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Crisis Specialist -Full Time, Evenings
Seeking a Crisis Specialist for our Emergency Services Program in Milford as part of our Behavioral Health Services Division at Riverside Community Care!
The Crisis Specialist is an integral part of the entire Emergency Services Program, including the Community Crisis Stabilization Unit and the DMH Respite Program. The Emergency Services Program provides crisis intervention services 7 days per week, 24 hours per day either on-site or mobile to any individual experiencing a mental health and/or substance abuse problem.
The Crisis Specialist works as a member of a multi-disciplinary team devoted to crisis intervention and stabilization.
The Crisis Specialist assists clinicians in the field with identifying, assessing, stabilizing and treating individuals and families with the goal of reducing imminent risk and increasing coping skills and functioning. The Crisis Specialist would assist in behavioral de-escalation; provide crisis stabilization and assessment; provide support, referral and transport as needed.
The Crisis Specialist should be able to work under pressure in a fast paced, ever changing treatment setting.
Riverside offers an amazing staff training program, career consulting, and health, dental, and vision benefits to all eligible employees.
Our Ideal Candidate:
Riverside Community Care takes pride in its employees for being hardworking, compassionate, and respectful. Our ideal candidate would have these qualities along with the following skills and experience:
Strong organizational skills and the ability to multitask and manage multiple pieces of data
Able to appropriately prioritize tasks while assessing for potential risk
Skilled at coordinating internal and external agency resources
Excellent telephonic and in person communication and interpersonal skills required
Basic computer fluency, including Microsoft Office, required
Valid driver's license, safe driving record and regular access to a reliable vehicle required
Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of one year of experience with mental health or related field required
Residential treatment and/or home based experience is preferred
Riverside Community Care is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and inclusive organization committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities. We provide equal opportunity for all persons seeking employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, national origin, disability, or any other characteristic as established by law.