilly commit patients; and determine what resources a client and family requires in order to resolve or diminish a crisis.
Challenges encountered by the incumbent include responding to suicidal and homicidal patients, those who are too irrational to remain at liberty in the community or who may be infected with hazardous infectious agents. There is also a risk of assault from agitated, combative, irrational patients experiencing psychosis from mental disorders or substance abuse.
This position is works as part of a team of mental health professionals providing 24/7 crisis services for SLCo and the State of Utah.
Services include the UNI CrisisLine, Mobile Outreach Teams, SafeUT Crisis Text app or Telecrisis. Our team provides crisis intervention, suicide prevention, information and referral, as well as follow-up services.
We're currently seeking Social Workers and Clinical Mental Health Counselors to staff our CrisisLine during daytime and evening hours. Candidates will require one of the following licenses/certifications:
Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.