Co-Response Clinician, Amherst

CSO is looking for a Co-Response Clinician for our Emergency Services Team to work in Amherst.

This position will provide urgent evaluation, crisis assessments and interventions to individuals experiencing a mental health emergency. The Co-Response Clinician is embedded in a police agency and responds with law enforcement to 911 and calls for services to people in the community who are experiencing a crisis. 

$1,000 hiring bonus offered for this position!*

Responsibilities

  • Actively participate in 911 and emergency calls at the direction/request of partnering police departments.
  • Provide behavioral health assessments to individuals and families in crisis who encounter the police.
  • Serve as primary liaison to law enforcement on assigned shift.
  • Accompany first-responding officers to call out situations.
  • Provide initial crisis intervention services to individuals in need, along with crisis case management and short-term crisis counseling as follow-up from initial intervention, when appropriate.
  • Provide leadership in development of co-response model and represent the program in a prepared and professional manner at community events, task forces, and public speaking engagements.
  • Maintain linkages with law enforcement and community agencies by providing documented case consultation, program development and problem resolution.
  • Provide information and referral services to individuals and families.
  • Maintain necessary documentation, data entry, and records in accordance with program requirements. 
  • Meet and maintain billable unit targets as required to sustain program.
  • Develop and maintain a thorough knowledge of managed care and health insurance systems; provide other clinicians with managed care information and resources pertinent to the crises being managed.
  • Participate in cross training of law enforcement and crisis team staff.
  • Prepare for and facilitate Operations meetings with Police Department.
  • Participate in ongoing training and to keep informed of current trends and developments in the field of mental health. 

Qualifications

Clinical Master's degree required. Clinical license or license eligibility as well as Clinical experience is preferred.  Valid driver's license and reliable transportation required.

This is a great opportunity for new graduates. 

Bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply, (English/Spanish speaking.)

Benefits

We provide our employees with competitive salaries and a generous benefits package, including full coverage health and dental insurance and ample paid time off (vacation, personal, sick, and holidays). Additionally, we offer a 403B retirement savings plan, an employee referral bonus program, regular in-house training and professional development opportunities with free CEUs, and voluntary supplemental insurances at group rates, including short and long-term disability, cancer, accident and life. We also offer a premier employee assistance program (EAP) and personal cell phone plan discounts. Our work environment is flexible and supportive, with ample opportunities for collaboration within and across departments, programs and locations. 

Our Agency

Clinical & Support Options, Inc. is a behavioral health organization serving individuals and families across Western Massachusetts. From our early days as a child guidance clinic, we have expanded into a full service behavioral health agency, committed internally to excellence while we collaborate externally with community partners to participate in a comprehensive system of assistance and resources for the residents of our communities. We employ over 650 multi-disciplinary staff, helping thousands of families over the past 50 years. We have community based office locations throughout Western Massachusetts, including Springfield, Northampton, Greenfield, Orange, Athol, Gardner and Pittsfield.

Our expertise, in a nutshell, is to support people in their progress towards self-sufficiency, no matter what challenges they face on that journey. EOE/AA


*Bonus paid upon 90 days of successful employment.