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Sea Mar Community Health Centers County Designated Crisis Responder I or II in Vancouver - CSNW, Washington

Sea Mar Community Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) founded in 1978, is a community-based organization committed to providing quality, comprehensive health, human, housing, educational and cultural services to diverse communities, specializing in service to Latinos in Washington State. Sea Mar proudly serves all persons without regard to race, ethnicity, immigration status, gender, or sexual orientation, and regardless of ability to pay for services. Sea Mar's network of services includes more than 90 medical, dental, and behavioral health clinics and a wide variety of nutritional, social, and educational services. We are recruiting for the following position: 

Sea Mar is a mandatory COVID-19 and flu vaccine organization

County Designated Crisis Responder - Posting #25724

Starting Wage: $71,385.60 to $75,566.40 DOE

Position Summary:

Sea Mar Community Health Centers is seeking a Designated Crisis Responder in Vancouver, Clark County. This position provides crisis outreach services throughout Clark County.  This is a position that conducts involuntary treatment evaluations for individuals in a behavioral health crisis. Some shifts will be on evenings and weekends. This position works closely with local hospitals, inpatient facilities, law enforcement and mobile crisis teams. Candidates must qualify as an MHP in Washington State.

The services are grounded in the recovery model that recognizes each individual’s capacity to self-actualize and makes every effort to engage individuals in intervention services including brief therapy, case management, and referral to community mental health services.

This position initiates involuntary holds and commitments only in cases where the individual’s personal risk of self-harm or risk to harm others outweighs other intervention strategies. It investigates allegations about consumers’ competence, risk of self-harm, and risk of harm to others, assess for grave disability and gathers evidence, conducts clinical evaluations, and decides, in accordance with RCW 71.05 and 71.34, if psychiatric hospitalization or referral assistance to other services is indicated. In providing these services, the position prepares witness statements, serves subpoenas and other legal documents, testifies at court hearings, completes required legal forms and written documentation of investigations, and coordinates the processing of involuntarily committed individuals through the legal system. This position requires working rotating shifts, Saturdays, and Sundays, and on-call status during peak demand periods.

This description does not suggest or imply that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee.  This person will be required to follow other instructions and to perform other duties as assigned by his/her supervisor. A full job description available upon hire.

Education and/or Experience

  • Must hold a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in social or behavioral science or be a registered nurse. 

  • Two or more years of clinical experience in the field.

  • Three years of experience as a Designated Crisis Responder (DCR) worker.

  • Responsible for his/her individual continuing education hours and licensing fees. The DCR must possess an active, approved credential from the Washington State Department of Health at all times. Must meet criteria of a Mental Health Professional (MHP).

  • This position must obtain CPR certification within 90 days of hire date and is required to maintain it throughout employment.

  • Must complete an annual clinical competency test as a DCR.

  • Annual influenza vaccine required.  Only exception is for employees with a medical or religious exemption approved by Administration. 

What We Offer:

Sea Mar offers talented and motivated people the opportunity to work in a dynamic and growing community health organization. Working at Sea Mar Community Health Centers is more than just a job, it’s a fulfilling career with opportunity for advancement. The fringe benefits surpass most companies. For example, Full-time employees working 30 hours more, receive an excellent benefit package of:

  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Prescription coverage

  • Life Insurance

  • Long Term Disability

  • EAP (Employee Assistance Program)

  • Paid-time-off starting at 24 days per year + 10 paid Holidays.

We also offer 401(k)/Retirement options and an exciting opportunity to work in a culturally diverse environment. 

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, complete the online application and click SUBMIT or APPLY NOW. If you have any questions regarding the position, email John (Bunk) Moren at JohnMoren@seamarchc.org.

Sea Mar is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted on 10/26/2023

External applicants are considered after 10/29/2023

This position is represented by Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU).

Please visit our website to learn more about us at www.seamar.org.  You may also apply through our Career page at https://www.seamar.org/jobs-general.html

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