Crisis Counselor Job Description

Crisis Counselor Job Description

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Crisis counselor provides clinical and administrative requirements to consumers and interface with MCO's as per the standards and requirements of all managed care organizations and regulatory bodies.

Crisis Counselor Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Maintain current knowledge of community resources, how to access them, and the regulations for access to them
Assume school-based intervention and supportive services to students in school districts
Work as part of a mental health emergency response team and avail themselves to work various shifts and covering call-offs when feasible The Crisis Staff will cooperate with all referral sources and will provide assistance, direction, and feedback as necessary and appropriate
Carry out immediate crisis intervention and counseling for patients and families
Complete emergent clinical evaluations of patient to aide in successful outcomes
Provide information, follow-up referrals and discharge planning to patients and families
Utilizes active listening skills to ascertain each patient's needs
Documents demographic and clinical information in the clinical record nd completes all paperwork related to case management in accordance with quality assurance standards and written procedures
Provide prompt and thorough assessment, evaluation, and intervention via telephone or in person, and provide written and verbal communication where indicated
Insurance preauthorization

Crisis Counselor Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Crisis Counselor

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR, CPI, ECP, BLS

Education for Crisis Counselor

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the crisis counselor job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Social Services, Marriage and Family Therapy, Health, Nursing, Behavioral Sciences, Guidance, Education

Skills for Crisis Counselor

Desired skills for crisis counselor include:

Of a relevant organizations and regulatory bodies
Standards and requirements
Community resources
How to access them
Recovery and social support resources
Regulations for access to them
Excel
Microsoft Word
Outlook
Accurate

Desired experience for crisis counselor includes:

Master’s Degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, or related field, experience in crisis intervention/emergency evaluation
Licensed as a mental health professional or license eligible in the Commonwealth of Virginia (must be licensed within two years of hire)
Previous hospital crisis experience a plus
Mobile outreach
Mental Health License Preferred
Minimum 1 year experience in mental health field Required

