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Title

REACH Coordinator 

Category Adult Mental Health Services  
Description

REACH is a crisis prevention, intervention and stabilization system to support individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, as well as a mental health condition or challenging behavior that is negatively affecting their quality of life. REACH provides consultation, prevention, development of crisis education & prevention plans, community based mobile support and crisis therapeutic home services.

Position Summary: The position is responsible for performing clinical and coordination services for REACH Clinical Team. Primary duties include on-site and telephonic crisis prevention and intervention services. Position is responsible for shared rotation of a 24/7/365 crisis line which includes on-site response.

  • Implements REACH supports for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and co-occurring mental illness or behavioral health needs.
  • Maintains linkages and relationships with community partners.
  • Ensures the coordination of support meetings and Crisis Education and Prevention Plans for individuals supported by REACH.
  • Provides 24/7/365 response to crisis situations according to on-call schedule.
  • Participates in required meetings with Team Members, REACH Director, CTH staff and other applicable parties.
  • Coordinates individual’s care with identified Case Manager or other Clinical Home Provider and/or appropriate CSB representatives and/or applicable crisis responder (Emergency Services, Mobile Crisis Teams, Law Enforcement, Hospital Emergency Departments, Walk-in Crisis, etc.).
  • Identifies and coordinates training and technical assistance needs for providers, natural supports and other components of the system of care.
  • Coordinates admissions/discharges and requests for appropriate individuals to/from REACH Crisis Therapeutic Home in collaboration with the REACH CTH Director and REACH Director.
  • Coordinates admissions/discharges and requests for appropriate individuals to/from REACH Mobile crisis supports in collaboration with REACH Team Leaders and REACH Director.
  • Works closely with state and local psychiatric hospitals and training centers for support of individuals transitioning to the community.
  • Collects and enters required data and produces documentation on administrative and service delivery and overall utilization of REACH services within established timeframes and according to set protocols.
  • Other duties as assigned/required.
 
Position Requirements
  • Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) and/or Qualified Developmental Disabilities Professional (QDDP) – Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in human services or related field from a USDOE or CHEA accredited institution and no less than one year of fulltime relevant experience.
  • Graduation from an accredited college/university with a Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, or closely related field preferred.
  • Current, unrestricted Virginia license as an LPC, LCSW, or LMFT or closely related preferred.
  • Experience in intellectual/developmental disabilities, including programming for individuals with significant behavioral needs.
  • Knowledge of the MH and I/DD systems of care.
  • Knowledge and ability to utilize computer word processing and data programs including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite, Web-based data entry, etc.
  • Must demonstrate capacity to effectively communicate verbally and in written form.
 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
Position REACH Coordinator  
Division VA REACH  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Location Lynchburg  
About the Organization Easterseals UCP has been part of the fabric of North Carolina and Virginia for 75 years. We started in counties all over NC and VA filling gaps and addressing the needs of children and adults with disabilities. Our legacy organizations Easterseals NC, United Cerebral Palsy NC, and Easterseals Virginia joined forces as Easterseals UCP to intentionally work side-by-side with more than 20,000 individuals and their families, providing the broad network of services and support they need to achieve better days. Today we are affiliated with both Easterseals, Inc. and United Cerebral Palsy Inc.

Our mission is to create opportunities, promote individual choice, and change the lives of children and adults with disabilities by maximizing their individual potential to live, learn, work and play in their communities.
 
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
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