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Date Posted: 7/22/16


Critical Intervention Specialist-Ukiah

Title: Critical Intervention Specialist-Ukiah
ID: 3017-Ukiah 7/8
Department: Clinical

Position: Critical Intervention Specialist (Ukiah)
Job Classification: Full-time Exempt
Location: Mendocino and Lake Counties 

Creating Behavioral and Educational Momentum (CBEM LLC) is a growing agency that is looking for dedicated, responsible, and professional individuals to provide Critical Intervention Services to persons diagnosed with developmental disabilities that may also have co-morbid mental health disorders. CBEM believes in fostering a positive and supportive work environment for our passionate and dedicated staff. We are committed to providing all CBEM staff with the highest level of support and access to resources that result in a healthy and inspiring work environment.

A Critical Intervention Specialist provides acute crisis response as well as critical case management to prevent crises from occurring. We serve persons of all ages (i.e. children to elderly). Applicants should be interested and comfortable working with persons of all ages with varying disabilities and needs. Previous experience working with persons with developmental disabilities or experience providing mental health services is ideal. 

We are seeking applicants to work in Mendocino and Lake counties. A requirement of the CIS position is the ability to work in these counties and to commute across the counties regularly. 

Summary of Job Duties/Expectations:
Intensive Case Management duties that include daily submission of case notes, collaborating with circle of support and collateral contacts weekly, and visiting the identified client at least once a week.
Develop Case Reviews and create Stabilization Plans for clients.Carry a hotline rotation periodically and respond in person to crisis situations.
Attend and participate in clinical meetings with community resources (such as Psychiatrists, Social Workers, Physicians, Therapists, etc.).
Maintain stakeholder engagement by providing ongoing information to the Service Coordinator at the Regional Center. 
Attends all client meetings and Regional Center clinics as directed. Attend all workshops, trainings, and in-services. 
Communicate CBEM's critical intervention philosophy of positive behavioral practice, compassion and respect. 
Implement positive programming strategies and engage in crisis assault training. 
We have a strong team that includes a Program Director, Assistant Director, as well as Behavioral, Psychological and Psychiatric Consultants. 
The Critical Intervention Specialist (CIS) manages a caseload and is responsible for providing intensive case management to the persons on his/her caseload each week.
The CIS team participates in weekly Clinical and Administrative meetings at our Ukiah office.

**A Master's Degree is required. Preferably in Psychology, Counseling, Special Education, Social Work or a related field.**
Strong verbal and written communication skills and clinical observation skills.
A high degree of professionalism and ability to effectively collaborate with professional agencies, collateral contacts (i.e., Psychiatrists, Social Workers, Physicians, Therapists, Direct Care staff) as well as CIS and Administrative Team members.
Ability to work within a Systemic, Strength-based, Person Centered Framework.
Ability to develop and implement comprehensive treatment/ stabilization goals and plans designed to address the specific needs of the identified client and to prevent further crises from occurring.
Ability to assess functions of behavior and antecedents in order to implement preventative behavior intervention strategies.
Must have a reliable means of transportation and be willing to commute to various settings to meet with circle of support and the identified client (i.e., family homes, Adult Residential Facilities, day programs, schools, hospitals, etc.)
Ability to meet time sensitive deadlines as well as weekly billable hour expectations, ability to utilize email and text messaging to communicate with the CIS and Administrative team, as well as circle of support.
Ability to work effectively with a team, as well as possess strong time management skills, and be able to work independently.
Ability to generate visual intervention tools, specifically designed for the identified client.
Experience working with persons with Autism and experience utilizing ABA strategies preferred.
?What CBEM offers our employees:

CBEM invests in our employees in many ways. We provide the tools and supports needed to all staff so that they can provide the highest quality of services to CBEM's clients. In addition to fostering a positive, learning and supportive work environment, we also offer:
  Salary: $40-45k
Company Computer and Cell Phone
Travel and Mileage Reimbursement
** MFT/MSW interns the option to receive supervision hours toward licensure at no extra cost.
A comprehensive training program to all new hires and ongoing professional development.
Variety of medical plans offered, as well as comprehensive dental and vision plans. 
Vacation and sick time available.
11 paid Holidays
Retirement 401k plan with company match after 1 year of full-time employment

Through our PEO partner Insperity all full-time employees receive access to generous health, dental and visions insurance options as well as employee assistance programs, basic life policies and accident insurance. CBEM employees can receive discounts on their personal cell phone plans and have access to many discounts offered by Insperity's "marketplace".

To learn more about our company, our mission and values, please visit us at

We hope you understand that we cannot respond to all applicants who have applied for a position, but we will make contact with those who meet the qualifications of this position.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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