Per Diem Clinician/Social Worker, Mobile Crisis
Job Details
Schenectady-Franklin-PCFC - Schenectady, NY
Per Diem
Over 50%
Mixed Day & Evening
Clinician/Social Worker
Job Overview

Location: Schenectady, NY or Queensbury, NY

The hourly rate would be $30.00/hour for all shifts worked

Day, Evening, and Weekend Shifts available


The Mobile Crisis program is seeking several clinicians/social workers to provide a diagnosis (with appropriate supervisory sign-off, per scope of practice), short-term crisis assessment, short-term treatment plan and interventions, and follow-up services to the identified client experiencing emotional, behavioral, and psychiatric crises. These interventions, provided by telephone and on-site mobile visits, will be implemented using a strength-based, trauma-informed, systems-oriented perspective and will include the development of crisis prevention and safety plans; follow-up to evaluate the effectiveness of plans; coordination of services with existing treatment providers; and linkage to additional community based therapeutic resources and supports. This position can be based in Schenectady, NY, or Queensbury, NY.


What a Per Diem Clinician can expect at Northern Rivers:

  • Provide rapid response to adults, children, adolescents, and families, who are in crisis by phone and on-site within the community, and as assigned, participate in acute care hospital emergency room/behavioral health services rotation system designed to facilitate and strengthen community-based crisis intervention services. This includes rotation of schedule to provide coverage during holidays and other team members' vacations.
  • Conduct risk assessments, mental status examinations, and substance abuse screening.
  • Analyze information to identify action plan, which includes crisis stabilization plan, safety, and crisis prevention plans, and plan for follow-up. Consult with team and supervisor as appropriate.
  • Coordinate with community resources for collateral input and follow-up care, including referrals for substance abuse assessment and treatment.
  • Provide short-term crisis intervention and stabilization services to adults, children, adolescents, and their families in the home or community (wherever the individual is experiencing a crisis).



  • Day, Evening, and Weekend Shifts available
  • There is a rotation of schedule to provide coverage during holidays and other team members' vacations.


Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Requires an LMSW, LMHC, LCSW, or LCSW-R  licensure
  • Requires a master’ degree and two years of related experience.
  • Must possess a valid NYS Drivers License and be willing/able to drive to clients' homes and communities under a variety of circumstances and weather conditions. Must be willing to work in a variety of settings, including clients' homes and other community locations where there may be pets, cigarette smoke, etc.


Benefits you'll love:

  • Health care package: medical, dental, and vision!
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid time off
  • 401 (K) Plan
  • Life Insurance 
  • Loan repayment assistance
  • Free training/CEU opportunities
  • Leaving an indisputable imprint within the community and much more! 
About Northern Rivers

If you want a rewarding career where you make a positive impact on children and their families, we want to talk to you!  At Northern Rivers Family of Services, we work together to make a difference in our client's lives while also strengthening our community. 
We are a family of human service agencies united in our passion to helping children, families, and adults reach their potential. Northern Rivers coordinates the quality of care, depth of programs, and combined size and passion for the mission to provide care for more than 18,000 people each year in 41 counties throughout New York State. If you’ve got the talent, drive and desire to make a real difference in your community, you need to be a part of Northern Rivers Family of Services! 
Our employees receive generous paid time off, an expansive health care package, tuition reimbursement, loan repayment assistance, free training/CEU opportunities, and much more! 


Apply today to become part of our team!


Northern Rivers is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. We cherish the unique contributions of our diverse staff, and are building a culture where everyone has the opportunity to do the meaningful work here at Northern Rivers!

Make a difference in the lives of others...including YOURS!