This is a direct service position offered by Way Station, Inc., requiring general knowledge of mental health and specific knowledge and skill in crisis resolution and rehabilitation with persons with psychiatric disabilities. The job involves the assumption of primary responsibility for the smooth operation of the intensive support program and for implementing treatment plans for clients in crisis. This is a non-exempt (hourly) position.
Education and Experience
Possession of a bachelor's degree in related field or an associate's degree and work experience which uniquely qualifies the individual for the job is preferred. Minimum requirement is possession of a high school diploma.
Two years positively referenced, preferably relevant, work volunteer or student/intern experience.
Valid full driver's license and vehicle required. Driver's license cannot be provisional status.
Must be able to pass federal and state background checks.
Knowledge, Abilities and Skills
Ability to implement a plan of care in both structured and unstructured settings.
Ability to make therapeutic decisions affecting members in an autonomous manner.
Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
Ability to balance the needs and wishes of an individual client with the needs of others.
Ability to establish and maintain empowering, trust relationships with WSI clients which reflect appropriate boundaries.
Ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team.
Knowledge of psychotropic medications and the ability to effectively communicate this knowledge.
Ability to accurately identify the need for consultation.
Ability to assess clients and their environments for health, safety, security and organization in crisis situations.
Knowledge of psychiatric rehabilitation concepts.
Knowledge of the principles of crisis intervention.
Willingness and ability to examine one's own behavior, feelings and attitudes to facilitate a productive relationship with consumers, providers, administrators and citizens throughout the County.
Interest in working with persons with serious mental illness and understanding of the need to prevent crisis as much as possible.
Company overview: Way Station, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing compassionate and quality behavioral health care, housing and employment services to adults with mental illness, developmental disabilities, and substance addictions; children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral challenges; veterans with service needs. Way Station embraces the principles of recovery and resilience and is committed to providing evidence-based, consumer-driven, and family-focused services. Headquarters in Frederick, Maryland, Way station has programs in four counties in Maryland and employs over 600 people.
Way Station is an EOE/M/F/D/V Employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
Way Station Inc.