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Lead Crisis Therapist
Job Code: 2021-BEHAVIOR-009
Classification Grade 15 Bi-Weekly
On a daily basis, a Lead Crisis Therapist will be available to complete psychiatric
screenings and communicate with clients, families, and other mental health
professionals the need for hospitalization, or the resources that will support the
client and client’s family in the community. The ability to understand the hospital
admission and transportation process to the many hospitals in the state is essential
for this position. Distinct challenges with this position include being able to problem
solve in a variety of crisis situations, prioritizing tasks and resolving critical
matters, and communicating effectively with clients, their families, and community
partners. A Lead Crisis Therapist provides crisis intervention services through a
variety of services, including the SASS Crisis Program, the Community Trauma
Team, and through the Community Crisis Line. A Lead Crisis Therapist needs to
project a positive image of the program and agency and use good judgment.
Completion of documentation will need to be done on a daily/weekly basis.
Assisting the Clinical Coordinator with varying administrative tasks is also an
essential component of this position.
A Lead Crisis Therapist provides the client, the client’s family, or mental health
professionals with a sense of direction and/or hope in a crisis situation. This
position also requires active engagement and participation on the Community
Trauma Team and Community Crisis Line Services. Members of the SASS Crisis
Team are expected to be flexible with scheduling and to help ensure every
psychiatric screenings is covered. It is expected that members of the SASS Crisis
Team also help to provide trainings both internally and externally, advocate for our
crisis services, and help build meaningful connections in the community regarding the services we provide.
Provide pre-hospital screenings for psychiatric care, as well as crisis intervention
and debriefing services to clients, their families, and to community partners.
Completes additional office administrative tasks.
– Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, or related field
(LCSW or LCPC preferred)
– Experience and/or other training preparing one to work with multi-problem youth
in their own homes and other agencies
– Strong interpersonal skills, as well as written and oral communication skills
– Ability to effectively relate to youth, families, community agencies and referral
– Ability to work independently and as an active team member
– Demonstrates maturity and sensitivity to cultural and individual differences in
children and families served; ability to handle job related matters in a
professional, diplomatic and confidential manner
– Speaking and hearing ability to allow for effective oral communication of
– Ability to transport self and clients to various locations; physical and emotional
stamina to handle job-related issues and stress
– Competitive compensation.
– Medical, vision, dental insurance.
– Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Account.
– 401K with company match.
– Company paid life insurance and LTD.
– Supplemental life insurance.
– PTO and Sick Time.
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