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Mobile Support Crisis Counselor  

Category Adult Mental Health Services  

REACH is a crisis prevention, intervention and stabilization system to support individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, as well as a mental health condition or challenging behavior that is negatively affecting their quality of life. REACH provides consultation, prevention, development of crisis education & prevention plans, community based mobile support and crisis therapeutic home services.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assists individuals with daily activities, personal care, behavioral health needs, and health, wellness and leisure activities in the home and community, and provides support at the REACH Crisis Therapeutic Home (CTH) when there are no individuals requiring assistance in the community.
  • Establishes rapport with guest/individuals with intellectual disabilities and challenging behaviors, while maintaining respect for each guest/individual's dignity, individuality and right to confidentiality.
  • Maintains professional boundaries with clients and follows ethical and licensing guidelines.
  • Monitors individuals for any mental health or behavioral symptoms and provides crisis prevention, intervention and de-escalation supports in accordance with crisis guidelines and person's plan.
  • Participates in development and implementation of persons' Crisis Education and Prevention Plan.
  • Plans, structures and prompts social and leisure time activities, including activities that build skills for behavior management, stress management, communication, adaptive living and daily living.
  • Maintains timely documentation, progress notes, and other data, including incident and accident reports.
  • Assists with discharge planning.
Position Requirements

- Credentials as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) and/or Qualified Developmental Disabilities Professional (QIDP) – Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in human services or related field received from an approved, accredited institution and no less than one year of fulltime relevant experience required.

- One year experience in intellectual/developmental disabilities, including programming for individuals with significant behavioral needs required.

- Two or more years’ experience in a mental health/developmental disabilities setting. Residential setting preferred.

- Knowledge of the MH and I/DD systems of care.

- Knowledge and ability to utilize computer word processing and data programs including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite, Web-based data entry, etc.

- Must demonstrate capacity to effectively communicate verbally and in written form.

- Must possess a current, unrestricted, state-appropriate driver’s license and current personal vehicle insurance.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
Position REACH In-Home Crisis Counselor  
Division VA REACH  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location VA Reach-Fredericksburg  
About the Organization Easterseals UCP has been part of the fabric of North Carolina and Virginia for 75 years. We started in counties all over NC and VA filling gaps and addressing the needs of children and adults with disabilities. Our legacy organizations Easterseals NC, United Cerebral Palsy NC, and Easterseals Virginia joined forces as Easterseals UCP to intentionally work side-by-side with more than 20,000 individuals and their families, providing the broad network of services and support they need to achieve better days. Today we are affiliated with both Easterseals, Inc. and United Cerebral Palsy Inc.

Our mission is to create opportunities, promote individual choice, and change the lives of children and adults with disabilities by maximizing their individual potential to live, learn, work and play in their communities.
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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