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Therapist - Mental Health - Adult Crisis Stabilization Services 

Description

Wyandot BHN is seeking a dedicated Mental Health Therapist to join our RSI adult crisis stabilization services team! The Mental Health Therapist must have current licensure in Kansas. This position serves as the team leader of a multi-disciplinary team responsible for serving adults in acute crisis with mental health and substance use disorders. The primary function is to provide an advanced level of mental health treatment, in both individual and group therapy, and conduct clinical assessments.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Works quickly to develop rapport and assess needs for adults in acute states of psychiatric and substance abuse crises.
  • Provides crisis interventions, assessments, and resource planning to adults in acute crisis.
  • Completes intakes for admission to Community Mental Health Center(s).
  • Completes clinical assessments to determine the necessity of higher levels of care using the Kansas screening process.
  • Facilitates admissions to higher levels of care, when deemed necessary.
  • Facilitates petitioning process and/or serves as the petitioner, when necessary, for involuntary commitments to the State Mental Health Hospital.
  • Coordinates / interacts closely with the Emergency & Stabilization Services team to assure continuity of care between RSI and Wyandot Center.
  • Serves as primary in the development of plans to prevent state hospitalizations, jail bookings.
  • Participates in the completion of discharge plans for individuals served at RSI and multidisciplinary team planning for successful transition to community based service
  • Works closely with the Bridge Case Manager and community agencies to assure appropriate services are provided to consumers and to secure needed resources such as primary health services, housing, benefits, employment support, etc.
  • Works with team members, community partners, and service organizations to closely collaborate care and other community services or resources.
  • Monitors program data and develops reports to ensure appropriate accountability.
  • Acts as a boundary spanner for RSI, mental health services, substance use services, law enforcement and other community agencies.
  • Completes timely and accurate documentation of services in the medical record.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of emerging multi-system practices.
  • Coordinates with 24/7 crisis line contractor as needed.
  • Confers with various Center staff to ensure optimum continuity of care to the consumer.
 
Position Requirements

Job Requirements:

  • Must have a Master's Degree and be licensed in Kansas as a Qualified Mental Health Professional, with preference given to clinical licensure.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including both verbal and written.
  • Experience and rapport development skills with people experiencing acute crises.
  • Ability to establish effective on-going working relationships with both staff and various community agencies.
  • Ability to facilitate planning meetings with individuals from multiple systems.
  • Relevant experience in mental health emergency services.
  • Ability to recognize and be sensitive to cultural and ethnic differences.
  • Complies with all relevant Center policies and procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as deemed appropriate by immediate supervisor or designate.
  • Must pass background screen and meet all relevant licensing, credentialing, etc. requirements.
  • Must be able to safely perform the essential job functions, with or without reasonable accommodations.
 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Hours Full time  
Division RSI  
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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