Position: Lead Crisis Care Specialist
Program: Chatham BHCC
Location: Savannah, GA
Status: Full-Time / Non-Exempt / Hourly
Job Summary: The Crisis Care Specialist position functions as a leader in providing de-escalation and support strategies to prevent the use of seclusion and restraint. The Crisis Care Specialist position also provides effective emergency response in the event of imminent danger in order to maintain safety and security.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides a No-Force-First recovery environment.
Assists with admissions, discharges and transfers of individuals.
Conducts ongoing observation of individuals for the purpose of reporting any significant changes.
Assists in developing natural supports and community living by collaborating with each guest to strengthen valued roles (friend, spouse, employee, student, etc.) so a greater sense of identity is established.
Responds quickly to critical situations that may require Restrictive Interventions.
Assists with food preparation, serving and clean up, as needed.
Assists individuals with shower and clean-up.
Performs room safety checks, insuring that individuals are safe from potentially dangerous objects and that the rooms are clean.
Completes clinical documentation as required.
Understands and adheres to RI International compliance standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policies.
Performs other related duties as assigned
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed must be representative of the knowledge, skills, minimum education, training, licensure, experience, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
Demonstrated knowledge of PC-based software applications.
Knowledge of DBHDD provider service guidelines and changes as needed.
Ability to work various shifts.
Effective communication skills.
Ability to remain focused in every situation and adapt to changing environments.
Knowledge of law enforcement and security principles and procedures.
High School Diploma or equivalent.
Minimum of two (2) years of behavioral health experience, crisis environment preferred.
If driving is required for this position, must meet all requirements outlined in RI International driving policy.
If not qualified to drive per driving policy, a Non-Driver Attestation form must be signed.
Valid driver’s license.
Gateway Community Service Boardis fully accredited by CARF.