Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP)

Job Number: 21-845-11595 

Job Summary: Integral Care's team at the 911 Call Center seeks to provide people with professional mental health care at the time of crisis and decrease law enforcement intervention whenever possible.  This groundbreaking project is made possible through Integral Care's collaboration with community partners who are dedicated to bringing quality mental health care to individuals and their families experiencing a mental health crisis. The goal is to ensure individuals in our community receive professional mental health services from the time they call 911 to the time a mental health professional arrives to assist and support the individual experiencing a mental health crisis. The program is expanding its capacity beyond Austin city limits to include provision of this service to individuals contacting 911 within Travis County Sheriff's Office (TCSO) jurisdiction. This position will be imbedded within TCSO dispatch and will be responsible for collaborating with TCSO to increase volume of use, in addition to provision of clinical screening and consultation.

The position:

  • Co-located at the 911 Call Center to receive direct transfer of calls from 911 call takers within the Travis County Sheriff's Office (TCSO) jurisdiction.
  • Collaborate with TCSO call takers and dispatchers to increase use of clinician diversion program.
  • Assist in training TCSO call takers and dispatchers.
  • Provide telephonic crisis mental health screenings to divert mental health calls from police to community based mental health providers when able.
  • Consult with 911 call takers and dispatchers during higher intensity calls to 911.
  • Collaborate with Integral Care treatment teams for individuals who call 911 with great frequency.
  • Provide telehealth crisis screening and assessments to officers from APD (Austin Police Department), TCSO, and EMS (Emergency Medical Services).
  • Cross train with team clinicians stationed with APD dispatch to provide APD coverage if needed.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Flexible, detail oriented, comfortable with multiple forms of technology, a team player, calm under pressure, and has a growth mindset.
  • Comfortable meeting new people and inserting self in established groups.
  • Previous crisis assessment experience is strongly recommended.
  • Bilingual in Spanish is strongly recommended.

Office location is primarily at the 911 Call Center (CTECC=Combined Transportation Emergency Communications Center) 5010 Old Manor Road, 78723. There is extensive latitude for the exercise of independent judgement.

News article on Crisis Now:

https://talk.crisisnow.com/austins-911-call-center-integrates-mental-health-call-crisis-diversion/

Education:

Required:

  • Graduated from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree with a major specialization in Human/Behavioral/Social Services or related field. 

License: 

Required:

  • Current and valid driver's license and a clean driving record. 

Hours: Full-time; Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm or 10:00 am - 7:00 pm. 

Salary:  Starting Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) salary is at $38,479-$40,739 based on education, but internal applicants are subject to Integral Care's QMHP career ladder. This role is eligible for a 10% Crisis Stipend.

Position may be eligible for differential pay depending on shifts worked.

  • Second Shift: $3.25
  • Third Shift: $4.25
  • Weekend Shift: $5.00

Sign-on incentive: Integral Care looking to grow our teams with talented and caring people just like you. Currently, we are offering a $2,000 sign-on incentive for all newly hired employees! All newly hired employees will receive $1,000 on their first paycheck and $1,000 on the paycheck following their six-month anniversary. 

Why join us:  Integral Care has proudly served Travis County residents for the past 50 years. As the largest provider of behavioral health services in Travis County, we are dedicated to improving the lives of adults and children living with mental illness, substance use disorder and intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

By joining our team, you will find rewarding work every day alongside people who have as much compassion as you. Join us and together we can help improve the quality of life for the people we serve. Imagine your career at Integral Care!

Employee Benefits: 

  • Medical, Dental and Vision insurance

  • Generous vacation/holiday/sick leave 

  • Life and Short-term/Long-term Disability Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • 403(b) retirement account

  • 401(a) employer contribution retirement account

  • Gold's gym membership discount

  • Mileage reimbursement

Integral Care strives to maintain a diverse workforce. We encourage all to apply, including those who have knowledge and/or experience working with underserved populations, including Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and LGBTQA communities.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, sex or age.

For specific positions, additional compensation may be available to those who are bilingual in both English and one of the following languages:  Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, or Burmese. (PM16)


LPHA Keywords: Mental Health Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT, Behavioral Health Therapist, Psychotherapist, Senior Clinician, Licensed Clinician, Clinical Mental Health Professional, Program Therapist, LPHA, Licensed Practitioner of the Healing Arts, Licensed Practitioner, Therapist, Counselor

QMHP Keywords: Qualified Mental Health Professional, QMHP, Case Manager, Rehabilitation Specialist, Service Coordinator, Mental Health Professional, Mental Health Specialist, Social Worker

LCDC Keywords: Counselor, LCDC Counselor, LCDC Intern, Counselor Intern, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, Substance Abuse Counselor, Direct Care Staff, Caseworker