Location: Marietta, GA
Department: Cobb Outpatient Services (COPS)
Location Name: Outpatient Services
Wage: Depends on Experience Annual
Position Type: Salary Exempt
Shift: 1st (8:00am - 5:00pm)
JOB TITLE: Community Response Behavioral Health Clinician
PROGRAM: Outpatient Services
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
REPORTS TO: The Community Response Behavioral Health Clinician will report
to Chief Clinical Officer
JOB SUMMARY: The Community Response Behavioral Health Clinician will work in collaboration with Cobb County Fire and EMS and Cobb County Police Department on the Community Response Team with a focus on reduction of non- emergency 911 calls. The clinician will respond in the community as member of the team with primary function of assessment of potential mental health and/or substance use disorders. The clinician will assist with linkage to appropriate services for ongoing treatment. Additionally, where deemed necessary the clinician will execute the 1013/2013 for transport to an emergency receiving facility for assessment for inpatient admission.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
· Responding as a member of the Community Response to perform behavioral health
assessment and intervention for those persons accessing 911 for non-emergent needs.
· Responding with Community Response Team for active 911 calls which appear to have a
mental health or substance use component.
· Initiate 1013/2013 process for transport for emergency evaluation for inpatient
treatment when deemed necessary.
· Assesses immediate needs and assists individuals in identifying appropriate resources
for additional assistance for meeting those needs.
· Identifies social and community service agency options and makes appropriate
· Coordinates with team members follow up contacts on individuals with over utilization of 911 system.
· Attends staffings/case meetings with team members as required.
· Adheres to all documentation standards and requirements.
· Educates community partners programs and services available for individuals.
· Knowledge of DSM-V and determining mental health and/or substance abuse diagnoses.
· Knowledge of addictive diseases and/or mental health disorders and their impact on an
· Knowledge of standard practices for crisis intervention.
· Knowledge of community resources and services.
· Knowledge of police and fire/ems procedures.
· Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
· Exceptional time management skills and attention to detail.
· Familiar with computer hardware and software including Microsoft Office products
(Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), e-mail, fax, and scanning.
· Ability to make independent decisions and act on these decisions effectively in a highly
charged emergency and crisis situations.
· Assess the risk and/or needs for individuals who are experiencing a mental health event
and provide appropriate interventions.
· Assess and provide effective intervention resources.
· Evaluate a wide range of human problems and supply appropriate information and
referral service to resolve the problem and/or employ appropriate intervention
techniques to resolve an immediate or critical situation.
· Establish a therapeutic relationship with individuals from various cultural and socio-
· Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
· Establish and maintain effective working relationships with public safety personnel,
related agencies and the general public.
· Handle potentially stressful situations autonomously with a positive attitude and work
within a team based environment.
· Reduction of non-emergency 911 calls related to behavioral health.
· Community response within 30 minutes of request.
· Same day linkage to appropriate community resources.
· Same day linkage to behavioral health services.
· Full assessment same day or next day.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
· Primary duties of this position are performed in a community setting. The outdoor
environment may involve exposure to adverse weather conditions and potential hazards
related to fire and police response. This position responds to and resolves difficult and
stressful situations including dealing with hostility, in a fair, tactful, and professional
· This position will be housed in the community at a Cobb Fire/Rescue facility.
· Education - Master's Degree in behavioral healthcare field.
· Licensure/Certification - Job related license, (e.g., LPC, LCSW, LMFT)
· Experience – Minimum 3 -5 years of human services, social work and/or clinical
· Mobile Crisis experience a plus.
· Experience – Minimum 5 plus years of human services, social work and/or clinical
We offer a generous benefits package for full time employees, which includes employee
Retirement Plan, Paid Holidays, Paid Time Off (PTO); Health, Dental, Vision, Legal, Short
Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Critical Illness (AFLAC), Life Insurance, Flexible
Spending Account and Dependent Care Account.
Cobb County Community Services Board is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants
will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability,
ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category
prohibited by local, state or federal laws.