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Crisis Technician I-Safe Harbor (Full-time)

  • Job ID: 295333227
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: M-F, 3p-11p, Some Flexibility Required
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Mon Yough Community Services
  • Department: Crisis Residential Unit
  • Location: 2560 W 12th Street, Erie PA 16505
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $14.66 to $22.24 / hour

Description

The Crisis Residential Unit is a diversion program from inpatient MH care.  We are an 8-bed facility with a typical 5-day stay.  Individuals in our service are diagnosed with a serious mental illness and experiencing some sort of crisis that requires more support and access to care.  Our program sees between 500-600 individuals annually.  We work closely with Crisis Services and many local organizations to ensure our clients have a discharge plan to ensure ongoing support.

This is a Monday through Friday position, 3p-11p, requiring flexibility as needed for coverage purposes. Parking is free and the dress code is business casual. 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Provide assistance with ADLs, hygiene and laundry as needed.
  • Participate in interdisciplinary activities such as staff meetings.
  • Act as a member of the recovery team to provide direct care to individuals and families of the walk-in & structured residence based on CSSP principles, recovery and rehabilitation model of care.
  • Use motivational interviewing with Consumers in a crisis office/residential setting.
  • Manage crisis situations effectively using positive approaches.
  • Participate as member of a multidisciplinary treatment team, working in conjunction with crisis care staff, program staff, and physicians and participate in the development and implementation of treatment plans.
  • Meet standards for documentation and completes all required paperwork.
  • Maintain the therapeutic milieu, including safety.
  • Provide supportive counseling to promote consumer stability by utilizing a person centered, strength based model of intervention.

 

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • B.S. degree preferred.
  • Crisis experience preferred.
  • Consistent ability to respond calmly and effectively, using good clinical judgment to both psychiatric and medical emergencies.
  • Provide direct total physical care to unpredictable, potentially violent mentally ill residents including lifting, supporting, running toward or away from areas where problems are occurring, and pushing or pulling equipment.
  • Excellent interpersonal relations and disposition that is warm, friendly, caring, kind, and hospitable toward consumers and colleagues.
  • Ability to work efficiently and independently in crisis settings.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to work under stress, with an unpredictable consumer flow.
  • Flexible schedule; rotating shifts.
  • May in the course of their duties be in rooms where medications are stored or may transport medications when they transport patients.
  • Transportation of medication is limited from one department to another.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Act 31 or Act 126 - must be obtained within 90 days.ASIST Certification to be obtained within 1 year of hire or transferCPR within 30 days of hire or transfer

ASIST within 1 year, CCMC within 60 days, CPR within 30 days

 

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCMC)
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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