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PERT - Licensed RN, Psychologist, LMFT, LPCC, or LCSW
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Job Description

Licensed Clinician / Mental Health Counselor – Psychiatric Emergency Response Team (PERT)


Hours: 40 hours per week

Community Research Foundation is a leader in providing mental health services throughout San Diego County. We also inspire and mentor the next generation of mental health professionals! Our accredited programs are growing and expanding, with opportunities for motivated and dedicated staff.

Program Overview:

The PERT program is based throughout San Diego County, and is housed in various locations. PERT teams are comprised of specially-trained law enforcement officers and deputies who are paired with PERT mental health clinicians. These special teams respond to mental health crises in the community and perform on-site assessments and evaluations to ensure the person in crisis receives the most appropriate form of care.

This position has had a pay increase effective July 1, 2017.

Typical Duties for a PERT Clinician:

  • Conducts mental health assessments, including 5150 and Tarasoff assessments
  • Formulates appropriate disposition supporting client’s needs and safety requirements
  • Completes all electronic chart documentation
  • Consults with PERT Team Lead for any unusual or emergent situations
  • Represents PERT during interactions with other agencies, professionals, community presentations, and the general public

Job Requirements

Qualifications/Skills Requirement

  • Must be a California licensed RN, LPCC, LMFT, LCSW, or Psychologist
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in crisis management or response, psychiatry, clinical psychology, or counseling in emergency situations required; 4 years' experience preferred
  • Must have current First Aid/CPR certification
  • Must be able to pass Police/Sheriff Background check

Your well-being matters at CRF! Full-time eligible employees have access to great benefits.

  • Generous paid time off - 24 days per year
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Exceptional medical, dental, vision and other health and wellness benefits
  • Free training and education
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Retirement plan with generous employer contributions
  • Graduates: You may qualify for our student loan repayment/forgiveness programs!

Be a part of our vibrant non-profit organization and make a difference in the lives of the people we serve!

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

In keeping with our commitment to support healthy communities, CRF has a tobacco use policy for all workforce members. More information is available upon request.

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Health Care, Nonprofit - Social Services
Education Graduate Degree
Experience At least 2 year(s)
Manages Others No
Relocation No
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel Road Warrior
Job ID PERT-333
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PERT - Licensed RN, Psychologist, LMFT, LPCC, or LCSW


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