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Clinician- Children's Mobile Crisis Response

Tides Family Services
United States, Rhode Island, Providence
790 Broad Street (Show on map)
Jul 07, 2024


Tides Family Services is a nonprofit organization that is committed to providing comprehensive support and resources to children, adolescents, and families facing various challenges. The overall mission of Tides is to provide services and supports that allow youth to live in a community-based setting. An \"Agency Without Walls\" our services are delivered in homes, communities, schools...wherever our youth are.

Performance Expectations/Key Challenges

  • Provide rapid in-person response to clients who are referred to the program.
  • Assess clients using mental status exam and crisis intervention skills.
  • Develop safety plans that are relevant to client needs and clinical presentation.
  • Complete bio-psychosocial assessments with client and family according to agency policy and standards.
  • Work collaboratively with integrated team of caseworkers, behavioral assistants, other clinicians, and external providers to review case needs.
  • Provide short-term in-home and community-based crisis stabilization to clients and families over a 30-day timeframe.
  • Practice according to the NASW Code of Ethics.
  • Empower families through a strengths-based, family-focused approach.
  • Develop a thorough aftercare plan and implement a warm hand-off to new providers.
  • Maintain a high degree of professionalism in the community with clients, schools, courts, referring agencies, and any other community partners seeking to build and sustain positive relationships.
  • Attend all required program meetings including weekly supervision, monthly clinical group supervision, tracking rundown, staff meetings, weekly disposition meetings, and other meetings scheduled by supervisor.
  • Support and assist with the CQI process and ongoing program development.
  • Maintain weekly service delivery requirements with clients and families. Service delivery may fluctuate based on the needs of each client.
  • Be part of a rotating on-call schedule during the week including on weekends and weeknights. An on-call stipend will be provided along with clinical supervisory support provided to clinicians during their on-call weeks.
  • In-person response may be necessary when on-call, especially for crisis-related situations and new intakes.
  • Assist with additional duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • 2-4 years experience in human services, healthcare, and other non-profit agencies.
  • Demonstrates a safe, strengths-based approach while continuously using everyday behavior opportunities to teach, guide, and support youth and families with their goals and challenges to remain in the home and in their communities.
  • Capacity for behavior management utilizing counseling techniques, program structure, guidelines and crisis intervention and to use metrics to ensure accountability.

Essential Roles/Experiences

  • Strong crisis management, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills, particularly when working with youth of all ages.
  • Managed in-home and community strengths-based services to clients and families .
  • Skilled in building relationships with internal team, stakeholders, clients and families, schools, law enforcement and other community resources.


  • Masters' degree from an accredited school in social work - Required
  • LCSW/LICSW/LMHC - Preferred
  • Valid driver's license and registered/inspected vehicle - Required
  • Bilingual; English, Spanish, Portuguese, Creole - Preferred

The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to satisfactorily perform essential duties. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Tides Family Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values our diverse workforce and encourages all mission driven candidates to apply. We are a PBN Best Place to Work recipient, a Safe Zone Certified Employer, and a Veteran Friendly Employer. Join our team!

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