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PERT Clinician - LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, RN or Psychologist (4757) (Regular Full-Time, Hourly)
Licensed Clinician / Clinician PERT – Psychiatric Emergency Response Team (PERT)
Hours: 40 hours per week; (4) ten-hour shifts
Pay Rate: $91,520 per year
CRF Internal Job Title: Clinician - PERT
CRF places staff and client safety at the forefront and follows all COVID-19 safety protocols and guidelines as outlined by San Diego County, the State of California, and the CDC.
CRF & PERT: Why It’s A Great Place To Work!
Community Research Foundation inspires and mentors the next generation of mental health professionals! Our accredited programs reach various demographics, so you can gain experience with almost any sector of mental health services. 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
Benefits: CRF takes your dedication seriously and provides benefits to help you balance your work life and your personal life. For full-time staff (30 hours or more), we offer top-of-the-line medical insurance, dental plans, paid life insurance, vision plan, retirement benefits, and generous PTO (Paid Time Off). We also provide access to student loan repayment/forgiveness programs for graduates.
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