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MCRS Crisis Intervention Clinician

Job Description

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Crisis Intervention Clinician with the Mobile Crisis Response Services (MCRS) Program at Georgia Regional Hospital at Savannah (please visit www.garegionalsavannah.com for more information about the hospital). Two full-time positions available.

Job Description:

This position will provide community-based crisis intervention services for C&A and Adult populations with mental health and/or substance abuse diagnoses, to include de-escalation of crises, completing clinical assessments to determine risk of harm and clinical level of care, providing education to consumers, their families, and significant others in early detection of signs and symptoms of relapse, providing brief solution-focused therapy as indicated, development of safety plans and treatment plans, discharge planning, referring and linking consumers to community providers in the least restrictive environment, providing continuity of care/follow-up services for consumers and support services for consumers, their families, and significant others, participating in community presentations regarding program services, and attending monthly meetings with collaborative partners in the continuum of care for children, adolescents, and adults. - The MCRS Adult and C&A Program provides services on a 24/7 basis; however, MCRS Team Clinicians are responsible for completing a maximum of three (3) crisis assessments during assigned on-call days. - MCRS Team Clinicians are usually scheduled for primary on-call assignment 1-2 days weekly, based on staffing. - Primary and secondary MCRS Team Clinicians are scheduled daily in order to provide program coverage. - MCRS Team Clinicians primarily work a standard 40 hour work week, with two (2) days off weekly. Based on the crisis aspect of services for this program, schedules are adjusted accordingly if a MCRS Team Clinician works beyond a standard 40 hour work week. - MCRS Team Clinicians are scheduled for weekend coverage primarily 1-2 times monthly, based on staffing and number of weekends in each month (4 or 5). - MCRS Team Clinicians are scheduled to receive time off for all State Holidays, either on the actual holiday date or time is adjusted accordingly.

When you send your resume saved in format compatible with MS Word 2007 version to the email address listed below, you must include in the subject line the hospital location and position title.


Master's degree and eligibility to be licensed

Preferred Qualifications

DBHDD requires that this position is a Master's in Social Work. . LCSW or License-eligible . Ability to complete a 1013. Experience in crisis intervention services, completion of consumer-centered clinical psychosocial assessments and treatment planning, knowledge of community resources and discharge planning, collaborating with multidisciplinary teams, interfacing with multiple community providers, programs, and agencies, and providing program presentations . Excellent writing and verbal communication skills . Two years previous work experience in providing Mental Health, Substance Abuse, or related social services in a community or hospital setting .


In addition to a competitive salary (Salary Depends On Skills and Experience), we offer a generous benefits package that includes a flexible schedule, training opportunities, employee retirement plan, deferred compensation, 12 paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance.

This position is a pay grade 13 on the statewide salary plan.

Employment Information

This position is located at Georgia Regional Hospital at Savannah in Savannah, Georgia.

Since opening in 1970, GeorgiaRegional Hospital at Savannah (GRHS) has stood as a beacon of hope for consumers in need of mental health, developmental disability and addictive disease services in the southeast region of the state of Georgia.

Savannah, Georgia's First City is first, in family fun for the summer! With more than 50 cultural and historic attractions, there are plenty of museums, galleries, great entertainment and tours to keep busy and beat the heat!

Come join our team of professional staff and make a difference.

Applying for this job

Please email your cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word format to: grhs_hr@dhr.state.ga.us

To ensure proper routing/handling of your credentials, copy/paste or type the following title in the subject line of your email: MCRS Crisis Intervention Clinician If you are currently employed by DBHDD, please include "Internal Employee" in the subject line as well.

You may be subject to a Drug Screen. You may be required to submit fingerprints to check for the existence of Criminal History Record Information through the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. You do have the right to challenge the contents of any Criminal History that is located, should you choose to do so.

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities provides services to ensure the health and welfare of Georgians. As an employee of DBHDD, in the event of an identified emergency you may be required, as a term and condition of employment, to assist in meeting the emergency responsibilities of the department.