Crisis Intervention Specialist – Part-time

Job Number: 21-621-11351 

About Integral Care

As the largest provider of community based behavioral health services in Travis County, we are dedicated to improving the lives of adults and children living with mental illness, substance use disorder and intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

Integral Care's mission of Healthy Living for Everyone promotes a philosophy of greater independence and improved quality of life for the people we serve.  We aim high.  If you do too, we want to talk to you. 

Job Summary

The IDD Crisis Intervention Specialist team supports individuals aged 3-99 diagnosed with an intellectual and/or developmental disability who have experienced a crisis episode or who are at risk of experiencing a crisis episode.  Crisis Intervention Specialists support individuals with IDD to remain in the community by providing crisis prevention services.  Additionally, CIS works to increase the capacity of caregivers, service providers and law enforcement in serving the unique needs of individuals with IDD diagnoses through education and consultation.

As a Crisis Intervention Specialist (CIS), you will provide services in a dynamic environment, develop extensive knowledge of community resources, collaborate with interdisciplinary teams and cultivate a clinical skill-set by forging therapeutic relationships with diverse community members.  You will provide services in the community, including individual's place of residence, schools, day programming, as well as within the crisis respites, psychiatric hospitals, jails, and homeless shelters/camps.  Many of the individuals you will serve will have severe mental illnesses, substance use disorders, chronic health conditions and/or experience chronic homelessness. 

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Engage in collaborative crisis prevention planning with the individual, their system of support, and other service providers
  • Complete narrative assessments and develop individualized crisis treatment plans to establish client-identified treatment goals and objectives for the duration of CIS services
  • Provide consultation and/or training to caregivers, service providers, and law enforcement on the unique needs of individuals diagnosed with IDD
  • Provide crisis prevention focused skills training to individuals diagnosed with IDD 
  • Assist individuals with the IDD intake process
  • Maintain documentation of all client contacts within required timelines and in compliance with program requirements
  • Participate in inter-agency collaborations to problem solve client needs and barriers to crisis prevention
  • Provide support to individuals in accessing appropriate services through communication within Integral Care, community partners, service providers and other relevant agencies
  • Travel locally, daily, for client visits
  • Utilize electronic health records, Microsoft Word/Outlook and other applications

The Candidate we are looking for is:

  • Excited to work with the IDD population.
  • You like to stay busy and you are self-motivated.  You enjoy having a career that keeps you on the move and you are excited by the fact that no two days are the same. 
  • You are able to effectively communicate with all kinds of people, but you also work well independently. 
  • You are organized and able to keep up in a fast paced environment. 
  • You don't mind documentation and you excel at time management. 
  • You have the ability to respond to deadlines in a timely manner
  • Most importantly, you are looking for a career that makes a difference in peoples' lives.

Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) Education:

Required:

  • Graduated from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree with a major specialization in Human/Behavioral/Social Services or related field.

Preferred: 

  • Graduated from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree with a major specialization in Human/Behavioral/Social Services or related field.

License:

Required:

  • Current and valid driver's license and a clean driving record.

Experience:

Required:

  • At least one year providing services to individuals diagnosed with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.

Preferred:

  • Bilingual fluency in Spanish

Hours: Full-time; Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM on call rotation.

Salary$38,479 - $40,739, dependent upon education.  Internal applicants are subject to the Integral Care career ladder.

Sign-on incentive: Integral Care is looking to grow our teams with talented and caring people just like you. Currently, we are offering a $2,000 sign-on incentive for all newly hired employees! All newly hired employees will receive $1,000 on their first paycheck and $1,000 on the paycheck following their six-month anniversary. 

Why join us: Integral Care has proudly served Travis county residents for the past 50 years.As the largest provider of behavioral health services in Travis County, we are dedicated to improving the lives of adults and children living with mental illness, substance use disorder and intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

By joining our team, you will find rewarding work every day alongside people who have as much compassion as you. Join us and together we can help improve the quality of life for the people we serve. Imagine your career at Integral Care!

Employee Benefits: 

  • Medical, Dental and Vision insurance

  • Generous vacation/holiday/sick leave 

  • Life and Short-term/Long-term Disability Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • 403(b) retirement account

  • 401(a) employer contribution retirement account

  • Gold's gym membership discount

  • Mileage reimbursement


Integral Care strives to maintain a diverse workforce. We encourage all to apply, including those who have knowledge and/or experience working with underserved populations, including Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and LGBTQA communities.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, sex or age.

For specific positions, additional compensation may be available to those who are bilingual in both English and one of the following languages:  Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, or Burmese. (PM16)


QMHP Keywords: Qualified Mental Health Professional, QMHP, Case Manager, Rehabilitation Specialist, Service Coordinator, Mental Health Professional, Mental Health Specialist, Social Worker