Crisis Counselor- Delaware County, NY

MOBILE CRISIS COUNSELOR II

Full-time position with excellent benefits package. Be a part of a team providing crucial services to Delaware County, NY communities.
Basic work schedule is: Monday thru’ Friday; Shift is: 9:00am-5:00pm; with some flexibility required as necessary. Due to COVID-19, this position is generally working remotely temporarily.

THIS POSITION NOW QUALIFIES TO GAIN “SUPERVISION HOURS” TOWARD AN LMHC AND LCSW.

JOB DESCRIPTION: A Crisis Counselor II provides intensive assessment, linkage and follow-up of individuals identified to be in acute psychiatric distress in various locations throughout the community. Further, s/he is responsible for referring clients to appropriate agencies for needed services and for assessing and intervening with individuals in crisis. S/he is expected to perform job functions with a degree of independence, and is expected to assist in the management of day-to-day service operation as assigned.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
• Provides short-term crisis intervention and diffusion for children and adults in the community including comprehensive crisis assessment and suicide/homicide lethality

• Makes recommendations and assists in facilitating the appropriate level of treatment/services/supports.

• Provides intensive assessment, follow-up and linkage to children and youth admitted to the Adolescent Crisis Residence.

• Maintains accurate documentation of client/ agency contacts in accordance with program policy and procedure manual.

• Assumes on-call, and administrative back-up responsibilities consistent with program needs;

• Attends and actively participates in all required training, staff meetings and case conferences as required by agency administration.

• Engages in supervision on a regular basis.

• Provides educational/ marketing /training presentations to the community, as assigned by the Crisis Program Director.

• Assists law enforcement and other agencies in handling mental health related crisis.

• Engages in agency/program projects or work groups as assigned by the Crisis Program Director.

• Maintains self in a professional manner at all times, adhering to The Neighborhood Center, Inc.’s policy and procedures and in keeping with the Agency’s mission statement;

• Maintain a valid NY State driver’s license and have access to a viable vehicle;

• Secures and maintains all necessary certification and professional licensing as dictated by profession and required qualifications.

• Performs other duties as requested by Agency Administration.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

• A Master Social Worker (MSW) with one (1) year of experience in the provision of mental health services and must obtain a limited practice permit and must obtain a New York State license (LMSW) within 6 months from the date of hire

OR
• A New York State Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with one (1) year of experience in the provision of mental health services
OR
• A New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) with one (1) year of experience in the provision of mental health services
OR

• A New York State Licensed Registered Nurse (RN) with one (1) year of experience in the provision of mental health services
OR

• A New York State Licensed Psychologist (Ph.D.) with one (1) year of experience in the provision of mental health services. EOE

To apply for this job email your resume to hr@neighborhoodctr.org