Crisis Assessment Specialist

Job Details

Job Number:
80141

Location:
Burien, WA

Entity:
Behavioral Health

Category:
Behavioral Health

Department:
Admin BHS

Specialty:
Not Applicable

Employment Type:
Full-Time Regular

Shift:
Day

Schedule:
Mon-Fri variable

The mission of Navos is to improve the quality of life of people vulnerable to mental illness by providing a broad continuum of trauma informed care with a focus on recovery and resilience. Navos responds to the needs of people with mental illness in King County. Services are targeted to those who live at or near poverty, often as a result of their mental illness. Navos is committed to embracing equity and inclusiveness in everything we do. Our efforts are intentional, deliberate, and a fundamental part of the everyday expectation for working at Navos.

Position Requirements
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The Crisis Assessment Specialist provides triage, crisis assessment, intervention and stabilization services and referral to community resources for un-enrolled adults referred for a Next Day Appointment through Crisis Connections, DCR’s and ER’s. The Crisis Specialist also conducts clinical intake assessments into agency services.

Possess the knowledge, values, attitude and skills to create a trauma-informed, safe, trusting, healing environment that respects the perspectives and experiences of the individuals, families, staff and communities we serve with safety and healing.

Education and/or Experience:
Master’s degree in related field and MHP required. Minimum of one year’s experience providing crisis services to acutely and chronically mentally ill adults. Demonstrated DSM diagnosis and accurate assessment skills including mental status exams, lethality and level of functioning. Demonstrated knowledge of psychotropic medications and ability to assess need for emergency medication.

Certificates, Licenses, or Registrations:
Full License preferred; Associate License or Agency-Affiliated License accepted

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