Crisis Sr Counselor

Behavior Health Network Springfield , MA 01105

Posted 1 week ago

If you are an amazing service provider and are ready for your next lifesaving experience, then keep reading because this is for you!!

Join our team of competent and compassionate professionals as a Senior Crisis Counselor in the Crisis program at Behavioral Health Network!

NOTICE

In accordance with the BHN Mandatory COVID vaccine policy - all staff, interns, temps, residents and contractors are required to be fully vaccinated no later than day one of employment. Medical or religious exemptions will be offered and must be approved prior to starting work.

The same guidelines noted above apply during flu season (defined as December 1st - through end of flu season as announced by the CDC) for BHN's Mandatory Influenza Vaccine policy.

Additionally, BHN is a Tobacco Free workplace. All Staff, interns, temps, residents and contractors agree not to smell of or use Tobacco or ENDS products while on paid work time or within sight of any BHN facility.

Your experience, knowledge and great skills will support the Crisis program with the following:

  • Perform intake prior to assessment and provide telephone crisis counseling

  • Support crisis clinicians on the community based team, hospital based team and mobile crisis intervention team

  • Participate in providing ESP services in the community and/or in hospital settings, to include assisting with the assessment process, when needed

  • Participate in resolving insurance problems

  • Provide leadership & support to crisis counselors during designated shift

  • Work collaboratively with shift supervisor and/or counselor supervisor to support to shift activities

  • Assist crisis counselors with the management of complex crisis calls and other duties as assigned.

  • Assist with the training new crisis counselors

  • Participate in training and meetings as needed

Who are we?

BHN's Crisis Program provides 24/7 front line response to individuals of all ages who are experiencing a behavioral health crisis, regardless of insurance. BHN provides services on a mobile basis, including home and community-based settings or in an emergency department when needed.

Behavioral Health Network is a growing non-profit community behavioral health agency that has been providing services to children, adults, families and communities in Western Massachusetts since 1938. BHN provides comprehensive, outcome-driven behavioral health care. We are dedicated to offering high quality, affordable and culturally appropriate care to people of all ages and income levels in our constituent communities.

Reasons to work with BHN:

  • Work with an agency who does amazing things for others

  • You will be able to change a person's life

  • You will have the opportunity to grow within the agency

  • You will not be bored with our fast-paced environment

  • You will have excellent benefits package & time off benefits available

What are we looking for in a Senior Crisis Counselor?

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field (required)

  • Employee must exhibit willingness to lead by example.

  • Employee must demonstrate the desire to foster a supportive work environment and a cohesive team.

  • Employee must have a minimum of 6 months' employment within BHN Crisis Services (required).

  • Employee cannot have received a CAP within the past 6 months (required)

  • Employee cannot have had chronic attendance problems within past 6 months (required)

  • Strong motivational interviewing skills, ability to work as a member of an interdisciplinary team, and to follow through on individual and group tasks.

  • Must have familiarity with internet, word processing and email systems.

  • Must display empathic skills, ability to establish rapport with consumers, family members and service providers.

  • Good observation, thorough documentation skills, ability to provide solution focused, strengths based treatment.

  • Must exhibit desire for own learning and take initiative to enhance knowledge of populations served.

How do I apply to be a Senior Crisis Counselor?

If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit our website at www.bhnworks.org and click on "Browse All Jobs" to apply!

BHN maintains its commitment to social justice and diversity and strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

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