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Crisis Assessor (Full and Part Time Available)-Project CALM-ACI 


Job Title: Project CALM Assessor

Position Description: The Coordinated Approach to Low-risk Misdemeanors Project or CALM is a combined effort by Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court and Applewood Centers to provide alternatives and true diversion from the juvenile justice system for youth being served in Cuyahoga County. As the name implies, CALM seeks to intervene with youth who are engaged with law enforcement for low-risk domestic violence offences. Applewood Centers will be providing screeners and coordinating linkage for children who are brought to the program by the police. Rather than have the child go through the intake process through the Detention Center and Courts for low level offenses, the CALM diversion clinic assessors will communicate with the police and guardian to divert the youth from Detention Center placement and explore alternatives such as kinship placement or respite placement for us to 3 days. If the guardian choses either alternative, the CALM assessor will complete a youth screener, a safety plan, and connect the youth and guardian with ongoing services to provide youth/family support around the issues that lead to the police being called to the home.

This program provides services 24/7 and will require on-call phone coverage on a rotational basis as well as nights and weekends are required for this position. Due to 75% of CALM calls being received between the hours of 4pm and 12am, the position is for second shift. Candidates must be able to travel to families for reunification purposes if deemed necessary.

We have full time and part time positions available!

Job Requirements:

  • A Master's Degree in Social Work or Counseling
  • LSW or LPC
  • Prior experience in the delivery of mental health services in the home/community to children and families with complex needs is essential.
  • Bachelor level licensed social workers with 3-5 years of clinical and diagnostic experience will be considered.

Benefits: At Applewood Centers we pride ourselves in having a collaborative culture and team environment found throughout our programs. Our Core Values help set the goals and expectations of our employees. We value our employees and their commitment to our mission and offer competitive benefits including:

  • A competitive salary
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Medical insurance
  • Generous paid time off including:
    • 10 holidays per year
    • 12 days of Extended Illness Bank time per year
    • 15 to 25 days of Paid Time Off (PTO) per year depending on position
  • Domestic partner benefits
  • 403(b) plan
  • Life insurance
  • Paid long-term disability

Other benefits of working at Applewood Centers include:

  • A friendly, professional and appreciated staff
  • Working with a team committed to the well-being of others
  • Career growth
  • Staff recognition
  • Year round free CEU trainings
  • Northeast Ohio is a great place to live and work

About Applewood Centers: From our roots as a school, an orphanage and a guidance clinic, through our evolution to the large behavioral health and social service organization we are today, our services for children and families have spanned over 175 years. In the early days, we schooled and cared for approximately 25 children. Today we serve nearly 6,000 children and their families each year. Our Mission is to foster solutions for children, youth and families. Applewood Centers’ vision is to be a leader in improving the lives of children in Ohio by providing high quality behavioral healthcare and out-of-home services for children and their families.

For more information on our agency and the services we provide, we invite you to visit us at

Check out our recruitment video to learn more about a career with Applewood Centers!

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time and/or Part-Time  
Location Applewood Centers- Jones  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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