On-Call Crisis Counselor

CRISIS COUNSELOR II- ON CALL POSITIONS

On-call CRISIS COUNSELOR positions are available in HERKIMER AND ONEIDA COUNTIES, NY. On-call position shifts are weeknights, weekends and holidays.
AN EXCELLENT WAY TO SUPPLEMENT YOUR INCOME: You could work as little as one weekend shift per month. 12 hour weekend shift pays $300.00 per shift plus excellent hourly rate for completed phone assessments. 12 hour holiday shift pays $420.00 per shift plus excellent hourly rate for completed phone assessments
• Be a part of a Crisis Team committed to providing critical services to our communities.
• Provide mobile crisis services for children, youth and adults. Take crisis calls, go mobile as needed. Flexibility & ability to work independently necessary. Must have Drivers License and transportation.

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