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Crisis Specialist - SAN TAN VALLEY LOCATION

at La Frontera EMPACT

Competitive benefit packages available including medical, dental, and vision plans, 403(b), retirement allowance, employer paid LTD & Life Insurance, PTO, 10 paid holidays, pet care plan, tuition reimbursement and more.
Posted: 4/23/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 899-042319

Job Description

La Frontera EMPACT-SPC (Suicide Prevention Center), a member agency of La Frontera Arizona, is an industry leading non-profit organization dedicated to providing valued community services and resources for behavioral health counseling, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention since 1987. We are an EEO/AA Employer. This is a great opportunity for a Crisis Specialist to join our new team in our San Tan Valley Office.

In this position, you will provide crisis services to individuals in Maricopa/Pinal County. The job responsibilities will include but are not limited to responding to crisis calls, completing crisis intervention for ongoing clients, case management and coordination of care, as well as interfacing with first responders. Services will be provided according to training, experience, and certification as assigned. This position will require an individual with skills in working in a high paced environment in a Crisis Milieu setting. 

***Position has a Rural and Crisis Differential***

Skill / Requirements

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in psychology, counseling, social work or a directly related field OR the qualifications to meet BHT level requirements
  • Minimum of 2 years previous experience in Crisis Services preferred and special consideration given to those who have experience in sub-acute or urgent psychiatric settings. 
  • Flexible to extend work shift to complete crisis work, paperwork, etc. as needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to remain calm in stressful situations and collaborate/work in a team environment.
  • Experience working with SMI or AS Adults.
  • Spanish/English bilingual preferred.  ***Bilingual Differential Pay per hour***
  • Must possess valid AZ Driver's license with no major infractions for the past 39 months. 
  • Fingerprint clearance card required. Or, you must be eligible to qualify to obtain one.

Additional Requirements and Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to remain calm in crisis situations, work independently and cooperatively, recognize personal limitations, and relate positively and with empathy to all persons regardless of age, race, creed, gender or sexual orientation.
  • Maintain professional conduct consistent with ethical professional practice and the policies and procedures of the agency.
  • Maintain a professional demeanor and positive working relationships with internal and external team members, stakeholders, and community and business partners.
  • If driving while on agency time or on agency business, a valid Arizona driver license and appropriate liability insurance and approval for liability coverage with EMPACT - SPC’s liability insurance carrier is required. Out of state applicants must provide a 3 years of driving record upon hire. 
  • Staff members who provide direct client services must be at least 21 years old.Staff members who provide support services (administrative or clinical) must be at least 18 years old. All employees will have a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent.