Company: Solvista Health
Location: Canon City
Posted on: January 20, 2023
Sign on Bonus & Relocation Eligible
CoResponders respond to mental health related calls with law
enforcement to provide crisis de-escalation, intervention,
assessment, and linkage to appropriate services. Co-Responders need
to approach situations with not only the tools to de-escalate
emergency situations, but also the ability to begin engaging
individuals with strengths-based, person-centered approaches that
provide necessary skills and support needed to avoid future
- Provides telephone and short-term face-to-face interventions to
help stabilize people in crisis and prevent further criminal
justice involvement, or hospitalization when possible.
- Provides comprehensive emergency client evaluations.
- Assesses client's behavioral health status and provides
evidence-based intervention strategies.
- Provides risk assessment and intervention as part of the
- Makes appropriate level of care decisions on scene.
- Refers to Mobile Crisis Clinicians or Crisis Care Managers for
follow up as needed.
- Works as part of a team of clinicians, specialists, aids, case
managers and psychiatric providers.
- Documents all patient contacts and other clinical information
in the health record system.
- Provides community-based crisis assessment and
- Provides community outreach and education.
- Provides flexibility and accommodation as needed.
- Serves as an information resource to clinical team.
- Participates in job-related training sessions and
- Attends required staff meetings.
- Maintains prompt and regular attendance.
- Transports or arranges for transportation as needed.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:
- Possesses excellent organizational skills.
- Possesses knowledge of specific medical/psychiatric illnesses,
procedures and treatments.
- Possesses excellent interpersonal and team skills.
- Ability to provide rapid clinical psychosocial assessments and
- Demonstrates cultural sensitivity and competency in age
- Knowledge of community resources.
- Ability to advocate/negotiate systems for patients.
- Ability to gather and analyze data, draw conclusions, and make
- Ability to prioritize decisions based upon multiple criteria
and identifiable standards.
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively verbally and in
- Ability to maintain objectivity and confidentiality.
- Ability to use reliable personal transportation and a clean
- Ability to work flexible shifts based on community need.
Education or Formal Training:
- Bachelor's degree required in social work, psychology, or
closely related field.
- Master's degree in social work, psychology, or closely related
- Colorado license preferred (LPC, LCSW, LAC, LMFT).
- Experience working with those who have mental illness and
substance use disorders.
- Experience completing psychiatric crisis assessments and
formulating treatment plans; doing at-risk assessments, crisis
intervention, and brief therapy.
- Combination of training, education, experience, and licensure
that is equivalent and provides the required knowledge and
Working Conditions and Other Conditions of Employment
This job operates in a fast-paced, professional office environment
and routinely requires the use of standard office equipment such as
computers, phones, photocopiers. The position may require travel to
conferences, meetings and branch locations on a regular or
intermittent basis. Work may involve moderate exposure to unusual
elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke,
unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises. In the health center
environment, there is potential for contact with blood-borne
pathogens and communicable diseases, as well as potential for
contact with dissatisfied or abusive individuals. There could be
interaction with persons who are mentally ill, disabled, elderly
and emotionally upset.
These are representative of those which must be met to successfully
perform the essential functions of this job.
This is a largely sedentary role but can involve standing or
sitting for extended periods of time, bending at the waist, and
using hands and fingers to handle and file papers or operate
assigned equipment. While performing the duties of this job, the
employee is regularly required to talk or hear. Specific vision
abilities required by this job include close vision, distance
vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus. Employee may
also have to lift 10 to 25 lbs. unassisted.
Conditions of Employment:
- Annual TB screen, federally required drug screening, and
Influenza vaccination or compliance with policy and procedure.
- Required possession of a valid state driver's license.
- Successful candidate must submit to and pass, post-offer drug
In accordance with the Colorado Board of Health regulations, 6 CCR
1011-1, Chapter 2, Part 12, all Solvista Health employees, direct
contractors, and support staff must be fully vaccinated against
COVID-19, subject to the requirements of the American with
Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. * 12101 et seq..), Title VII of the
Civil Rights Act (42 U.S.C. * 2000e et seq.), the Colorado
Anti-Discrimination Act (C.R.S. * 24-34-401 et seq.), and any other
relevant federal or State law. As such all persons offered a
position will be required to provide valid proof of vaccination
prior to starting employment.
Keywords: Solvista Health, Colorado Springs , Co-Responder, Other , Canon City, Colorado
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