Licensed Crisis Clinician Specialist in Indianapolis, IN at Eskenazi Health

Date Posted: 11/21/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Organization: HHC

Division:Eskenazi Health  

Sub-Division: SEMHC  

Req ID:  7009 

Schedule: Full Time 

Shift: Varied (Days/Evenings) 

Sandra Eskenazi Mental Health Center, Indiana's first community mental health center, provides comprehensive care for emotional and behavioral problems, including severe mental illness and substance abuse. The Sandra Eskenazi Mental Health Center offers both inpatient and outpatient services, including several outreach centers as well as clinic- and community-based services.

FLSA Status

Non-Exempt

Job Role Summary

The Licensed Crisis Clinician Specialist provides crisis intervention and support services to psychiatric consumers of all ages.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Provides crisis intervention and support services to psychiatric consumers of all ages.
  • Conducts crisis mental health and substance abuse screenings for consumers and family members.
  • Evaluates psychosocial status and needs for the development of an appropriate treatment/crisis plan.
  • Provides daily living skills education when appropriate.
  • Serves as a referral source for consumers, working cooperatively with community resources/agencies.
  • Maintains appropriate documentation for all crisis and case management services, including but not limited to, social, psychiatric and medical histories and presenting problems with complete mental status exam.
  • Provides psychiatric consultation to Eskenazi Emergency Room and Medical/Surgical Unit of Eskenazi Hospital.
  • Conducts screening for suicide and homicide risk.
  • Screens for acute care services, including Inpatient, SAS and Partial Programs.
  • Determines level of care for consumers.


Job Requirements

  • Master's degree in Human Services field with license required (LMHC, LCSW, LMFT)
  • Valid Indiana driver's license


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of consumer served.
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span.
  • Advanced critical thinking regarding assessment, crisis intervention, within a strength-based framework.
  • Practice in mental health and addictions treatment.
  • Training in the use and side effects of psychotropic medications.
  • Ability to gather, interpret and analyze client data.
  • Experience in providing risk assessments.
  • Ability to provide case presentation to medical staff.
  • CPR, CPI and basic first aid.
  • Strong interpersonal skills/ability to communicate clearly and concisely in both verbal and written communication.
MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING BASIC COMPETENCIES IF APPLICABLE:
  • Mental Status Exam
  • Medications
  • DSMIV
  • Legal
  • CPI
  • Functional Assessment (HAP)
  • CPR
  • Annual Education
  • Confidentiality
  • Addictions


Sandra Eskenazi Mental Health Center's primary mission is to serve individuals with serious mental illness and chronic addiction as well as seriously emotionally disturbed children and their families. Patients of all ages are welcomed, from children to seniors, with a philosophy of care that stresses strength-based and family- and community-centered treatment utilizing the Recovery Model of treatment.

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