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Crisis Counselor

Genesee County, Orleans County

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Summary of Position Function

Ensure that all clients receive the highest quality mental health assessments, crisis intervention, safety planning and service coordination necessary to safely maintain the client in the community in accordance with their individual needs and plan. Deliver all services consistent with the content and spirit of Agency Standards of Practice. Work effectively as a high performing team member with other key stakeholders to accomplish these objectives.

COMPENSATION: $35.00 – $40.00/hr

Education Requirements

  • Masters degree in psychiatric social work, mental health, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, rehabilitation counseling or psychiatric nursing (preferred)


  • Three (3) years full-time paid experience in a comprehensive behavioral healthcare organization. Experience must include direct work and clinical assessments with at-risk children, adolescents and/or adults (at least three (3 years)) in a range of clinical and community settings that includes crisis intervention, safety planning and service coordination
  • Experience with OPWDD and court involved persons highly desirable. Ability to work effectively with clients, staff and community contacts from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds

Must possess a valid Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record

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Major Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide high quality psycho-social, risk  and mental status assessments as appropriate to children and adults in crisis situations due to emotional, behavioral or mental health problems
  • Provide effective crisis intervention services and solution-focused treatment to children and adults that empower them until follow-up services can be obtained; establishing safety plans when indicated.
  • Respond effectively to emergency phone calls and provide appropriate response to help alleviate a mental health crisis; provide information to coordinate and provide additional services and follow-up services as applicable
  • Work effectively with emergency rooms and in-patient psychiatric hospitals assisting them with potential admissions.
  • Maintain records, reports and legal documents consistent with Agency standards of practice.
  • Frequent or occasional driving of personal vehicle for purpose of visiting with clients in the community and/or site visits (client or work related).


  • Practice history indicates a commitment to strength-based, family focused values.

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