Mobile Crisis Specialist (Intern)
Cambridge, MD US
Posted 30 days ago
Job/Internship Description
Mobile Crisis Specialist (Intern)
Department:786 - Dorchester/Caroline MCT
Location:Cambridge, MD

About Us:

The Affiliated Sante Group (Sante) is a dynamic and leading provider of crisis psychiatric care and system management services to public and private entities. Sante, a nonprofit entity, also manages mental health outreach and psychiatric recovery services. It has been delivering mental health care to individuals and families and pioneering new treatment modalities since 1974.

Job Summary:

This intern will play an active role on the Mobile Crisis teams. The intern will work with Mobile Crisis to address a variety of populations, including children, adolescents, adults, elderly, co-occurring, and intellectual disabilities. The intern will assess, evaluate, and perform crisis intervention techniques, and will develop a crisis plan for continuation of services related to individual clients. Interns will be responsible for all incident documentation, and will be the on-site resource for any relevant clinical or legal information, as well as the liaison for collaboration with other involved parties including families, friends, and other community providers.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform a danger assessment, a crisis assessment, an environmental assessment upon entry to the community situation and lethality assessment
  • Perform a behavioral health assessment providing a diagnostic impression with the supervision of an LCSW-C or other equally licensed mental health professional
  • Perform an on scene assessment and treatment plan
  • Effectively perform crisis intervention including de-escalation, crisis planning and implementation
  • Make appropriate referrals, providing follow-up accordingly to ensure linkage
  • Assess the need for an Emergency Petition or involuntary commitment procedure
  • Work with families and involved persons to de-escalate the situation, make a crisis plan, and enlist cooperation with recommended treatment
  • Provide accurate clinical information to family and involved persons related to recommendations and possibilities for treatment
  • Work in a professional and collaborative way with police, fire and other community agencies when asked to do so
  • Provide consultation and coordination to ER staff, if ER evaluation is necessary
  • Appropriately and effectively document clinical and non-clinical information, regarding consumers, using CRS procedures
  • Provide education in the community about the agency and all components of CRS when needed
  • Abide by all Federal, State and local confidentiality regulations (ie: HIPAA, 42CFR Part 2, etc...)
  • Comply with all mandatory reporting and duty to warn, according to Federal, State and local regulations
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be currently enrolled in a Master's of Social Work and/or Counseling program.
  • Must have knowledge of Internet and Microsoft Office software (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook).
  • Must be able to be trained on Electronic Consumer Record software.
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • Must be able to ride in a vehicle for extended periods of time.

Mobile Crisis Specialists for Eastern Shore Mobile Crisis are hired for our regional program. While the primary workplace may be closest to the individual's home, work assignments could be in any of the shore's current locations (Cambridge, Chestertown, Elkton and Salisbury). As we operate as a 365 day per year service, Mobile Crisis Specialists must be available for day, evening, weekend and holiday shifts, as scheduled. While every effort may be made to create a schedule that meets the individual staff person's needs, the schedule is created first and foremost to meet the needs of the program.

Affiliated Sante Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. Affiliated Sante Group participates in E-Verify.


Position Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Type
Full Time
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