CASEWORKER II/MCOT (491)

Posting Date: 4/18/2017                                                                                     
Open Until Filled

Salary: $31,509 to $38,398 Annually                     
Salary is based on education & experience

Job Description: This position provides prompt face-to-face crisis assessment, crisis intervention services, and short term intensive mental health treatment and support for adults and children experiencing a psychiatric crisis. Provides services as a member of a mobile crisis outreach team (MCOT) designed to reach individuals at their place of residence, school and other community based safe locations as a means of diversion from jails, emergency rooms and hospitals. Duties include accompanying specially trained Sheriff’s officers (CIT) to individual’s home to provide crisis assessments; recovery plan development and implementation; access to medication services; short-term monitoring and follow-up; inter-and intra- agency coordination of support services; family education and support; and client advocacy in the community where client is located.
Education: Requires Bachelor’s Degree in a Behavioral, Social Science, Humanities or Education field.
Experience: Requires experience working with individuals with mental illness, must be able to work independently as well as with a team. Good organizational skills are a must.
Hours of Work: 8:00am-5:00pm; Monday—Friday; may vary based on agency needs
Licenses/Certifications: Ability to be credentialed as a Qualified Mental Health Professional. Valid Texas driver’s license and are insurable by agency insurance. Continued employment is contingent upon successful completion of Adult Needs and Strengths Assessment (ANSA) certification as well as Illness, Management and Recovery (IMR) certification.
Physical Requirements: Ability to drive motor vehicle; communicate effectively both verbally & written. Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time. Good computer skills are a must; ability to pass the Preventative Management of Aggressive Behavior (PMAB) Training as well as all other physical requirements for this position.
Facility: Burleson & Washington Counties