POSITION: IDD Crisis Interventionist | Full Time | POS# 2819

Published date: September 9, 2019

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: IDD Crisis Interventionist
Working Dept: IDD
Hours: Full time Monday – Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Salary: $15.8368; DOEE&Q
Position #: 2819

General Description:The IDD Crisis Interventionist will work under the general supervision of the Assistant Chief of Behavioral Health and Crisis Services.  Position has some latitude for independent judgment.  The IDD Crisis Interventionist will assist the IDD Lead Crisis Interventionist in responding to crisis evaluation requests, follow-ups or referrals and service to those at IDD Respite care.  The position will also seek to collaborate with LIDDA staff members to provide services to those who are at risk of requiring crisis services.  The IDD Crisis Interventionist may also assist the IDD Lead Crisis Interventionist in community trainings when requested.  Primary responsibilities include making crisis response decisions regarding the safety of an individual, safety planning or providing linkage and referral to crisis respite or inpatient care. The job will also require frequent consult and collaboration with LIDDA staff and MCOT when serving individuals with IDD at crisis respite. Training opportunities provided within the community may consist of providing education regarding work with individuals with a diagnosis of IDD, services available to those individuals and collaboration with LIDDA staff regarding any further identified training needs.
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:Applicants for this position must meet the minimum qualifications of a qualified intellectual disability professional as defined in 42 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), §483.430(a)(1), which states that they have at least one year of experience working with individuals with IDD who have mental health and behavior support needs, or linking people with IDD to mental health supports., in addition to the one year of required experience of a qualified intellectual disability professional described in 42 CFR , §483.430(a)(1).  The applicant must also have obtained a Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university, with preference given to those with a major in psychology, social services or related field.  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.  Applicant 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.\n\nAny 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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