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CRISIS SPECIALIST/IMPD OUTREACH in Indianapolis, IN at Eskenazi Health

Date Posted: 5/1/2019

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Organization: HHC

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

Eskenazi Health Midtown, Indiana’s first community mental health center has a philosophy of care that stresses strength-based, community centered treatment that utilizes the recovery model and welcomes all patients from children to seniors. 

Midtown’s mission is to Advocate, Care, Teach and Serve, with special emphasis on the vulnerable populations of Marion County, Indiana. Midtown is comprised of several clinics, outreach centers and community based services whose primary mission is to serve individuals with serious mental illness and chronic addictions, as well as seriously emotionally disturbed children and their families.

Eskenazi Health Midtown is seeking a Crisis Specialist who will provide crisis intervention and support services to psychiatric consumers of all ages. The Crisis Specialist conducts crisis mental health and substance abuse screenings, evaluates psychosocial status and needs, provides daily living skills education, maintains appropriate documentation, provides psychiatric consultation to the Eskenazi Emergency Room and Medical/Surgical Unit of Eskenazi Hospital, conducts screenings for suicide and homicide risk and screens for acute care services.

A Crisis Specialist will demonstrate Understanding of and ability to implement a strengths-based, community treatment model while embracing, understanding and operating under the Recovery Model, including AIDET (Acknowledge, Introduce, Duration, Explanation, and Thank You) and the spirit of motivational interviewing.

A successful Clinician:

  • 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.
  • Required to staff clinical work with licensed clinician while obtaining licensure

The qualified candidate will:

  • The qualified candidate will:

  • Master's degree  in human services field
  • Must have LCSW, LMFT or LMHC

Eskenazi Health offers comprehensive benefits including, tuition reimbursement, retirement plans through OneAmerica, various on-campus dining options, a free fitness gym, free employee wellness programs, sky farm access and more. Come and be a part of our PRIDE values!

Eskenazi Health Midtown'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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