Screening Clinician - Crisis Intervention Unit (4465)

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Location: Phillipsburg, NJ will be traveling throughout Warren County

Job Type/Status: Full Time, 40 hours with a unique weekly schedule of two 10 hour day shifts and two 10 hour overnight shifts

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide telephone and face-to-face crisis intervention and Family Court/Crisis Intervention services to children, adults, adolescents, older adults, and individuals with a secondary diagnosis of MR/DD as needed.
  •  Provide face-to- face or telephone outreach and mobile crisis response to individuals in the Warren County community as needed and in accordance with Unit and Center policies and procedures
  • Develop comprehensive holistic assessments of consumers presenting to the Unit, including children, adolescents, adults, older adults and clients with secondary diagnosis of MR/DD; involve family members as indicated.
  • Evaluate consumers referred for hospitalization at public psychiatric hospitals or other facilities; complete necessary documentation for temporary involuntary hold and arrange for referral to STCF; complete necessary documentation and referral to facilities for voluntary hospitalization; and develop alternative plans for individuals referred when hospitalization is not appropriate.
  • Interface with Emergency Services psychiatrists, Center Medical Director, St. Luke's Warren Hospital and Hackettstown Medical Center physicians as needed and as indicated in Unit procedures; coordinate services with other area providers, the Court system, DCP&P, Probation as indicated.
  • Advocate for clients to ensure they are able to receive needed services
  • Provide consultation on behavioral health and behavioral health management to community gatekeepers (e.g., police, correctional facilities staff) and the community at large regarding behavioral health in general, and for specific behavioral health emergencies.
  • Provide case management as needed, for consumers who are experiencing psychiatric emergencies who are resistant to involvement in conventional treatment
  • Provide shift coverage, including weekends and holidays, as assigned.
  • Ensure that documentation meets Center standards for content, completeness and timeliness.
  • Participate in Unit and Center performance improvement activities as assigned.
  • Meet regularly and as-needed with supervisor
  • Take responsibility for professional development by participating in a program of continuing education attain and maintain New Jersey Screener certification as required.
  • Attend all Center and Unit meetings as needed.
  • Adhere to all agency Policies and Procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Master's degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling plus 1 year experience in a psychiatric setting, OR
  • BA in a related field plus 3 years mental health experience, one of which is in a crisis setting; OR
  • BA in a related field plus 2 years mental health experience, one of which is in a crisis setting and currently enrolled in a Master's program , OR
  • RN with 3 years full-time equivalent, post-RN, professional experience in the mental health field, one of which is in a crisis setting

At the Center for Family Services our employees are our greatest resource and we are committed to investing in our staff. We offer a competitive benefits package as well as ongoing resources that will support staff on their personal and professional journey.*

  • Excellent paid time off (PTO) program, including vacation, sick, personal, and holiday
  • 401k Plan
  • Medical insurance plan options
  • Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Prescription Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health & Wellness Activities
  • Ongoing Training & Professional Development Opportunities
  • Opportunity for advancement

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