Part-time Crisis Clinician - COMCARE

Date: Jul 10, 2024

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department: COMCARE

Pay:  $37.00 per hour.  

Work Schedule: Varied shifts; no more than 999 hours in a twelve-month period  

 

Sedgwick County offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees that includes health coverages, paid leave, regular compensation reviews, retirement plans, and professional development opportunities.  For more detailed information, please visit our benefits page at SCBenefits.

 

Work as part of a team providing crisis intervention services and pre-admission assessments to meet the needs of members of the community and Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) who are in crisis. This includes performing clinical assessments for individuals who present as a danger to self or others at Crisis or other community locations. In addition, completion of intake, follow-up, and outreach appointments, as well as answering crisis telephone lines as needed is required. Pre-admission assessments entail evaluating for appropriate level of care. Support suicide prevention efforts in the community while upholding the mission and vision of COMCARE of Sedgwick County.

 

Service Provision

  • Complete risk assessments for appropriate level of care.
  • Provide brief focused therapy to address the immediate mental health needs of clients who present as currently dangerous.
  • Conduct mental health assessments in the community with the mobile crisis unit (MCU) to determine a client’s immediate mental health needs.
  • Provide assessment and brief focused therapy services to COMCARE and CCBHC Assessment Program for Seniors (CAPS) clients.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Intake/assessment to include history, presenting problems and diagnoses using DSM-V criteria.
  • Initiates outreach to increase engagement.

 

Documentation

  • Complete progress notes in accordance with COMCARE guidelines which meet requirements for medical necessity, goal-directed therapy and client response to treatment within prescribed timelines.
  • Complete Notes for Record, precautions, authorization for release of records, releases of information, safety documents and other documentation as required and/or recommended within established deadlines.
  • Completes call logs to ensure important information is available to other providers.
  • Assessment tools are to be accurate and completed within the timeframe established for the particular screen.
  • Monitor treatment plans and update within the required timeframe.
  • Respond to Utilization Review staff feedback forms and make corrections as needed.
  • Enter AIMS data as needed.
  • Completes court reports or treatment summaries within required timelines as set by the entity requesting these documents.

 

Specialized Activities

  • Spent time coordinating and assisting with a special program or project at CIS which enhances or aids in the delivery of services to mental health consumers.
  • Activities may include but not be limited to competency evaluations, stress trauma assistance team, crisis assessment program for seniors, mobile crisis unit, or the collection and dissemination of data collected from local agencies.
  • Coordinate admission to appropriate level of care.

 

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s Degree or higher. Must be licensed by the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board as an LMSW, LMFT, LMLP, LPC, or LP. Employees hired with a temporary license must test for permanent licensure within 90 days of hire.  Per Sedgwick County Policy, this is a driving level position that requires a valid US driver’s license and current proof of automobile insurance. Must have access to personal passenger vehicle to complete the driving duties of the position. Meet the specifications as outlined in the CMHC/CCBHC licensing standards and pass KBI, DCF child abuse check, adult abuse registry, and motor vehicle screens.  Must complete orientations provided by Sedgwick County and COMCARE.

 

Preferred Qualifications: May be clinically licensed by the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board as an LCP or LCPC, LCMFT, or LSCSW.

 

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services, including employment, on the basis of race, color, sex, including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry or citizenship, marital status, religious or political affiliation, genetic information, disability, status as a member of the uniformed services or any other similarly protected status.

Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to qualified persons with disabilities as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please contact the Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Please do not use this phone number for employment questions. Applicants are contacted only if they are determined to be qualified candidates. 

 


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