Case Manager III – Crisis Interventionist | Varied | POS#2122

Published date: May 4, 2021
Modified date: May 7, 2021

Job Announcement

Please be advised that an opening exists in the following job classification, to be filled immediately. Job descriptions and standards of performance may be reviewed in the Human Resources Office.

POSITION: Case Manager III – Crisis Interventionist
Working Dept: Crisis
Hours: Evenings & Weekends On Call – Varied Hours including Holidays
Salary: Starting at $15.37; DOEE&Q
Position #: 2122

General Description:

Under the general supervision of the crisis supervisor and with some latitude for independent judgment, the Crisis and Intake Specialist assesses crisis situations, obtains and coordinates services for individuals in crisis to ensure the individual’s needs are met. Primary responsibilities include screening, crisis intervention, performing comprehensive onsite and mobile crisis outreach assessments, developing a crisis resolution with client, family members, or other interested parties. Making decisions regarding disposition of crisis re: return home, respite, hospitalization, intake and continuity of care.

Work requires aggressive intervention and frequent in-person contact with individuals, families, and service providers. Incumbent will be working closely with clients and must be able to lift in excess of 45 pounds. The work environment is such as to require sitting, walking, lifting, bending, and the full range of physical and mental activities normally associated with care giving. Prefer experience working with individuals with mental disabilities. Work schedule will require flexible hours. This position requires the use of a Center vehicle.

Qualifications:

A bachelor or master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in psychology, social services or related field required and be credentialed as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP). A minimum of 6 months experience in mental health and mental retardation field with crisis experience strongly desired. Knowledge of mental illness, mental retardation, medications, resources and commitment procedures is essential in performing a wide range of intake and continuity duties. Professionalism in dealing with community officials and resources is a must, displaying good oral and written communication skills. Computer skills are essential, and must be able to work in stressful situations. Position requires travel within a seven county area while on call. A valid Texas Driver’s License with driving record to comply with CFLR is essential. If selected for this position, employee must give CFLR authorization to request copy of driving record as well as all required prescreens and background checks. Must be able to satisfactorily complete required staff development training.

The Center for Life Resources prefers its applicants live in or are willing to move to the 7 county catchment area within 90 days of their hire date. Our catchment area includes the counties of Brown, Eastland, Coleman, Comanche, San Saba, Mills and McCulloch.

Any employee desiring to transfer into this position should complete and In-House (blue) Employment Application and return it to the HR office. This posting will remain open until filled. EOE

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