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Crisis Intervention Counselor

Hours

40 Hours/week

Position Summary

Provides crisis intervention services for children and adults during agency hours.  Actively participates in the screening of individuals requesting services and works collaboratively as a member of the agency admissions committee.  Facilitates referrals for care, provides crisis intervention and crisis assessment face to face and through phone communication.  Works with family/ significant others involved with the identified client to help educate and support those people in understanding the clinical needs of the client and engage them in care planning when appropriate.  Provides pre-hospitalization screening and facilitates admissions when clinically indicated. Provides follow-up services from night/ weekend emergency personnel to ensure needed services are secured.  Tracks clients progress and status once admitted to time of discharge from in patient settings.  Provides education to the community about emergency services and crisis intervention.
 

Education

Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Social Work, Clinical Counseling, or related field.  Must have minimum licensure of LSW or LPC, LISW or LPCC preferred. 
 

Experience

2-3 years clinical work experience in a community or inpatient behavioral health setting preferred.  Experience in risk assessment, crisis intervention services, and AOD assessment preferred.
 

Qualifications

Must be able to work within a multidisciplinary clinical team to provide crisis services to the general community as well as to consumers with severe and persistent mental illness.  Needs to have the ability to develop and implement plans of care constant with the needs of the consumer while protecting the safety and security of the community.  Able to provide consultation and guidance to outside resources to ensure appropriate linkages and referrals for individuals in the community.  Shall posses leadership qualities to build and manage relationships with community agencies, mental health boards, physicians, hospitals, law enforcement, and consumer advocacy groups    Maintains working knowledge of treatment options in the community.  Able to work with diverse and complex situations, able to multitask, be flexible, adaptable, organized, and effective in planning skills.  Must have good oral and written communication skills and the ability to provide education to the community through public speaking.  Proficient in Microsoft Office products (Word and Excel). Must have a valid driver’s license.

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