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SC Department of Public Safety Human Services Coord. I//Mobile Crisis/ACCESS in Aiken County, South Carolina

Job Responsibilities

This position is with Aiken Barnwell MHC/Aiken Office 1135 Gregg Hwy. Aiken, SC 29801.

Job Purpose Under general supervision, provides individualized assessment, crisis intervention, referral and brief case management services to individuals who are experiencing a crisis situation and/or seeking mental health treatment. The overall purpose of this position is to provide rapid and mobile crisis intervention services in cooperation with county first responders to individuals who are best reached in their communities in order to efficiently meet needs for immediate safety/de-escalation and referral to appropriate level of follow-up care. This applies to both regular and after hours coverage. Coverage area includes but is not limited to: Aiken and Barnwell Counties.

Job Functions

  1. Provides timely response to crisis calls from patients and law enforcement/EMS arriving on site no later than 60 minutes after the receipt of the call. Meets with patients face-to-face or via telemedicine in community settings such as homes, public places or social service agencies; de-escalates intensity of crisis/distress, assesses for and intervenes to reduce risk of harm to self or others, facilitates appropriate follow-up with mental health or community services; coordinates with first responders and community partners to facilitate continuity of care. Educate patients on community resources and makes arrangements for immediate dispostiion regarding transfer and referrals. Provides brief individual and/or family intervention to address crisis and develop a safety plan. Will follow-up with patients seen as part of mobile crisis to ensure linkage with appropriate resources and kept appointments. Will cover triage position after hours at least two (2) nights per week, one (1) weekend shift per month and holidays.

  2. Documents services in accordance with state/federal law, DMH and ABMHC standards including the use of Collaborative Documentation.

  3. Secondary to on-call crisis intervention duties, provides intake assessment and crisis intervention services in an outpatient Community Mental Health Center environment. Productivity- Annual requirement of 384 hours per year/ an average of 32 per month.

  4. Liaises with community partners including but not limited to local housing shelters, inpatient MH providers, emergency rooms and first responders to facilitate continuity of care and communication with ABMHC regarding client status and needs.

  5. Participates in agency-required training and department-specific staffings, supervision and meetings. Complies with Corporate Compliance Polices.

  6. Performs other duties as required. Minimum and Additional Requirements

A bachelor's degree and professional experience in human services or social services programs.

Preferred Qualifications

Agency Preferences: __ A Master's degree from an accredited program, university or college in psychology, social work, counseling, marriage and family counseling and two (2) years of post-graduate experience in a clinical counseling program.

Additional Comments

*Thorough knowledge of methods, principles and practices of clinical counseling. Thorough knowledge of basic health and welfare services provided by public and private agencies. *

Must possess a valid Driver's License. Must provide a current copy of Motor Vehicle Record prior to being offered a position. Three (3) years of accident free driving experience without a moving violation is favorable.

*If any agency requirements are listed above, applicants must meet those requirements to be considered for this position. *

Supplemental questions are considered part of your official application. If you do not answer the supplemental questions, your application is incomplete and will not be reviewed. Please complete the state application to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume may be attached, but not substituted for a completed employment application. The employment application will be considered incomplete and not forwarded if only a resume is provided and/or supplemental questions are not answered.

Applicant must be able to lift 5 lbs. and operate a state vehicle (as applicable to position). Position is considered essential and may be called back during crises/disasters/emergencies.

The South Carolina Department of Mental Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity Agency. We provide affirmative action and equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex – including the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, national origin, age, religion, or disability.

Salary: $33,494.00 - $61,975.00 Annually

Location: Aiken County, SC

Job Type: FTE - Full-Time

Job Number: 105482

Closing: 2/26/2021 11:59 PM Eastern

Class Code: GA50

Position Number: 60000000

Normal Work Schedule: Other

Pay Band: Band 5

Opening Date: 09/14/2020

EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer

Agency Specific Application Procedures: Please apply on-line at; you may also track the status of your application on-line.

Normal Work Schedule (Other): Normal work schedule is Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm. Work schedule is subject to change based on the needs of the agency. Please reference Job Functions for triage coverage after hours and weekend shift.

Agency: State of South Carolina Department of Mental Health-MHC Aiken-Barnwell

Address: 1135 Gregg Highway Aiken, South Carolina, 29801

Phone: 803-641-7700