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Position Summary: The Co-Responder position is a Designated Crisis Responder that is embedded with the Tacoma Police Department (TPD) and is part of the Mobile Outreach Crisis Team. The Co-Responders are a resource for Law Enforcement (LE) to utilize when responding to calls with a mental health component to it. The incumbent performs crisis intervention to reduce hospitalizations, and effectively link consumers with on-going mental support services; conducts involuntary commitment evaluations and revocations in accordance with department policies, procedures, state and federal guidelines and protocols provided by the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR); files petitions for hearings; educates and provides information for families; collects data; keeps records and provides testimony and/or advocacy, with courts and other agencies. The Co-Responder is to provide least restrictive options for clients that struggling with mental health and to divert from hospitalizations and incarcerations. Work is performed to provide coverage typically for substance use consumers and their natural and professional support systems to manage their crisis in the community under the direction and supervision of an assigned administrative superior and in collaboration with the lieutenant in the TPD..
Minimum Requirements: Three years experience in a Mental Health setting required. Current or former experience as a Designated Mental Health Professional preferred Upon hire, must obtain Agency Affiliated Counselor Registration, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Social Worker, or Marriage and Family Therapist
Education/Licenses/Certifications: Master's Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy or related field or a Registered Nurse with BA or above education required Must be mental health professional in accordance with WAC 388-865-0150 Current Washington Driver's License and reliable transportation required
Position Type: Full-Time Regular Full Time Employee: YesPrimary Shift: Evening Work Schedule: Tues - Fri. 1pm to 11pm
MultiCare is a not-for-profit health care organization with more than 20,000 team members, including employees, providers and volunteers. MultiCare has been caring for our community for well over a century, since the founding of Tacoma’s first hospital and today is the largest community-based, locally governed system of health in the state of Washington, serving communities across Washington and Northern Idaho.
MultiCare’s comprehensive system of health includes numerous primary care, urgent care and specialty services — including Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital & Health Network; MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care; Pulse Heart Institute; MultiCare Medical Associates, affiliated physicians; MultiCare Rockwood Clinic, the largest multispecialty clinic in the Inland Northwest region; and MultiCare Connected Care, our Accountable Care Organization.
Eleven hospitals complete the organization: Allenmore Hospital, Auburn Medical Center, Capital Medical Center, Covington Medical Center, Deaconess Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital — the Puget Sound region’s only children’s hospital and state-designated Level II Pediatric Trauma Center for Western Washingt...on — Navos Behavioral Health Hospital, Valley Hospital, Tacoma General Hospital — which is home to the South Puget Sound region’s only Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit — and Wellfound Behavioral Health Hospital.
Our core values of Respect, Integrity, Stewardship, Excellence, Collaboration and Kindness, serve as our guiding principles and impact every aspect of our organization, including how we provide patient care and what we expect from each other.
MultiCare is also proud of our commitment to workforce diversity and culturally competent care. This commitment is led by our CEO and supported through employee education and community outreach.
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