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Crisis Outreach Professional - Diversion 


What are we looking for in a Crisis Outreach Professional?

This position works out in the field with local law enforcement to identify individuals whose mental health or substance use disorder is currently causing distress or is a contributing cause for police contact. The Crisis Outreach Professional advocates for alternatives to the individual being arrested, such as referral to the Behavioral Health Diversion Program or the Crisis Triage Center, or re-establishing a connection with a current treatment team. When needed, the Crisis Outreach Professional also completes mental health and substance use evaluations under the Involuntary Treatment Act. When the opportunity presents itself, the Crisis Outreach Professional will provide education or guidance to police officers regarding mental illness, substance use, and crisis intervention techniques.

The Crisis Outreach Professional will spend their entire shift in the community with local law enforcement, so it is essential that candidates for this role excel at developing relationships with a variety of people. This position is best suited for someone who enjoys variety in their daily activities, works well in a collaborative team setting, and can creatively problem-solve to assist those in crisis. The schedule for this position is Friday 10am-8pm and Saturday, Sunday, & Monday 11am-9pm.

Crisis Outreach Professional duties may include:

  • collaborating with law enforcement to identify and respond effectively to crisis situations in the community
  • advocating for individuals to avoid arrest and instead receive community treatment for their mental health or substance use concerns
  • conducting mental health or substance use evaluations for individuals who may be experiencing a crisis and referring individuals to an appropriate level of treatment
  • enriching partnerships between the community, Comprehensive, other providers, and law enforcement
  • collaborating with the treatment teams to develop crisis plans for clients
  • thorough and timely completion of required legal clinical documentation

Position Requirements

Education & Experience: Master's degree in social work, counseling, or related field. Two years of experience providing behavioral health treatment is preferred.

Professional Credentials: Eligible for MHP designation

Other Requirements: Driver's license & vehicle liability insurance

Location Yakima  
Employment Classification Full-time 

Available Shift Days and Evenings 

About the Organization Who is Comprehensive Healthcare?
Comprehensive Healthcare provides innovative behavioral health and integrated healthcare services to clients of all ages. We take pride in our creative and collaborative work environment and in delivering clinically excellent, trauma-informed, recovery-oriented services.

What Comprehensive Healthcare Can Offer You
Training and Development
• A variety of career opportunities in a wide range of settings with room for mobility & promotion
• Regular training opportunities including support, supervision, & consultation in implementing evidence-based services
• Clinical supervision toward licensure (where applicable)

Innovative Program & Services
• A strong reputation for providing quality, evidence-based services within a collaborative multi-disciplinary team environment
• Innovative, forward-looking leadership that seeks to thrive in an ever-changing healthcare environment
• Joint Commission-accredited organization committed to continuous quality improvement
• Established partnerships with major research universities and other community and healthcare providers to implement cutting-edge treatment programs and services

Excellent Benefits
• Competitive salaries within our communities & industry
• Healthcare coverage for employee & qualified family members
• Generous vacation, paid holiday & sick leave
• Access to Employee Assistance Program services
• Agency-funded retirement plan with contributions equal to 5% of compensation
• Additional retirement investment opportunities with a 50% investment match
• Agency-funded life & disability insurance program
EOE Statement Comprehensive Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, age, color, religion, national origin, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

If you need accommodations in order to participate in the application process, please contact Human Resources at (509) 575-4084 or

Pre-employment drug screening is required.

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