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Mobile Crisis Specialist

Company: Burrell Behavioral Health
Location: Columbia
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Looking to feed your desire to give to your community and support those who need a helping hand? Look no further! Not only is Burrell growing the amount of its resources, services, and facilities to assist as many communities as possible, it also provides plenty of opportunity for growth in your current field and the freedom to explore others. Our culture and our environment are unlike any other. We offer highly-competitive pay and a full range of top-notch full-time employee benefits such as:

* Medical

* Dental

* Vision

* Life Insurance

* Paid Time Off

* Short Term Disability

* Long Term Disability

* Retirement Plan

* Tuition Reimbursement

* Student Loan Reimbursement

* Employee Assistance Program

Job Description:


Columbia, MO


In accordance with agency Mission, Vision, Values, and Goals, provides services to persons experiencing mental health crisis. The Mobile Crisis Specialist II is on-call, is mobile, and works as a team member with other staff within the Crisis department to provide face to face crisis assessments or telephone crisis intervention when deemed appropriate.


* Provides needed on-call/mobile coverage determined by their work schedule. Will be available for consultation to members of the mobile crisis team when support is requested.
* Receives calls from ACI Crisis Line or Crisis Services Leadership and conducts telephone or face to face assessments when requested.
* Communicates with other Crisis Team staff members when backup is needed and accesses other necessary community or ACI resources when appropriate.
* Assess for risk and coordinate the individual's needs during crises: facilitate access to appropriate crisis services, assists with coordinating hospitalization for individuals when appropriate, or assists with connecting with other appropriate resources. Complete a safety plan with individuals as necessary.
* Understand how to work with area law enforcement and emergency medical personnel to the benefit of the individual and their families.
* Maintain good communication with both internal programs and external community partners to provide access and/or referrals to services as needed.
* Have knowledge of signs and symptoms of mental illness in children and adults in order to effectively serve individuals in crisis.
* Be able to navigate the legal system with regard to custody and guardianship issues with children and families in order to provide the best care in the least restrictive environment.
* Have knowledge of the involuntary commitment process.
* Maintains proper and timely documentation to ensure compliance and/or reporting to DMH, BBH, and other concerned entities.
* Follows all agency policies and procedures including emergency and corporate compliance policies and procedures 100% of the time.
* Attend scheduled conference calls, webinars, face-to-face meetings/trainings, and individual and group supervision.


* Master's Degree in a behavioral health or related field, have completed a practicum, or have one (1) year of experience in a behavioral health field
* Special Skills: knowledge and skills in assessing, triaging, and treating suicidality; crisis intervention; effective oral and written communication skills; problem solving/decision making/clinical judgment; time management; computer/electronic medical record knowledge
* Work independently
* Establish effective relationships via telephone and face-to-face contacts.
* Adaptability (ability to perform effectively in the face of changing job demands)
* Initiative (taking necessary and appropriate action on one's own)
* CPR/First aid and CPI certified
* Able to follow direction and accept supervision
* Prior to being removed from probationary status, must demonstrate competencies in the required areas of crisis intervention, safety and legal issues, and working with law enforcement.
* Burrell Behavioral Health requires drivers of licensed company vehicles and those using their own vehicles for business purposes have the appropriate driver's license, insurance coverage, and meet the auto liability carrier's driver's criteria.

What we offer:

Great pay, great schedule, great benefits, and an amazing culture of inclusiveness and positivity. Burrell's dedication to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion is clearly reflected in all of our content and across all of our agency. Diversity is more than a commitment at Burrell-it is the foundation of what we do. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different.

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, disability or veteran status, or to other non-work related factors.

Burrell is a Smoke and Tobacco Free Workplace.

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