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Access Technician

Company: Summit Pointe
Location: Battle Creek
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:


Summit Pointe provides the highest quality behavioral health services to help individuals maximize their potential. Our highest priority is caring for the customers we serve, their families and their advocates. We take pride in being the community mental health services program for Calhoun County and a vital resource to all we serve.


The Access Technician will work in conjunction with other access center program staff to provide both routine screening and crisis stabilization services for customers seeking access to behavioral healthcare services at the Summit Pointe Psychiatric Urgent Care facility.


Provides screening and assessment services including brief assessment, screening for risk, and referrals to community service programs.
Respond in coordination with community programs such as assisting law enforcement and/or community members experiencing a mental health crisis or seeking access to behavioral health services.
Completes pre-screen assessments for individuals presenting for inpatient placement; establishes placement for individuals requiring hospitalization and completes eligibility screens for determination of appropriate level of care support services.
Completes alternative orders, conducts psychosocial assessments, treatment planning, and the facilitation of group therapy for individuals recently diverted or discharged out of psychiatric placement or as part of customer diversion programming.


Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Psychology, or other Mental Health related field.
One or more years of experience in behavioral health care setting or one or more semesters within a structured practicum in the field of behavioral health.
Knowledge of psychotherapy, counseling, research methods, and judicial systems preferred.
Experience with or knowledge of Evidence Based Practice such as Motivational Interviewing or SBIRT
Must support a trauma informed culture of safety to aid customers in their recovery process.

Work Detail

Part-time, union, non-exempt position - Starting wage range: $19.25 - $28.09 per hour
May be required to work variable hours/shifts.

Summit Pointe pioneers Community Mental Health Services by developing innovative ideas and community partnerships that lead to high quality care and a healthy community. Interested, customer-focused and qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

Keywords: Summit Pointe, Battle Creek , Access Technician, Professions , Battle Creek, Michigan

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