Crisis Counselor

Horizon Health And Wellness Apache Junction , AZ 85117

Posted 7 months ago

The Crisis Counselors main purpose is to provide crisis intervention within the community for all age groups. This position shall intervene to alleviate the participants immediate social, emotional or environmental crisis and assess, evaluate, triage and refer the participant for appropriate follow-up treatment to support a return to an effective lifestyle.

Responsibilities include"

Responds to any crisis call in person within 30 minutes or by telephone within 15 minutes.

Assists in developing crisis staff schedule to meet the needs of the community.

Maintain effective local public relations with law enforcement agencies, local hospitals, and make appropriate referrals to other agencies.

Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of crisis services.

Use community and Agency resources responsibly and knowledgeably.

Participate as scheduled in the on-call crisis intervention rotation.

Willingness to work nights, weekends and holidays as needed.

Keeps clear, concise and accurate records of clinical activity according to Agency policy procedures.

Coordinates follow-up services of participants after initial contact.

Meets regularly with the Crisis Program Coordinator and other clinical staff for the purpose of clinical/case problem solving.

Establishes and maintains a working relationship with referral resources, including the court system and law enforcement agency.

Engaged in the comprehensive court process for participants, including preparation and transport of necessary documents and testimony in the court as required.

Perform other duties as assigned by the Crisis Program Coordinator.

Requirements

Master degree or Doctorate in psychology or BH/medical related field plus 1 year experience in BH. Must be a qualified assessor.

Must be at least 21 years of age or older.

Possess valid drivers license with acceptable driving record, home telephone and reliable transportation

Trained in crisis intervention and offer services to agency participants and residents in the community

Appropriate referrals and placements within the treatment continuum

Demonstrate ability to provide counseling/case management to SMI participants in the Mental Health program

Demonstrates knowledge of special populations such as substance abuse

Demonstrates ability to develop treatment plan and summary based on participants needs

Demonstrates ability to distinguish between alcohol and other drug-related symptoms and other pre-existing physical problems or pathologic behaviors

Demonstrates ability to understand the biopsychosocial influences and effects of dependencies.

Demonstrates knowledge of how the acute and chronic nature of the dependence and the ways medical, emotional, behavioral, social, educational and other interventions are used to treat the participant

Demonstrated knowledge of referral resources .available to participants

Able to effectively employ analytical and problem-solving skills

Must be certified in First Aid and CPR

Must obtain and maintain a fingerprint clearance card and pass a background check

Qualifications Preferred

Bilingual English/Spanish

Experience working in Integrated Healthcare, Behavioral Health or Primary Care environment

Advanced knowledge of cultural diversity and sensitivity

Benefits

10 paid Holidays

Your choice of two (2) Medical Plans

Retirement Plan

Life & AD&D Plan

Dental

Vision

Short and Long Term Disability

Tuition Reimbursement

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Crisis Counselor

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