ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton is a faith inspired non-profit organization, mission-driven, family-friendly, and passionate about services to our communities. We offer a wide variety of exciting career opportunities in the areas of Direct Care, Clinical, Fundraising, Human Resources, IT, Finance, Marketing, and Nursing. When you join us, you can expect a true focus on work-life balance, competitive salaries, comprehensive benefit programs, and an environment that promotes inclusion. Some of our benefits include: generous paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick time; excellent health & pension plans; and wide array of training and staff development opportunities to earn on-site CEUs. Catholic Charities is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a diverse and inclusive environment for staff as well as for people seeking assistance. To learn more about the agency, please visit our website at : [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Crisis Intervention Specialist (Bilingual).
JOB SUMMARY: Provide crisis de-escalation to children and families, in the community. Provide short-term and intensive case management services for up to 8 weeks following the initial crisis.
- Deliver Crisis Response Services according to the schedule prepared by his/her Supervisor, and provide specific services and interventions for up to 72 hours as specified by his/her Supervisor
- Provide clinical interventions to children and families in crisis following the Child Behavioral Health Services Model and Protocols
- Comply with the Child Behavioral Health Services reporting requirements within the time constraints established
- Achieve certification in utilizing the Crisis Assessment Tool (CAT) and the Individual Crisis Plan (ICP)
- Complete an initial assessment of the client’s needs based on program requirements and develop an ICP
- Provide accurate and timely documentation of treatment provided to assigned clients and their families to assure a quality record
- Successfully engages and relates effectively with clients, family, community representatives, outside agencies and other referral sources
- Provide back-up on a needed basis to Family Intervention Specialist and Family Support Workers when other crisis teams are unavailable
- Report directly to and be supervised by the Program Coordinator and/or Program Supervisor. Seek and use supervision in a professional fashion.
- Carry out job responsibilities in keeping with contractual requirements
- Learn and use the Absolute and Anasazi Software programs that are used by the State system
- Strive to implement the best practices currently in the field
- Comply with all Council on Accreditation Standards of Catholic Charities
- Attend staff meetings; work cooperatively with staff; participate with all team assignments established by supervisor; serve on professional committees as required by administration
- Provide additional services as assigned by supervisor
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in human behavioral science, such as social work, psychology, sociology, guidance and counseling and child development. A strong commitment to families and children. At least one year of experience (three years preferred) providing crisis treatment services to children/teens/families. Bilingual preferred.
LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS NEEDED: Valid driver’s license