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:
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
This position is currently not accepting applications.
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