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Crisis Counselor - Law Enforcement

Job Description

Who is Comprehensive Healthcare?


Comprehensive Healthcare provides innovative behavioral health and integrated healthcare services to clients of all ages. We take pride in our creative and collaborative work environment and in delivering clinically excellent, trauma-informed, recovery-oriented services.
What are we looking for in a Crisis Outreach Professional?


This position works out in the field with local law enforcement to identify individuals whose mental health or substance use disorder is currently causing distress or is a contributing cause for police contact. The Crisis Outreach Professional advocates for alternatives to the individual being arrested, such as referral to the Behavioral Health Diversion Program or the Crisis Triage Center, or re-establishing a connection with a current treatment team. When necessary, the Crisis Outreach Professional will also complete mental health and substance use evaluations under the Involuntary Treatment Act. When the opportunity presents itself, the Crisis Outreach Professional will provide education or guidance to police officers regarding mental illness, substance use, and crisis intervention techniques. 
The Crisis Outreach Professional will spend their entire shift in the community with local law enforcement, so it is essential that candidates for this role excel at forming and developing relationships with a variety of people. This position is best suited for someone who enjoys variety in their daily activities, works well in a collaborative team setting, and can creatively problem-solve to identify ways to assist those in crisis.  
Crisis Outreach Professional duties may include:


  • collaborating with law enforcement to identify and respond appropriately to crisis situations in the community

  • advocating for individuals to avoid arrest and instead receive community treatment for their mental health or substance use concerns

  • conducting mental health or substance use evaluations for individuals who may be experiencing a crisis and referring individuals to an appropriate level of treatment

  • enriching partnerships between the community, Comprehensive, other providers, and law enforcement

  • educating law enforcement about mental illness, substance use, and crisis intervention techniques when appropriate

  • collaborating with the treatment teams to develop crisis plans for clients

  • thorough and timely completion of required legal clinical documentation


Work Schedule: four 10-hour shifts that include evening hours
Qualifications:


  • Master’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology, or related field

  • Two years of relevant clinical experience preferred



What Comprehensive Healthcare Can Offer You


Training and Development


  • A variety of career opportunities in a wide range of settings with room for mobility and promotion

  • Regular training opportunities including support, supervision, and consultation in implementing evidence-based services and programs


Innovative Program & Services


  • A strong reputation for providing quality, evidence-based services within a collaborative multi-disciplinary team environment

  • Innovative, forward-looking leadership that seeks to thrive in an ever-changing healthcare environment

  • Joint Commission-accredited organization committed to continuous quality improvement

  • Established partnerships with major research universities and other community and healthcare providers to implement cutting-edge treatment programs and services


Excellent Benefits


  • Competitive salaries within our communities and industry

  • Healthcare coverage for employee and qualified family members

  • Generous vacation, paid holiday and sick leave policies

  • Access to Employee Assistance Program services

  • Agency-funded retirement plan with contributions equal to 5% of compensation

  • Additional retirement investment opportunities with a 50% investment match of up to 4% of compensation

  • Agency-funded life and disability insurance program

  • Financial incentives to further employee education

  • Educational loan repayment programs (conditions apply)



Comprehensive Healthcare is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. We value the diverse perspectives and strengths that our employees bring to the workplace and we encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply for our positions. The Human Resources department offers accommodations and assistance for the application and interview process; please contact us at (509) 575-4084 to make arrangements. 

Job Requirements

Qualifications


  • Master’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling or related field

  • Two years of relevant clinical experience preferred

Job Snapshot

Location US-WA-Yakima
Employment Type Full-Time
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate $60,000.00 - $70,000.00 /Year
Store Type Health Care
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Company Overview

Comprehensive Healthcare

Since the 1970’s Comprehensive Healthcare has been providing services to children, adults, and families throughout Eastern Washington. Comprehensive is a private nonprofit organization that offers a full range of behavioral health and substance use disorder treatment services, with special programs for veterans, victims of crime, parents, and employees. More than 700 highly trained and qualified professional staff provide behavioral healthcare services to over 20,000 individuals each year. Learn More

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Job Description

Who is Comprehensive Healthcare?


Comprehensive Healthcare provides innovative behavioral health and integrated healthcare services to clients of all ages. We take pride in our creative and collaborative work environment and in delivering clinically excellent, trauma-informed, recovery-oriented services.
What are we looking for in a Crisis Outreach Professional?


This position works out in the field with local law enforcement to identify individuals whose mental health or substance use disorder is currently causing distress or is a contributing cause for police contact. The Crisis Outreach Professional advocates for alternatives to the individual being arrested, such as referral to the Behavioral Health Diversion Program or the Crisis Triage Center, or re-establishing a connection with a current treatment team. When necessary, the Crisis Outreach Professional will also complete mental health and substance use evaluations under the Involuntary Treatment Act. When the opportunity presents itself, the Crisis Outreach Professional will provide education or guidance to police officers regarding mental illness, substance use, and crisis intervention techniques. 
The Crisis Outreach Professional will spend their entire shift in the community with local law enforcement, so it is essential that candidates for this role excel at forming and developing relationships with a variety of people. This position is best suited for someone who enjoys variety in their daily activities, works well in a collaborative team setting, and can creatively problem-solve to identify ways to assist those in crisis.  
Crisis Outreach Professional duties may include:


  • collaborating with law enforcement to identify and respond appropriately to crisis situations in the community

  • advocating for individuals to avoid arrest and instead receive community treatment for their mental health or substance use concerns

  • conducting mental health or substance use evaluations for individuals who may be experiencing a crisis and referring individuals to an appropriate level of treatment

  • enriching partnerships between the community, Comprehensive, other providers, and law enforcement

  • educating law enforcement about mental illness, substance use, and crisis intervention techniques when appropriate

  • collaborating with the treatment teams to develop crisis plans for clients

  • thorough and timely completion of required legal clinical documentation


Work Schedule: four 10-hour shifts that include evening hours
Qualifications:


  • Master’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology, or related field

  • Two years of relevant clinical experience preferred



What Comprehensive Healthcare Can Offer You


Training and Development


  • A variety of career opportunities in a wide range of settings with room for mobility and promotion

  • Regular training opportunities including support, supervision, and consultation in implementing evidence-based services and programs


Innovative Program & Services


  • A strong reputation for providing quality, evidence-based services within a collaborative multi-disciplinary team environment

  • Innovative, forward-looking leadership that seeks to thrive in an ever-changing healthcare environment

  • Joint Commission-accredited organization committed to continuous quality improvement

  • Established partnerships with major research universities and other community and healthcare providers to implement cutting-edge treatment programs and services


Excellent Benefits


  • Competitive salaries within our communities and industry

  • Healthcare coverage for employee and qualified family members

  • Generous vacation, paid holiday and sick leave policies

  • Access to Employee Assistance Program services

  • Agency-funded retirement plan with contributions equal to 5% of compensation

  • Additional retirement investment opportunities with a 50% investment match of up to 4% of compensation

  • Agency-funded life and disability insurance program

  • Financial incentives to further employee education

  • Educational loan repayment programs (conditions apply)



Comprehensive Healthcare is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. We value the diverse perspectives and strengths that our employees bring to the workplace and we encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply for our positions. The Human Resources department offers accommodations and assistance for the application and interview process; please contact us at (509) 575-4084 to make arrangements. 

Job Requirements

Qualifications


  • Master’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling or related field

  • Two years of relevant clinical experience preferred

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