Crisis Counselor Examples

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Crisis Counselor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of crisis counselor. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for crisis counselor
  • Maintain Emergency Department Social Workers – work log
  • Develop and implement appropriate discharge plans for mental health and chemically dependent patients to insure a smooth and appropriate transition to the next level of care
  • Communicate orally and in writing in the chart with other team members and disciplines so as to insure that discharge needs and plans can be understood and executed by others as appropriate
  • Participate in multi-disciplinary case conferences as requested to improve the coordination of care for patients who have frequent recurring visits to the Emergency Department or other areas of the medical center and/or community provided services
  • Provide psycho/social evaluations, plan to address the issues identified, and implement needed interventions
  • Observes patient's behavior and alerts nurse when the potential for violent or dangerous behavior is observed
  • Works cooperatively with intra-interdepartmental staff
  • Appropriately triages patients on arrival and prioritizes and processes cases in an efficient, courteous manner
  • Conducts empathetic objective interviews with psychotic patients
  • Obtains pertinent clinical information from substance abuse patients, assesses motivation for treatment and potential for withdrawal reaction
Qualifications for crisis counselor
  • High School graduation or a G.E.D
  • Bachelor's degree with major course work in sociology, psychology, criminal justice, human development or any other human service field OR registered nurse or high school diploma with 12 credit hours in sociology, psychology or other social sciences and 2 years direct mental health experience
  • UHS is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity
  • Must possess the ability to assist in physical interventions with consumers
  • Must have two years of counseling experience
  • Must be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal and counseling skills
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Crisis Counselor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a crisis counselor. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for crisis counselor
  • Completes crisis assessment
  • Arranges transfers when indicated
  • Obtains authorizations as needed
  • Discharge with referral
  • Provide crisis counseling to all students when social, emotional, environmental or physical conditions interferes with the learning process or their adjustment to school
  • Provide individual and group counseling with the supervision of the Clinical Coordinator and Principal
  • Supervise students at all levels of classroom exclusion and facilitate the consequence – process – return to classroom routine
  • Implement crisis intervention and prevention techniques
  • Coordinate behavior management strategies and implement social/emotional curriculum
  • Coordinate positive reinforcement efforts in conjunction with other staff
Qualifications for crisis counselor
  • Must be able to provide patient centered/patient valued behaviors that meet department standards for excellence and ethical practice
  • Registered intern with BBS (Board of Behavioral Science)
  • Bachelor's Degree with major course work in sociology, social work, psychology, gerontology, anthropology, political science, history, criminal justice, theology, nursing, counseling, education or a related field
  • Must have dependable transportation and a valid PA driver's license
  • Previous mental health care experience is preferred
  • Minimum experience of zero to one years in human services of which must be mental health direct care experience in correlation with education according to Pennsylvania Bulletin, volume 23, number 10
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Crisis Counselor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of crisis counselor. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for crisis counselor
  • Manage IEP’s (attend annual meetings and prepare IEP) and prepare clinical case conferences presented at staff meetings
  • Be a resource for teachers/staff in developing socio-behavioral goals for individual students
  • Communicate with outside human service agencies which provide services to students
  • Attend staff meetings (bi-weekly) and share in responsibilities (chair, minutes)
  • Participate in supervision provided by principal
  • Share responsibility for break, lunch and dismissal coverage
  • Help plan and supervise school activities (field trips, parent nights, graduation, etc…)
  • Assist in bi-yearly class scheduling and transitions
  • Attend professional development workshops and sessions organize by school, Central Administration and the Special Education Development
  • Participate on school based committees as needed (hiring, school council, scholarship)
Qualifications for crisis counselor
  • Must be CPR or CPI and First Aid certified on date of employment or within 60 days of employment and maintain current certification throughout employment
  • Masters Degree in Social Work or related field of study
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Marital and Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor or Independent Clinical Social Worker, Social Worker Associate Independent Clinical License
  • Experience in social work and crisis interventions in a hospital or acute treatment setting
  • Experience with both involuntary and voluntary psychiatric hospitalization
  • Experience as a Chemical Dependency Counselor or an Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor
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Crisis Counselor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a crisis counselor. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for crisis counselor
  • Other duties to be assigned by the principal
  • Assess immediate safety of the patient and the environment
  • Lead the team in containing out of control behavior
  • Evaluate psychiatric, cognitive, emotional and behavioral status of a patient in crisis
  • Assess data relative to age of patient (chronological or cognitive)
  • Report to appropriate medical staff
  • Make allowances for cultural and religious beliefs when providing services
  • Make legible and complete written/typed documentation
  • Respond to individuals seeking assistance via phone, email, or text message
  • Positively always represent the Kentucky Career Center- Bluegrass by providing excellent customer service and responding to each inquirer in a professional, nonjudgmental, culturally appropriate manner
Qualifications for crisis counselor
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Marital and Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor or Independent Clinical Social Worker
  • Position Requirement Explanations
  • Bachelors Degree in Health Education, Social Work or related field
  • Minimum 1 year in crisis intervention and mental health counseling
  • Ability to utilize the county electronic health system
  • Prefer Bachelor's Degree in related field preferred
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Crisis Counselor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of crisis counselor. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for crisis counselor
  • Use effective crisis intervention skills and suicide prevention tactics when responding to individuals who are in distress
  • Identify opportunities to promote self-advocacy to eliminate barriers to service, reduce potential for harm and provide more immediate access to services for individuals and families
  • Form strategic alliances with relevant community and non-profit agencies
  • Build rapport and working partnerships with relevant local, state, and Federal government agencies
  • Promote community education projects to help increase awareness of coping skills and stress management
  • Provides direct service as necessary
  • Recognizes and responds to crisis situations within the guidelines of Organizational Policy and Procedure using approved CPI techniques
  • Contacts Treatment Team Members as standards indicate
  • Assists with medication monitoring and medication administration
  • Completes documentation related to medication management including utilization of existing computer systems to track provider correspondence
Qualifications for crisis counselor
  • If in personal recovery, must be clean and sober for a minimum of two years
  • A Master's degree in a social services discipline is required
  • Applicants who are within 6 months of completing their Master's degree with 1 year of clinical experience with youth may be considered
  • One year of clinical experience counseling with youth
  • Applicants who are provisionally licensed or working towards licensure are strongly preferred
  • Counselors must have their own vehicle to use for work purposes have liability insurance

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