Community Responder Behavioral Health Provider - Montezuma County, CO
This job qualifies for a $5000 one-time sign on bonus
*Axis Health System follows COVID-19 safety and cleaning protocols recommended by the CDC and San Juan Department of Health*
Axis Health System is a private, nonprofit healthcare organization established in 1960, providing healthcare to residents of Montezuma, La Plata, Archuleta, Dolores, and San Juan counties. Axis Health System provides the care people need when they need it.
If you are a dedicated professional who aspires to be part of an innovative culture and is interested in mission-driven healthcare, Axis Health System is a great fit for you.
Company Name: Axis Health System
Title of Position: Co-Response Behavioral Health Provider
Position Type: Full Time
Eligibility for Bonuses: One time Sign-on Bonus (Full-time only)
Description of Responsibilities:
The Community Response Programs aim to serve those accessing assistance through the emergency response system. A behavioral health provider works in collaboration with a law enforcement officer or emergency medical technician to respond to community members whose need for urgent intervention was reported through the Emergency Communication Center (911). The team(s) specialize in de-escalation, problem-solving, risk assessment, and community resource linkage. Co-responder teams have demonstrated improved interactions between law enforcement, first responders, and the people they serve. Communities have also recognized savings by connecting people to appropriate services and resources, rather than using more costly, higher-level interventions.
It is the role of the behavioral health provider to act as a first responder to issues related to behavioral health crises which may include mental illness, substance use, and social determinants of health. The BHP will utilize a working knowledge of crisis intervention approaches to provide intervention, support, risk evaluation and triage services for all populations utilizing the 911 system within the jurisdictional limits of the partner agency and program specifications. They will actively participate in patient continuity of care, brief counseling, referral, and prompt documentation. This includes an intense focus on community resourcing and linkage, requiring strong interpersonal skills and collaboration.
Supervisory responsibilities: No
Travel required: Yes
Required Experience, Education, Licensure, Certification
· Experience in an emergency service setting or demonstrated competency.
· Crisis intervention experience preferred.
· Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or another related field.
· Master’s Degree, license-eligible, license preferred.
· Must be able to complete and apply training with law enforcement agency including basic tactical intervention, scene safety, basic firearm safety, defensive driving, use of CAD and radio systems.
· LSW, LPC, LMFT, LCSW preferred.
· BLS certification PRO,
· CPI training required
· Must have current driver’s license and ability to be commercially insured and maintain a driving record that allows insurability with AHS commercial insurance agency.
Additional eligibility requirements:
Closing Date: Open until filled
For information on Axis Health System and our company culture, visit our website at: www.axishealthsystem.org
Axis Health System is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
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