Mobile Crisis Clinician ($5,000 signing bonus)
$60,000-$63,000: LMSW, LPC-A, & LMFT-A
$64,000-$67,000: LCSW, LPC, & LMFT
$5,000 signing bonus
This hourly position is overtime eligible. There are additional financial opportunities, such as optional on-call 10pm-6am shifts and various stipends depending on the needs of the program. Mileage is reimbursed.
UCFS wants you to be part of a team where you can advance your clinical skills, make vital connections, and become an advocate for your clients and the community, all while serving at-risk youth and their families. Our team is passionate about the services we provide and are committed to making a difference, while striving to become more culturally competent and affirming each day. Being a Mobile Crisis clinician will provide you with the training and experience needed to cultivate clinical skills that will provide the foundation for your career development. We look forward to the unique experience and approach that you as an individual will bring our team.
As part of UCFS’s Behavioral Health team, you will have endless opportunity to enhance and further your knowledge and skills in a variety of issues through individual and group supervision, in-house training, and outside training. Mobile Crisis’s extensive training program topics include clinical assessment, engagement, collaboration and advocacy, crisis planning, short-term intervention, level of care, and clinical documentation skills.
At UCFS, a Federally Qualified Health Center, we specialize in integrated care which means having access to essential services to meet the complex needs of those we serve. At Mobile Crisis, we work collaboratively with other programs and providers in our agency to remove barriers and streamline access to services including behavioral health services (outpatient and community-based), medical services, dental health, gynecology, case management, and more.
Join UCFS’s Mobile Crisis Intervention team, where no day is the same. You will become well-versed on community resources and levels of care, and gain experience that will aid you in becoming the competent and confident clinician you are meant to be!
About our program:
Mobile Crisis Intervention Services serves youth up to age 18 (including 18-year-old high school students) in New London County and Windham County who are experiencing behavioral or emotional crises. Mobile Crisis clinicians respond to homes, schools, or other community locations to develop a safety plan with youth and their family to stabilize the immediate crisis.
When meeting with the youth and their family, Mobile Crisis clinicians complete a comprehensive assessment and coordinate care with any existing providers, as well as make referrals for recommended services as needed. Mobile Crisis clinicians are available for telephone consultations as well if a full assessment is not needed or desired. Mobile Crisis clinicians can provide support to the youth and their family for up to six weeks following the initial intervention to provide a bridge to other services when clinically indicated. Services are available 24/7, 365 days a year.
Essential Responsibilities –
- Provide services to youth up to age 18 (including 18-year-old high school students) and their families in community settings, which includes, but is not limited to schools, homes, and hospitals.
- Perform clinical assessments on youth in crisis and provide short-term treatment and coordination of care for up to six weeks.
- Develop safety plans alongside youth and their families to maintain youth in the least restrictive level of care.
- Make treatment referrals to resources in the community based off level of risk determinations.
- Work alongside parents, schools, DCF, emergency department staff, etc. to ensure the safety and well-being of the identified youth.
- Master’s degree (MA, MFT, MSW)
- This position is open to both experienced clinicians and new graduates
- CT State Licensure eligible for LCSW, LMFT, LPC
- Strong computer skills including effective use EPIC (our electronic health record system)
- Bi-lingual Spanish/English preferred with pay differential offered
- All employees at UCFS are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19
UCFS is committed to the professional development of our clinicians through:
- Weekly clinical supervision towards licensure hours
- Training and development opportunities to include free access to in house training and a yearly stipend for use towards trainings not offered at UCFS to earn CEU’s.
- Team meetings and case collaboration
- Opportunity to develop groups with all populations with a focus on supporting you to reach your professional goals
- UCFS prides itself in utilizing a supportive team approach to include interdepartmental collaboration to help better serve our communities.
- Promoting self-care for our employees including an Employee Assistance Program
UCFS offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
- Flexible hybrid schedules
- Competitive salaries
- Generous paid time off including 3 weeks vacation, 5 floating holidays, paid company holidays and 10 sick days each year
- Medical, dental and vision insurance
- 401(k) plan with 6% employer contribution
- Paid life and disability insurance
- Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
UCFS does not just welcome diversity, we celebrate it! We strive for diversity throughout our organization to reflect and represent the communities we serve. UCFS is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. BIPOC candidates are encouraged to apply.