For over 140 years, UCFS has embraced life and faced challenges that were a reflection of the community we serve. We continue to focus our resources on areas of greatest need; build partnerships when demand is beyond our capacity to fulfill alone and have had a lasting impact on thousands of lives that entrust us to provide quality and compassionate care. UCFS is a nonprofit with the mission to be Eastern CT’s best choice for patient-centered health care. Joining UCFS means you will be part of the premier community-based organization with dedicated to providing health and human services to individuals and families. You will be part of a group of dedicated professionals committed to improving the health and well-being of the community.
UCFS offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision insurance, 401(k) plan with an employer contribution, and company-paid life and disability insurance. We also offer generous paid time off, flexible schedules, National Health Services Corp. Loan Repayment, Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program and competitive salaries.
UCFS is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
UCFS is currently seeking a full-time Mobile Crisis Clinician; the ideal candidate will be comfortable independently completing emergency psychiatric assessments and interventions on children and youth who are in crisis, at high risk and who may be presenting with suicidal or homicidal ideation. This position requires on-the-job travel throughout Eastern CT; varying between approximately 20-80% of the time.
- Perform emergency psychiatric assessments on children and youth in crisis who may be known clients or new clients to the program and provide short term clinical and care coordination follow up for up to six weeks.
- Develop crisis plans and diversionary plans for children and youth who have been deemed not to need inpatient psychiatric hospitalization.
- Work with local Emergency Departments to create and implement discharge plans for children who have stabilized from emergency department care.
- Assess, evaluate and diagnose and treat, mental, emotional, developmental and behavioral difficulties in children and families based on clinical standards of practice in uncertain and potentially dangerous environments.
- Develop and implement specific treatment plans which are strength based, client focused and include referrals to community resources.
- Work professionally and in tandem with a variety of community entities including but limited to parents, schools, police, Emergency Department staff, DCF etc.
- Maintain line of communication with supervisor and support staff, and coordination of treatment with psychiatrists.