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Triage Clinician

Great entry level opportunity exists at South Shore Mental Health to become part of a dynamic, mobile crisis center! The Triage Clinician will serve as a key member of the Crisis Team by supporting Master's level Clinicians in the evaluation and disposition of individuals and/or families that are in need of emergency crisis assistance. 

Responsiblities:

• Triage phone calls and provide support and counseling to clients, families, and community referrals in need of Crisis Team assistance and/or evaluations. 
• Assist clinicians in performing bed searches for clients awaiting hospitalization, partial hospitalization, or Enhanced Acute Treatment Services (EATS), 
• Provide information and referrals to phone contacts. 
• Display good judgment in gathering appropriate risk information and direct clients, families, and community members in accessing and utilizing supports.
• Assist in provision of follow-up treatment including the scheduling of follow-up emergency services appointments and completion of paperwork related to triage activity. 

The schedule for this position is MondayWednesday, Thursdays from 7pm-7am.

Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Psychology or related field. 
Minimum of one-year experience in a mental health setting, Crisis Intervention setting is strongly preferred.
Ability to establish and maintain productive relationships with outside agencies including hospitals, police, schools and insurance providers. 
Skills required to maintain professional and therapeutic communication while working with agitated or distressed clients

Contact: Lisa Fitzgerald at fitzger@ssmh.org