Community Responder Behavioral Health Provider - Montezuma County

STAR · Durango, Colorado
Department STAR
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation $41,600.00 - $60,320.00 per year (exempt/salaried)

Community Responder Behavioral Health Provider - Montezuma County, CO

                                                                                image    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 

Pay Range: 

    • Co-Responder Therapist-Unlicensed: $41,600.00 per year (exempt/salaried)
    • Co-Responder Therapist-Licensed 1: $56,160.00 per year (exempt/salaried)
    • Co-Responder Therapist-Licensed 2: $60,320.00 per year (exempt/salaried)

    Eligibility for Bonuses: One time Sign-on Bonus (Full-time only)

    Benefits include:

    • PTO
    • Holidays
    • Sick Leave
    • Public Health Emergency Leave
    • Health Insurance
    • Dental
    • Vision
    • Life Insurance
    • 401k

    Location: Crossroads


    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


    Physical demands:

    • This community-based position functions in partnership with first responders on patrol or at a dispatch location. The employee will spend most of a workday in a vehicle issued by the first responder partner. The employee must be able to sit for longer periods of time in a vehicle and tolerate the movement of driving. Office space is available as needed for administrative activities.
    • Employee may occasionally be required to exert moderate levels of physical energy when response conditions require self-defense, ambulation assistance, or physical safety intervention.
    • Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Employee is frequently required to walk, sit, stand, or kneel and occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop.
    • May be exposed to stressful situations that involve enraged, distraught and/or intoxicated individuals with possible mental health issues.
    • Possible potential exposure to communicable disease.
    • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
    • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Travel required: Yes


    Required Experience:

    Required Experience, Education, Licensure, Certification

    Experience:

    ·         Experience in an emergency service setting or demonstrated competency. 

    ·         Crisis intervention experience preferred.   

    Education:

    ·         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.

    Licensure:

    ·         LSW, LPC, LMFT, LCSW preferred.

    Certification(s):

    ·         BLS certification PRO,

    ·         CPI training required

    Driver’s License:

    ·         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.


    Required Skills:

    • Must be knowledgeable regarding patient health information and HIPAA compliance.
    • Must be organized and demonstrate the ability to follow guidelines.
    • Must demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Must demonstrate the ability to be self-directed.
    • Must demonstrate the ability to follow the organization’s confidentiality and security rules.
    • A working knowledge of crisis intervention approaches and their applications to clients with emotional, behavioral, and substance abuse problems.
    • Working knowledge of Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and DBT coaching skills.
    • Ability to perform mental status evaluations, differential diagnosis, and service coordination duties.
    • Ability to assess level of risk and treatment approaches and their applications to clients with emotional, behavioral, and substance abuse problems. Make appropriate clinical judgment for resolution of client emergencies to a safe outcome.
    • Ability to deliver services in various community locations.
    • Working knowledge of involuntary mental health holds (27-65), and alcohol and drug Emergency Commitments (EC) and Involuntary Commitments (IC).
    • Working knowledge of HIPAA and 42 CFR, Pt. 2.
    • Knowledge of community health and behavioral health resources and their eligibility criteria.
    • Working knowledge of Windows based computer applications to include MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, and Internet access.
    • Ability to operate standard office equipment including calculator, copy machine, fax, and multi-line telephone. Interpersonal and communication skills to develop and maintain effective working relationships with all internal and external customers.
    • Ability to organize and prioritize workload in a sometimes-hectic environment with frequent interruptions.
    • Ability to follow established universal precautions and report potential exposure to a communicable disease immediately
    • 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.
    • Travel required

    Additional eligibility requirements:

    • Annual Flu immunization,
    • Annual TB screening,
    • COVID-19 Vaccination or Exemption
    • CPI within 90 days
    • Basic Life Support 

    How to Apply: https://axishealthsystem.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=584 

    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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    • Location
      Durango, Colorado
    • Department
      STAR
    • Employment Type
      Full Time
    • Minimum Experience
      Experienced
    • Compensation
      $41,600.00 - $60,320.00 per year (exempt/salaried)