Crisis Intervention Specialist

Job Number: 21-911-10227 

Job SummaryIDD crisis staff provide crisis prevention and management to individuals and their systems of support who are diagnosed with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.  Individuals served may also have co-occurring disorders such as severe mental illnesses, substance use disorders and/or chronic health conditions. IDD crisis staff operate 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.  Interventions and services are typically provided in the community and require the use of a personal automobile and cell phone.

IDD crisis staff work in partnership with racially and culturally diverse individuals to define and facilitate their desired life outcomes.  IDD crisis staff may participate in diagnostic evaluations and provide assessment of strengths, preferences, functional impairments and symptoms of psychiatric and/or co-occurring disorder(s) at regular intervals to ensure optimal and personalized services.  Frequent service coordination with external and internal providers is necessary to support individuals in preventing and managing crises.  IDD crisis staff may provide all or some of the following: deliver therapeutic interventions fostering skills necessary to manage symptoms/crises, provide support/training to the system of support, or to obtain services such as school, medical care, nutritional assistance, financial assistance, transportation, legal assistance, and resources fulfilling any basic need.  Although staff members in this position are not typically LPHA's, staff members in this position are working under the supervision of an LPHA who provides ongoing evaluation and oversight of all assessments, diagnoses and treatment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • An employee in this position must possess knowledge of severe and persistent mental illnesses and intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as case management/service coordination principles and trauma informed care.
  • An employee in this position must effectively communicate their clinical impressions, assess the strengths and functional impairments of those they serve and collaborate with racially and culturally diverse individuals to achieve their goals.  
  • An employee in this position must collaborate professionally with an interdisciplinary treatment team and be adaptable to a wide variety of service environments and rapidly evolving clinical circumstances.  
  • An employee in this position must possess a beginning knowledge of the principles of psychiatric crisis intervention and be prepared to interact with emergency medical and psychiatric service providers to ensure the safety of Integral Care staff and clients.
  • An employee in this position must possess computer skills necessary to document work performed and demonstrate the ability to work efficiently to complete all assessments and documentation in a timely manner. 

Education:

Required:

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in a social, behavioral, or human service field.

License:

Required:

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

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.

Salary: Starting Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) salary is at $38,479-$40,739 based on education, but internal applicants are subject to Integral Care's QMHP career ladder.

Sign-on incentive: Integral Care 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)

LPHA Keywords: Mental Health Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT, Behavioral Health Therapist, Psychotherapist, Senior Clinician, Licensed Clinician, Clinical Mental Health Professional, Program Therapist, LPHA, Licensed Practitioner of the Healing Arts, Licensed Practitioner, Therapist, Counselor

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

LCDC Keywords: Counselor, LCDC Counselor, LCDC Intern, Counselor Intern, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, Substance Abuse Counselor, Direct Care Staff, Caseworker