We are looking for motivated and passionate clinical supervisors looking to make an impact in their community to join a new Street Crisis Response Team in San Francisco! The Street Crisis Response Team (SCRT) is an innovative co-responder model responding to triaged 911 calls for non-violent, behavioral health issues on the streets of San Francisco, as an alternative to police response. Since November, two teams have been launched, with a further four teams set to launch Spring 2021 to respond to calls citywide.
The Clinical Supervisor will play a crucial role in supervising behavioral health clinicians performing assessment and crisis response for those in psychiatric and substance-induced distress outdoors in San Francisco. The SCRT aims to avoid harm to the individual in crisis by intervening in person-centered and trauma-informed ways and attend to the immediate needs of the person in crisis. This will be done by treating each person in crisis with the utmost dignity and respect, as well as an active participant in their own de-escalation process and reestablishment of personal safety. The Clinical Supervisor role will work in a 12-hour shift, three to four days per week with usually four days off in between. Clinical Supervisors will work as a team to ensure at least one is available remotely by phone throughout all shifts worked by the Behavioral Health Clinicians. Occasional shifts will require in-field work to shadow and observe clinical work, or work in place of a clinician who is unable to report for their shift.
The first of its kind in San Francisco, the SCRT which is comprised of a SFFD Paramedic, a Behavioral Health Clinician and a Peer Counselor will respond to calls of suicide and self-harm in public settings including assisting individuals who present as disoriented, delusional and/or exhibiting symptoms of intoxication. The team will be mobile throughout the shift, in an ADA-accessible van available to transport the team and people to other resources after de-escalation has occurred. In addition to behavioral health assessment and de-escalation, the SCRT is qualified to provide basic medical treatment (such as wound care, prevention of infection) to reduce the need for hospitalization care and decrease the chances of furthering mental health decompensation. Depending on the level of care needed, individuals may be escorted to a hospital, shelter or to a safer location as applicable to their health needs.
**Please note this position requires licensure with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences or Board of Psychology.**
This role is a full-time position with benefits, and will be mostly remote with some on-site work (2-4 times/month) as needed. Clinical Supervisors will have access to the COVID-19 vaccine upon hire.