Domestic Violence Specialist (31858)
Company: Behavioral Health Response
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: June 8, 2021
This is a grant-funded position housed within a St. Louis
regional hospital and will be integrated into the hospital care
team. This hospital-based (onsite or remotely as required)
clinician will respond to referrals from Suicide Prevention
Clinicians (SPC) or hospital staff to provide support, safety, and
care coordination for victims of domestic violence. In addition,
this position will be responsible for administering the
Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS),
safety planning, providing treatment recommendations, linking to
needed services and providing short-term follow-up. This position
is part of a three-person team to ensure 7-day coverage for area
hospitals. Evening, weekend, and holiday hours are required.
- Assesses need of callers for emergency shelter, determines
eligibility for intake and develops transportation plan to
- Provides supportive interactions and information on the
dynamics of domestic violence to shelter residents.
- Develop and maintain relationships with local domestic violence
agencies to facilitate linkage to appropriate services.
- Assist identified clients with linkage to appropriate mental
health and domestic violence services.
- Manage care coordination funds to ensure client's safety and
basic needs are met as appropriate.
- Conduct program-specific screening and evaluation and formulate
diagnosis in accordance with the Diagnostic Statistical Manual
(DSM- 5) - via onsite, telehealth or telephonically as
- Perform high quality clinical assessments with excellent
customer service. Documentation is written in a proficient and
professional manner. Use sound clinical judgement and develop an
individualized, comprehensive treatment plan to assist client in
establishing necessary mental health services.
- Provide comprehensive system navigation and support through
referral and linkages to behavioral health services; via
telehealth, telephone and text messaging for clients who have
identified suicidal ideation of low to moderate lethality.
- Ability to work independently as well as in collaboration with
- Will need to master relevant hospital procedures as well as
grant and BHR procedures.
- Demonstrate competencies and skills of best practices in
- Provide support and training for staff and community agencies
on program related topics.
- Responsible for ensuring services are provided and data
collected pursuant to grant specifications.
- Represent BHR and report on grant at state meetings as
- Employee will be a brand representative at local hospitals and
will ensure BHR values and clinical excellences are met at all
Education, Experience and Skills Required:
Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or Counseling
(LCSW/LPC licensure preferred).
Three years of clinical experience required.
Minimum of two years' experience working with victims of
domestic violence/victim advocacy.
Working knowledge of local domestic violence treatment
community, crisis intervention, St. Louis Area mental health
resources, and the DSM-5.
Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.
- Preference to clinicians to clinicians with hospital experience
and/or familiarity with the CAMS model.
Keywords: Behavioral Health Response, St. Louis , Domestic Violence Specialist (31858), Other , Saint Louis, Missouri
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