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Clinician I - Community Response Team - Salary Range $58,532.52

Company: RBHA
Location: Richmond
Posted on: July 1, 2024

Job Description:


RBH is now offering sign-on bonus opportunities for qualified professionals!
Calling all Life Changers!
Richmond Behavioral Health has an exciting opportunity for highly skilled Clinicians to join our Community Response Team.
The Community Response Team (CRT) consists of a partnership between the Richmond Police Department (RPD) and the Richmond Behavioral Health Authority (RBHA). The Community Response Team, in accordance with the Marcus Alert legislation, supports an overall effort to expand specialized law enforcement and behavioral health strategies tailored to meet the needs of people with behavioral/mental health concerns in the Richmond community. The Co-Responder Team aims to reduce the number of people with mental health issues in the jail system; to improve information sharing and coordination, as appropriate, across systems and service providers; and to reduce overall costs relating to people with mental or behavioral health concerns, including the use of emergency services. Clinicians work in close partnership with the Richmond Police Department, responding to calls involving people who suffer from mental illness and/or co-occurring substance use issues. Clinicians are trained to assist people in crisis and provide the most effective services for resolution. Clinicians and officers collaborate to provide treatment in a format that best decreases current stressors and replaces them with long term community-based supports. Co-Responders also help identify community resources, alternative treatment options, and long-term community supports in any area identified by the individual.
As a Clinician with this team, you will perform intermediate professional work providing direct clinical service to clients involving intake, assessing client needs, developing treatment plans, providing prevention services , managing cases, providing therapy, maintaining records and files, preparing reports, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the assigned supervisor.
Respond to mental Health related crisis calls and provide psychological evaluations/problem identification, crisis interventions, referrals and linkage to resources for consumers who are not arrested.
Provide services to clients as needed or assigned as part of response to mental health related crisis calls.
Develop crisis related treatment plans.
Provide psychological consultation while responding to mental health related calls.
Coordinate client's use of other city programs and outside community resources.
Coordinate medication/medicinal needs of clients with psychiatrists, nurses, and other medical sources as part of crisis resolution.
Maintain accurate and timely clinical records consistent with established standards.
Participate in team/department meetings, in-services, and supervisory sessions as required.
Perform evaluations in the community while responding to mental health related 911 calls.
Maintain a trauma informed environment of wellbeing.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
General knowledge of the principles and practices of providing care to individuals who may be emotionally disturbed, socially dysfunctional, behaviorally disordered, suffer from mental illness and/or substance use disorders, and their families; general knowledge of community resources and human services network; general knowledge of community-based behavioral health principles and psychotherapeutic treatment techniques; general knowledge of the theories and techniques of counseling and crisis intervention; thorough knowledge of intake techniques and procedures; ability to evaluate and screen clients; ability to prepare adequate records and to report findings and data
Education and Experience
Master's degree with coursework in social work, counseling, psychology, or related field and moderate experience working with clients with behavioral health disorders and/or developmental disabilities in a behavioral healthcare setting, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Special Requirements
Valid driver's license in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
CPR, CPI, Medication Technician and Prescreener certifications preferred.
License eligible required
Knowledge or ability to learn and practice trauma informed principles and practices.
Knowledge of methods of psychotherapy.
Knowledge of community resources.
Ability to assess crisis situations and intervene appropriately.
Familiarity with diagnostic techniques.
Effective written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to work flexible and on-call hours which may be required.
Experience in collaboration with law enforcement
Qualifying licensed and licensed eligible clinician staff will be eligible for a $4K sign-on bonus as defined by the terms and conditions of the approved sign-on bonus policy.



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About the Organization

Join the Fearless!

Richmond Behavioral Health Authority (RBHA) is licensed by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and is the statutorily established public entity responsible for providing mental health, intellectual disabilities, substance abuse and prevention services to the citizens of the City of Richmond.

Our Mission:
RBHA promotes health, wellness, and recovery for the people and communities we serve.

Our Vision:
An inclusive, healthy community where individuals are inspired to reach their highest potential.

Our Values:
Equity / Innovation / Quality / Inclusion / Accessibility / Transparency / Compassion / Integrity

Creating Healthy Communities - One Person, One Family, One Community at a time.

RBHA is committed to providing behavioral health services to all Richmond residents regardless of race, color, gender, age, religion, disability, or national origin.

Services are provided directly by RBHA staff and through contracts with private providers in the community. Funding is received through fees from consumers, the Commonwealth of Virginia, the City of Richmond, and local and state grants.

Starting Salary Range


EOE Statement

Richmond Behavioral Health Authority provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Associated topics: americorps, community and in home participating, community support, event organizer, priest, program, program staff, resource worker, resource specialist, vocational support/training

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