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Emergency Diversion Clinician

Company: Veterans Inc.
Location: Worcester
Posted on: March 31, 2024

Job Description:

With the belief that they were there when we needed them, so we must be there now that they need us, Veterans Inc., the largest provider of supportive services to Veterans and their families in New England, is seeking to fill the Emergency Diversion Clinician position in the Suicide Prevention Grant Program (SPGP) and become a valued member of Veterans Inc. team!

Under the general supervision of the Suicide Prevention Program Manager, the Emergency Diversion Clinician will work as part of an integrated team assisting veterans at risk of suicide and will provide comprehensive emergency mental health and substance abuse services to individuals served by the program. This clinician will provide increased access to crisis services and proactive community response, especially for vulnerable populations, through co-response to community and home visits.

WHAT YOU'LL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR DAY TO DAY:

This position is responsible for establishing and enhancing rapport with the participant in order to develop a detailed understanding of their behavioral and mental health needs. The clinician will conduct ongoing assessment of the participant's condition with the goal of helping them reach and maintain optimal functioning and avoid mental health crisis.

  • Provides mental health and substance abuse support, education and assessment of individuals in crisis or at risk.
  • Provide direct clinical counseling, support and guidance to VETAOE participants.
  • Serves as a behavioral health clinical team member of VET-AOE team, working in collaboration with all Veterans Inc. programs, and when clinically indicated conducting joint visits with the Veterans Inc. Independence Hall Treatment Center to access SUD services.
  • Responds with team on community visits, especially in anticipated crisis situations, but also as part of proactive outreach to provide early identification and response for at-risk individuals to avoid more acute services.
  • Performs crisis evaluations as clinically appropriate.
  • Works with clients and families to explore community support for mental health, substance use and basic needs.
  • Provides intervention services including crisis case management and short-term crisis counseling as follow-up to initial evaluations.
  • Maintains linkages with specific community services by providing documented case consultations and problem resolution.
  • Maintains necessary documentation and records in accordance with program requirements.
    WHAT YOU MUST HAVE:
    • Must have valid LCSW or LISCW.
    • Master's Degree in counseling, social work or related field required
    • Experience in crisis intervention and assessing mental health needs and substance use disorders, with demonstrated knowledge and experience working with the veteran and/or homeless population preferred.
    • The ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing while maintaining client confidentiality and privacy.
    • Comfort talking about and addressing the topic of suicide on a day-to-day basis with knowledge and compassion regarding suicide prevention
    • Must be able to successfully pass a CORI/Background records check.
    • Compliance with Veterans Inc. COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Religious and Medical Exemptions are considered.
      WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU:

      Comprehensive Benefits Package for Full Time employees includes:
      • BCBS Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
      • Employer Paid Short and Long-Term Disability and Life Insurance.
      • $2000 Medical Opt-Out program if you have medical coverage through another source.
      • Retirement Plan (403B) with a $2000 Match
      • Flexible Spending Accounts
      • Tuition Reimbursement Program
      • Paid Parental Leave
        WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU:
        • Comprehensive Benefits Package for FT employees includes:
        • BCBS Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
        • Employer Paid Short and Long-Term Disability and Life Insurance.
        • $2000 Medical Opt-Out program if you have medical coverage through another source.
        • Retirement Plan (403B) with a $2000 Match
        • Flexible Spending Accounts
        • Tuition Reimbursement Program
        • Paid Parental Leave
          For more information, or to apply now; visit our . Please do not mail, email, or fax your cover letter/resume as we are limited to only accepting completed applications through our . Mailed, emailed, or faxed cover letter, resume, and applications will not be reviewed.

          Veterans Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or protected Veteran status. If you need assistance completing an application please contact .

          We do not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. Agencies are requested not to contact Veterans Inc. with recruiting inquiries.

Keywords: Veterans Inc., Worcester , Emergency Diversion Clinician, Other , Worcester, Massachusetts

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