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PERT Team Leader (5874INT)  (Regular Full-Time, Hourly)
Program/Location: PERT

PERT Team Leader – Psychiatric Emergency Response Team (PERT)

Hours: 40 hours per week






Program Overview:

The PERT program 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 for a PERT Team Leader:

The PERT Team Leader coordinates and directs a team of PERT Clinicians in conjunction with the PERT Director and other management leadership.  This is a hands-on clinical position that provides opportunities for growth and development in a supervisory role.

  • Works in a law enforcement based setting assisting persons in behavioral health crisis who come into contact with law enforcement.
  • Provides direct client contact in the field, providing assessments, crisis intervention, referrals to other agencies and services, and record keeping.
  • Assists clients and their families/supports in accessing mental health treatment, medical care, education and community resources as needed.
  • Work locations and shifts can vary and are assigned by the Director to best serve the community and law enforcement.
  • Serves in a supervisory role and provides clinical support and oversight to the PERT Clinicians, including a rotational On-call role.
  • Assist the Director, Assistant Director, and Field Operations Specialists with administrative functions

Qualifications/Skills Requirement

  • Must be a current PERT Clinician with at least 1 year of experience
  • Must be a licensed RN, LPCC, MFT, LCSW, or Psychologist
  • Must have a minimum of two years’ experience in crisis management or response, psychiatry, clinical psychology, or counseling in emergency situations or prior supervisory experience
  • Must have current First Aid/CPR certification






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