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MCRT Clinician-Per Diem

Location: Mt. Vernon, NY, United States
Date Posted: Jul 5, 2024

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Description

Location: Mount Vernon, NY and New Rochelle, NY 

Psition: MCRT Clinician- LMSW, LMHC or LCSW

Hours: Per Diem 4 pm to 12 evenings and weekend shifts 8 am to 4 pm and 4 pm to 12 am

Rate of Pay: LMSW/LMHC $35 LCSW $40 and Overnight On Call $25

 

Position Summary:   The Guidance Center of Westchester’s Mobile Crisis Response Teams (MCRT) in New Rochelle/catchment area and Mt. Vernon/catchment area act as Emergency First Responder Providers for those in the community that are experiencing a mental health, substance use disorder crisis that includes suicide risk. The calls come from Police who have received 911 calls for assistance and there is close collaboration with the corresponding Police departments. The Mobile Crisis Response teams will be prepared 24/7 to respond to crises in person or at times when appropriate by telephone. 

 

Position Responsibilities: 

  • Dispatch to mental health crises in New Rochelle and Mt. Vernon  
  • Assess, engage, de-escalate and stabilize people and situations. 
  • Help people get linked to services.  
  • Interface with community leaders, police department and providers.  
  • Assessment of behavioral health symptoms and crisis related needs. 
  • Development of a safety plan or crisis prevention plan. 
  • Work in compliance with Mobile Crisis Response Team, agency, and regulatory procedural guidelines. 

Qualifications: 

  • A Master’s Degree and New York State Licensure as an LMSW, LCSW or LMHC required 
  • Unlicensed Clinicians can be considered.  
  • Skills in clinical triage and assessment of emergency, urgent, and routine calls. 
  • Familiarity with Westchester resources to support a variety of complex needs. 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills 
  • Positive attitude and demeanor 
  • A passion for engaging with community members as well as team members  
  • EEO, AAE, M/F/D/V
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