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Domestic Violence Specialist (31858)

Company: Behavioral Health Response
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Position Summary:

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.

Essential Functions:

  • Assesses need of callers for emergency shelter, determines eligibility for intake and develops transportation plan to shelter.
  • 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 required.
  • 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 hospital staff.
  • Will need to master relevant hospital procedures as well as grant and BHR procedures.
  • Demonstrate competencies and skills of best practices in suicide prevention.
  • 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 required.
  • Employee will be a brand representative at local hospitals and will ensure BHR values and clinical excellences are met at all times.


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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