Crisis Counselor I – co-response

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Job description

CRISIS COUNSELOR I – SAMHSA MCAT co-response
Our Crisis Program is growing~
Full-time with an excellent benefits package:

  • 1:00pm-9:00pm

Be a part of a supportive and dedicated team providing critical crisis services to our communities.

Must reside in one of the following counties in New York State: Oneida, Herkimer, Otsego, Chenango, Delaware or Schoharie.
JOB DESCRIPTION: A Crisis Counselor I provides intensive assessment, linkage and follow-up of individuals identified to be in acute psychiatric distress in various locations throughout the community or remotely, as assigned. Further, s/he/they is responsible for referring clients to appropriate agencies for needed services and for assessing and intervening with individuals whose needs are more complex, requiring a higher level of expertise. S/he/they 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.
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Provides short-term crisis intervention and diffusion for children and adults in the community and virtually including comprehensive crisis assessment and suicide/homicide lethality
  • 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.
  • May provide support/supervision to unlicensed staff.
  • Secures and maintains all necessary certification and professional licensing as dictated by profession and required qualifications.
  • Engages clients with telephonic and virtual crisis intervention on the local crisis line and 988 crisis line as assigned.
  • Makes recommendation and assists in facilitation the appropriate level of treatment/services/supports.
  • 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;
  • Maintains a valid New York State driver’s license and have access to a viable vehicle, if not operating remotely;
  • Performs other duties as requested by Agency Administration.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) licensed by the New York State (NYS) Education Department with two (2) years of experience in the provision of mental health services

OR

  • A Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) licensed by the New York State (NYS) Education Department with two (2) years of experience in the provision of mental health services

OR

  • A Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the “R” credential (LCSW-R) licensed by the New York State (NYS) Education Department with two (2) years of experience in the provision of mental health services

OR

  • A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) licensed by the New York State (NYS) Education Department with two (2) years of experience in the provision of mental health services

OR

  • A Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) licensed by the New York State (NYS) Education Department with two (2) years of experience in the provision of mental health services. EOE

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: Up to $62,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

 

Schedule:

  • Evening shift
  • Monday to Friday

 

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Utica, NY 13501

EOE

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