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Poughkeepsie, New York

LMSW/LCSW Mobile Crisis

MHA Mobile Crisis Team is looking for a full-time LMSW/LCSW to work the 3-11pm shift.  The clinician will be working with multidisciplinary team and community-based agencies to provide clinical assessment and evaluation to youth, adults and families in immediate behavioral health crisis.

Daily responsibilities include: 

  • Conduct risk assessments, mental status examinations.
  • Provide short-term crisis intervention and stabilization services to adults, children, adolescents and their families in the home or community (wherever the individual is experiencing a crisis).
  • Analyze information to identify action plan, which includes crisis stabilization plan, safety and crisis prevention plans, and plan for follow-up.
  • Consult with team and supervisor as appropriate. Document information in accordance with applicable standards.
  • Coordinate with community resources for collateral input and follow-up care, including referrals for substance abuse assessment and treatment.
  • Conduct wellness checks (home/community visits) to identified clients.
  • Plan for safety, crisis prevention/management, and continuing care.
  • Assists with recommendations and referrals for the crisis responder case manager to conduct follow-up services to ensure continuity of care.
  • Collaborates with First responders, Health Homes, Hospitals and Community/treatment providers to develop an integrated plan of care including mental health, physical health, and substance abuse services. 

• Master's degree and at least four (4) years post-graduate behavioral health and crisis stabilization experience is preferred.

• Candidates must be Licensed or working toward licensure in any of the following: Licensed Master Social worker (LMSW); Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). 

 • Must possess valid NYS driver's license .