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PERT Clinician - LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, RN or Psychologist (5029) (Regular Full-Time, Hourly)
Licensed Clinician / Clinician PERT – Psychiatric Emergency Response Team (PERT)
Hours: 40 hours per week; (4) ten-hour shifts
Pay Rate: $44.00 per hour
In order to create a workplace that meets maximum health and safety standards, CRF follows all mandated COVID-19 safety protocols and guidelines as outlined by the State of California, San Diego County, and the CDC. All new hires are required to show proof of completed vaccination before their first date of work, unless legally exempted.
CRF & PERT: Why It’s A Great Place To Work!
Community Research Foundation (CRF) inspires and mentors the next generation of mental health professionals. At CRF, we are constantly evolving and developing fresh approaches to meet the needs of San Diego County’s residents who are experiencing mental/behavioral health challenges.
The Psychiatric Emergency Response Team (PERT) is a division of Community Research Foundation (CRF) and is in partnership with San Diego County Health and Human Services, San Diego County Law Enforcement, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI San Diego). PERT contributes to the well-being of individuals with mental illness by actively and compassionately assisting individuals in crisis who come to the attention of law enforcement to access appropriate services and to optimize outcomes through on-scene assessments and referrals.
In May 2018, PERT received a commendation from the San Diego Grand Jury. "The 2017/2018 San Diego County Grand Jury commends the PERT program for its valuable service to law enforcement agencies and to the citizens of the San Diego County. The Grand Jury also appreciates the support of this program by Community Research Foundation, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, and the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency."
PERT is based throughout San Diego County, and is housed in various locations. PERT teams are comprised of specially-trained law enforcement officers and deputies who are paired with PERT mental health clinicians. These special teams respond to mental health crises in the community and perform on-site assessments and evaluations to ensure the person in crisis receives the most appropriate form of care.
Typical Duties of a PERT Clinician
- Conducts mental health assessments, including 5150 and Tarasoff assessments
- Formulates appropriate disposition supporting client’s needs and safety requirements
- Completes all electronic chart documentation
- Consults with PERT Team Lead for any unusual or emergent situations
- Represents PERT during interactions with other agencies, professionals, community presentations, and the general public
- Must be a licensed RN, LMFT, LCSW, LPCC or Psychologist and must be kept current during employment
- Must have a minimum of two years’ experience in crisis management or response, psychiatry, clinical psychology, or counseling in emergency situations
- Must have CPR/First Aid certification and must be kept current during employment
- Must be able to pass Police/Sheriff Background check
- Must be able to pass criminal/background clearance
Your well-being matters at CRF! Regular full-time eligible employees have access to great benefits:
- Up to 3 ½ weeks of paid time off per year
- 11 paid Holidays per year
- Exceptional medical, dental, vision, and other health and wellness benefits
- Opportunities for advancement
- Retirement plan with generous employer contributions
- Graduates: You may qualify for our student loan/repayment/forgiveness programs!
Be a part of our vibrant non-profit organization and make a difference in the lives of the people we serve!
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer
CRF Internal Job Title: Clinician - PERT