20190252 Clinician I/II

City of Longmont, Colorado
Published
October 9, 2019
Location
Longmont, CO
Category
Job Type

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20190252 Clinician I/II

Closing Date: November 4, 2019

Apply online at www.longmontcolorado.gov

HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

350 Kimbark Street

Longmont, CO 80501

303-651-8609

FAX 303-651-8973

POSITION: 20190252 Co-Responder Clinician I/II

Division: Community Health and Resilience

Department: Public Safety Regular

Hiring Range: Clinician I $22.55 - $25.06/hour

Clinician II $28.19 - $31.32/hour

Full –Time Non-Exempt Variable hours, including nights and weekends

   

One Permanent Position. Two fixed term positions through June 30, 2022.

DEFINITION: Respond to behavioral health calls for service in support of Public Safety personnel. The Clinician is part of a three person team comprised of a Clinician, a police officer, and a paramedic. Together, they are the Department’s Crisis, Outreach, Response and Engagement (CORE) team. The Clinician will provide primary de-escalation tactics to high-risk, high-acuity behavioral health emergencies. Provide expert clinical judgement in the field to inform police/ems action and provide the most appropriate intervention at the time of police contact. The CORE Clinician operates in a public safety environment, and field contacts can be rapidly changing, dynamic situations that require immediate evaluation and intervention. Maintain individual, community, and officer safety through conceptualization and clinical assessment and risk evaluations. Utilize skills on scene to de-escalate, assess (bio-psych-social) and intervene in the moment of crisis. Contacted individuals will be evaluated for transport to the most appropriate destination which could include in-patient facilities, crisis centers, or other

locations as needed. Prepare legal documents for transition to appropriate levels of care, including mental health holds, court ordered psychiatric evaluation petition, emergency commitments, and involuntary commitment petitions (court ordered substance use treatment). Resolve the majority of contacts in the field by utilizing clinical training and experience to inform the disposition and referral.

When not responding to calls for service, the Clinician will be engaged in proactive outreach and follow-up. These are primarily in-person contacts designed to build individual relationships, provide “warm hand-offs”, and manage the care of individuals who are unable to connect with community providers.

. Case management treatment plan development and brief counseling are also part of the Co Responder program. The Co Responder program is a flexible, dynamic system that will adapt to the community's needs.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES: As Clinician II

 Respond to behavioral health calls for service with other Public Safety personnel (Police, Fire and civilian paramedics) and provide psychological evaluations/problem identification, crisis interventions, referrals and linkage to resources.

 Provide case management services to clients as needed or assigned.

 Develop individualized treatment plans.

 Maintain accurate and timely clinical records.

 Participate in team/department meetings, in-services, and supervisory sessions as required.

 Perform 27-10 (M-1) "mental health hold" evaluations.

 Evaluate and prepare legal documentation for emergency and involuntary commitment processes.

 Perform outreach activities to members of our community that are affected by behavioral health issues or substance abuse.

 Transport clients as needed to appropriate destinations.

 Accompany clients as needed to appointments, meetings or other needed activities as part of a treatment plan.

 Work with other case management staff to support client progress.

 Perform other duties as assigned.

As clinician I

 Respond to behavioral health calls for service with other Public Safety personnel (Police, Fire and civilian paramedics) and provide psychological evaluations/problem identification, crisis interventions, referrals and linkage to resources.

 Provide case management services to clients as needed or assigned.

 Develop individualized treatment plans.

 Maintain accurate and timely clinical records.

 Participate in team/department meetings, in-services, and supervisory sessions as required.

 Perform outreach activities to members of our community that are affected by behavioral health issues or substance abuse.

 Transport clients as needed to appropriate destinations.

 Accompany clients as needed to appointments, meetings or other needed activities as part of a treatment plan.

 Work with other case management staff to support client progress.

 Perform other duties as assigned.

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