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Triage Specialist, Senior

Recruitment #130124-UNCY-12


 DO NOT submit an application for this position to Human Capital Management!

 To apply, please follow the directions below:  

ODMHSAS offers excellent benefit packages. To apply for an unclassified position, send resume to the following address or email address:
Human Resources
1222 10th St, Suite 201 N
Woodward, OK 73801
(580)571-3230  Fax (580)254-2985

This position is located at the Northwest Center for Behavioral Health at our Inpatient Services in Fort Supply, Oklahoma.  This position requires the possession of a valid US drivers license at the time of appointment. Applicant must be willing to fulfill any job related to travel normally associated with this position.



Under general direction provides professional telephone and on-site emergency/crisis intervention and therapy services. Participates with an interdisciplinary team in treatment and discharge planning.

May have supervisory duties assigned which include administrative responsibility for Triage Specialist and/or Triage Specialist Assistants.


Interviews clients and families by phone and/or person to explore needs and resources of those requesting services.

Conducts evaluations to determine the level of care needs of individuals experiencing a crisis due to psychiatric or substance abuse problems. 

Interviews both the client and family to explore needs and resources of those requesting services.  Determines, in collaboration with a team, the level of care needs of the individual and/or family.  Completes the required documentation and/or referral to allow the individual/family to receive the appropriate care. 

Provides casework services as indicated, consisting primarily of direct services to patients either on an individual or group basis and maintains necessary records.  Intervenes and advocates, when indicated, with client’s significant others in the best interest of the client.

Provides assessments; intakes; bio-psycho-social assessments; addiction severity indexes; treatment planning; individual, group and family counseling, psycho-educational services, relapse prevention counseling; crisis intervention; case management; discharge planning; and referrals for substance-abusing persons, their families and significant others.

Participates in staff conferences for the purpose of overall program planning, diagnostic and treatment planning and discharge planning.

Participates in interdisciplinary case conference to link community resources with client treatment needs in the formulation of admission, discharge, and referral dispositions.

Supervises and provides technical guidance to subordinates and new staff; may supervise practicum students.

May file petitions with the court for civil commitment hearings.  May attend court hearing to provide information and support to families, judges, district attorneys and public defenders.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Advanced knowledge of current social and economic problems; of human behavior, mental illness and substance abuse issues; of crisis intervention technique; of available community and welfare resources; of casework principles and methods; of therapeutic treatment; and of psychiatric and medical terminology.

Skill in using clinical judgment to maintain the highest levels of professionalism and ethical standards.  Must interact professionally with all staff within the agency.  In addition, will interact with clients and families, district attorneys and judicial staff, and staff at other agencies, especially public and private hospital staff in a professional manner.

Knowledge of State Statutes that apply to emergency intervention procedures and policies.

Ability to work in high stress, fast-paced environment; and in presenting information clearly and accurately, orally and in writing.


Completion of curriculum requirements for a master’s degree in psychology, social work, guidance and counseling, or closely related field.

Must possess a license as an LPC, LCSW, LMFT, LADC, or similar license in the behavioral health field.



Willing to fulfill any job related travel normally associated with position, e.g., attend training and etc.  Must maintain a valid driver’s license.


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