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Therapist - Crisis Access and Intake - Youth 



Wyandot BHN is seeking a dedicated Crisis Access and Intake Therapist to join our youth crisis clinic team. We pride ourselves on being a great family oriented environment that staff like to call home. The Crisis Access and Intake Therapist provides crisis intervention and support to youth and families experiencing an acute crisis. Complete admission evaluations with youth/adolescent clients and their guardian. Coordinate services to ensure timely and appropriate services based on child/youth level of functioning and mental health symptoms. Provide initial follow up with clients and staff to ensure customer satisfaction

Essential Job Duties:

  • Provides crisis interventions, assessments and resource planning to children and their families who are in acute crisis.This would include youth and families who are and are not open to PACES services.
  • Completes coordination of care for youth needing hospitalization or crisis stabilization.
  • Facilitates crisis intervention to deescalate situation, assesses for risk and protective factors, and coordinates services to ensure safety for clients and families who may be experiencing an acute crisis.
  • Completes intakes for admission to the Community Mental Health Center.
  • Identifies strengths and needs of client/consumer and families and acts to involve them in planning for desired services. Assesses for functional impairments that are impacting youth in the home, school and/or community.
  • Provides specialized therapeutic interventions as appropriate to training and experience.
  • Familiarizes client/consumer with community resources for educational, cultural, recreational and social activities.
  • Works with team members, community partners and service organizations to closely collaborate care and other community services or resources.
  • Completes clinical assessments to determine the necessity of higher levels of care.
  • Works collaboratively with law enforcement during walk-in hours or during community interventions.
  • Completes timely and accurate documentation of services in the medical record.
  • Models and inspires flexibility and creativity in the delivery of clinical services.
  • Assures staff and program compliance with Medicaid, State licensing regulations, grants, and other contractual standards.
  • Performs other duties as deemed appropriate by immediate supervisor or designate.
Position Requirements

Job Requirements:

  • Master's degree and be a Kansas Licensed Mental Health Professional.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including both oral and written.
  • Experience and rapport development skills with people experiencing acute crisis.
  • Ability to establish effective on-going working relationships with clients and community partners.
  • Relevant experience in mental health emergency services.
  • Complies with all relevant Center positions and procedures.
  • Ability to recognize and be sensitive to cultural and ethnic differences.
  • Must be able to safely perform essential job functions, with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Clearance through the Kansas Child Abuse & Neglect Registry, Adult Abuse Registry, criminal background check, Motor Vehicle Dept. check and Medicare/Medicaid reimbursable inquiry.


Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Hours Mondays-Fridays, 9am-5pm or 10am-6pm (determined internally)  
Division PACES  
About the Organization Wyandot Behavioral Health Network (Wyandot BHN) is a family of organizations serving the behavioral health needs of Wyandotte County, Kansas, and beyond.

Our network of organizations provides resources for adults, children and families in need of behavioral health services; individuals experiencing homelessness; assistance with housing, employment, and other needs.

Wyandot BHN organizations include:

• Kim Wilson Housing, Inc. - Supportive housing program
• RSI - 24/7 Crisis Center
• PACES - Children & adolescents behavioral health care center
• Wyandot Center - Adult behavioral health care center  
EOE Statement Wyandot Behavioral Health Network's family of organizations: Kim Wilson Housing, PACES, RSI and Wyandot Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

It is the policy of Wyandot Behavioral Health Network to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender (to include orientation, identity or expression), disability, handicap, age, or any other basis prohibited by law. Any act of retaliation or discrimination against any person who has filed a complaint or assisted or participated in any investigation involving a complaint is prohibited.

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