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Mobile Crisis Responder 


Wyandot BHN is seeking a dedicated Mobile Crisis Responder to join our adult thearpy team! The Mobile Crisis Responder provides assessment, intakes, interventions, hospital screens and crisis resolution in the community for both, youth and adults, in partnership with the Kansas City, Kansas community. This person will work closely with the Wyandotte County Jail, local hospitals, law enforcement, HRADAC, and our 24/7 crisis center (RSI).

We offer amazing benefits, a great work life balance, incentives for continuing education and satisfaction at the end of the day.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Works closely with community partners to problem solve complex situations and develop plans for immediate and appropriate interventions.
  • 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 individuals, 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 and under our Wyandot Center umbrella, including RSI
  • 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 jail and hospital, when other interventions can meet the needs.
  • Prepare to quickly respond to calls at all times during a shift.
  • Proactively outreach local hospitals, jail, RSI, police departments in order to build relationships and establish sound protocol for reaching the mobile crisis responder.
  • Follow all safety protocols, and utilize a second staff member or CIT officer whenever safety is unknown or questionable.
  • Understand and follow the guidelines and policies of the Wyandot Center work within the community partner guidelines/policies.
  • MCR will follow-up with those referred to WC services by reviewing electronic medical record. 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 MCR.
  • Contributes positively to the development of new programming and demonstrates solution-focused leadership abilities.
  • Works closely with the Justice Involved Support Team to provide clinical assessments and interventions for consumers who are involved in the criminal justice system
  • Acts as a boundary spanner for criminal justice systems, mental health systems, and additional community based service organizations.
  • Provides assessments and intakes for consumers involved in the criminal justice system, including but not limited to assessments for Behavioral Health Court and intakes for consumers involved in Drug Court or releasing from prison on parole.
  • Monitors program data and develops reports to ensure appropriate accountability.
  • Develops and maintains effective communication with community partners.
  • Coordinate with 24/7 crisis line contractor for any MCR needs during workday hours, or for follow up the next day.
Position Requirements

Job Requirements:

  • Must have a Master’s degree and be licenses as a Qualified / Licensed Mental Health Professional, with preference given to clinical licensure.
  • 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.
  • Crisis and Access Services requires 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.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Hours Varies based on needs of clients - Must be able to work evenings, weekends and holidays, and must be flexible with scheduling  
Pay Range $40,000 to $45,000  
Division Wyandot Center  
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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