(1908) Crisis, Licensed Practitioner of the Healing Arts (LPHA)

Job Description

Under the supervision of the Williamson County Director of Crisis Services, the Crisis LPHA is a member of the Williamson County Crisis Team. This position will conduct crisis assessments face-to-face and will authorize admissions directly into the Extended Observation Unit (EOU), Crisis Respite Unit (CRU) and Private Psychiatric Bed (PPB) program. The LPHA collaborates with local law enforcement, psychiatric hospitals and other partners to conduct televideo assessments while the person in crisis is in the field or in confidential psychiatric hospital waiting rooms. The LPHA assesses for strengths and risks in order to arrange the least restrictive environment for psychiatric care, including home and community-based safety plans whenever appropriate. The LPHA works closely with EOU and CRU staff to monitor and remain apprised of census, bed board and acuity on each unit. The LPHA coordinates with crisis teams and local clinics to ensure appropriate follow-up and linkage to intake and ongoing services once the crisis is resolved. The LPHA will also provide services to persons on the BTCS psychiatric unit, including those admitted to the Extended Observation Unit or a Private Psychiatric Bed.

Additionally, the Crisis LPHA will engage in continuous quality improvement (CQI) efforts to ensure seamless transitions in care for both the individual served and collaborating partners. When the Crisis LPHA is not conducting crisis assessments, coordinating aftercare or engaging in CQI activities, the staff member may provide virtual services to individuals on the Respite Unit or other LPHA-level work as assigned.

The individual must possess strong knowledge of the principles, methods, techniques and practices of working in a person-centered and trauma-informed way with individuals experiencing a crisis due to behavioral health, substance use, intellectual and developmental, or co-occurring needs. The individual should have the ability to communicate effectively with diverse cultures and socio-economic populations. Must have skills and experience using integrated computer database programs to access files and document treatment services and the ability to organize and prioritize work assignments.

This position requires an aptitude for working both independently and collaboratively.

Schedule Mon-Friday 10am-7pm. Position will serve on rotating weekends in an on-call capacity.

CityGeorgetown
CountyWilliamson County
CredentialsMinimum Qualifications: LPHA qualification. Minimum of two years case management and/or crisis experience.

Must have skills and experience using integrated computer database programs to access files and document treatment services and the ability to organize and prioritize work assignments.

Must have a valid Texas Driver's License.

Preferred Qualifications: Bilingual in Spanish
Salary Amount$27.40/hr
Closing DateOpen until filled
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