CASEWORKER II (370) (MH CRISIS SCREENER/INTAKE WORKER)

Posting Date: 12/26/2018                                                                                    
Open Until filled
Salary Range: $32,454 to $39,550 Annually          
Salary is based on education & experience

 Job Description:  Provides daytime emergency services/response, information, referral, and intake services to adults and children in Brazos County who have mental/emotional difficulties or illnesses.  The services provided include both telephone and face-to-face assessments in the office and in community settings such as the local hospital Emergency Room and medical floors, jails, and in some cases an MHMRABV location other than home office.  During face-to-face interviews, obtain relevant historical, social, functional, psychiatric, developmental or other information from the individual and/or family seeking services and determine if additional assessments are needed.  If additional assessments are needed, ensures that assessments are arranged/coordinated. Also provides information/education about services available, both through MHMRABV as well as community resources, making referrals as indicated.   On a rotating basis, serves as a member of the after-hours crisis Staff on Call team, performing screening and assessments for persons in psychiatric crisis, and arranges/coordinates crisis resolution based on assessment outcomes.
Education:  Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, or Counseling
Experience:  Relevant experience performing comparable functions; preference may be given to person who is bilingual
Hours of Work:  Generally, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday through Friday; after-hours on-call as scheduled by Program Manager
Licensure:  Valid Texas driver’s license and eligible to be insurable with agency insurance company; Ability to be credentialed as a Qualified Mental Health Professional; 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:  Has personal vehicle for transportation.  Ability to lift up to 30 lbs.; vision; to be mobile in the community; the ability to stoop, bend, and sit on floor; ability to pass the Preventative Management of Aggressive Behavior (PMAB) Training as well as all other physical requirements for this position.
Facility:  MH, Bryan, TX.