LMSW or LCSW, Psychiatric Crisis Assessment

  • Full Time
  • Nyack, NY
  • Salary: $70000.0

Smith Arnold Partners

We are an acute care medical center looking for an LMSW or LCSW for our Psychiatric Crisis Assessment Specialist, full-time position, within our growing Behavioral Health Department. As the Psychiatric Crisis Assessment Specialist, you will work very closely with the Program Director to coordinate the referral development and pre-admission patient assessment process and provide clinical assessments for potential clients.

Position: LMSW or LCSW, Psychiatric Crisis Assessment Specialist
Location: Nyack, NY
Salary: $70,000 +/-


Assess individuals of various ages who present with behavioral health crisis to the Emergency Department for acuity and risk factors
Concisely communicate recommendations for treatment or referral to ED physicians and on-call psychiatrist or ANP
Use medical necessity criteria for placement at various levels of care, and state guidelines for both voluntary and involuntary psychiatric inpatient admissions
Will prescriptively and compassionately offer patients and family treatment options and recommendations


A Bachelor’s Degree and Masters’ Degree in a recognized Behavioral Health field
Must have In-Patient Psychiatric experience, as well as, Crisis Intervention experience
Must have LMSW or LCSW License and knowledge of DSM-IV/DSM-V
Will possess a basic understanding of factors that may exacerbate a behavioral health crisis and the ability to deal with individuals in crisis who may be potentially aggressive while maintaining personal and emotional equilibrium
Must have knowledge of psychiatric and addictive disease conditions of adults but should have the ability to treat all populations; Basic knowledge of detoxification psychiatric, and psychosocial assessment and treatment procedures