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Mobile Crisis Responder - Youth 


Wyandot BHN is seeking a dedicated Mobile Crisis Responder to join our youth Outpatient Therapy team. The Mobile Crisis Responder is responsible for providing assessment, intake, and intervention services with children/adolescents. The position is designed to provide intensive and crisis mental health assessments, intakes, interventions, and resolutions in the community and the therapy team.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Works closely with community partners to problem solve complex situations and develop plans for immediate and appropriate interventions in the community.
  • Respond quickly to conduct rapid mental status assessments, suicide risk assessments, hospital screens, and intakes on-site and in the community as requested by community partners, including requests from local police departments that do not have a co-responder or with KCKPD if the co-responder is not available.
  • Provides crisis interventions on-scene in the community with children/adolescents, families, and/or others present as needed, with an emphasis on assessing needs, securing appropriate level-of-care services, and minimizing trauma.
  • Coordinate and facilitate referrals to appropriate services in the community.
  • Conduct hospital admission screens and oversee the admission process as needed.
  • Strive to develop intervention and or diversion plans that prevent or reduce admissions to hospitals when other interventions can meet the needs.
  • Prepare to quickly respond to calls at all times during a shift.
  • Proactively outreach local hospitals, schools, and police departments to build relationships and establish sound protocol for reaching the mobile crisis responder.
  • Follow all safety protocols and utilize a second staff member whenever safety is unknown or questionable.
  • Understand and follow the guidelines and policies of the PACES work within the community partner guidelines/policies.
  • MCR will follow-up with those referred to School Based services by reviewing electronic referral sent by schools. MCR will attempt contact by phone or in person until services are bridged.
  • MCR will document all contacts and interventions in the EHR in a timely and accurate manner, and will be responsible for monthly reports involving the MCR.
  • Contributes positively to the development of new programming and demonstrates solution-focused leadership abilities.
  • Acts as a boundary spanner for criminal justice systems, mental health systems, and additional community-based service organizations.
  • Adheres to and remains compliant with Medicaid, State licensing regulations, grant and other contractual standards.
Position Requirements

Job Requirements: 

  • Master’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling or other mental health related field.
  • Must be licensed through the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board.
  • Must have experience providing crisis intervention assessment services.
  • Must have familiarity with Trauma-Informed systems of care.
  • Preferred experience working with individuals involved in the criminal justice system
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including both oral and written.
  • Must possess strong team skills with a positive spirit, high energy and a “can-do” personality.
  • Relevant experience in mental health crisis services and community resources.
  • Ability to recognize and be sensitive to cultural and ethnic differences.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with personnel from multiple systems, including law enforcement and community service agencies.
  • Ability to facilitate planning meetings with individuals from multiple systems.
  • Proficient in use of technology, including Microsoft Office.
  • Provide and maintain dependable transportation and auto insurance.
  • Ability to build and maintain close working relationships with clients and community partners.
  • Ability to provide direction for programming and planning purposes
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Hours Mondays-Fridays, 8am-5pm with 5 hours after 5pm required during workweek.  
Division PACES  
About the Organization Wyandot Behavioral Health Network (Wyandot BHN) is a family of organizations serving the behavioral health needs of Wyandotte County, Kansas, and beyond.

Our network of organizations provides resources for adults, children and families in need of behavioral health services; individuals experiencing homelessness; assistance with housing, employment, and other needs.

Wyandot BHN organizations include:

• Kim Wilson Housing, Inc. - Supportive housing program
• RSI - 24/7 Crisis Center
• PACES - Children & adolescents behavioral health care center
• Wyandot Center - Adult behavioral health care center  
EOE Statement Wyandot Behavioral Health Network's family of organizations: Kim Wilson Housing, PACES, RSI and Wyandot Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

It is the policy of Wyandot Behavioral Health Network to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender (to include orientation, identity or expression), disability, handicap, age, or any other basis prohibited by law. Any act of retaliation or discrimination against any person who has filed a complaint or assisted or participated in any investigation involving a complaint is prohibited.

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