Job ID: 060721100045
Department: Crisis Services
Abingdon, VA | Full-time
Highlands Community Services (HCS) is a strong community
service board based in Abingdon, VA and has provided mental health,
substance abuse and developmental services to the residents of
Washington County & Bristol, VA for over 40 years. HCS offers its
employees a competitive benefit plan and a rich paid-time-off
HCS is dedicated to finding employees with integrity,
respect, hope and genuine empathy who have a passion for
improving lives and discovering possibilities!
Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) programming is designed to
increase the efficiency and quality of access to care for consumer
in acute crisis. CIT initiatives include identifying strategies to
decrease inappropriate arrests, reducing consumer stigma during law
enforcement involvement encounters, while improving consumer
outcomes during a crisis.
Emergency Services Specialist- Crisis Intervention
- Conduct pre-screening services and initial assessments on
individuals in crisis.
- Provide emergency crisis intervention services to high risk
- Work closely with first responders in the community to ensure
individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis are provided
immediate mental health evaluation in a safe and efficient
Minimum Qualifications: Masters degree in a licensed
eligible human services field (Social Work, Counseling, or
Rehabilitation) or licensed: LPC, LCSW, LMFT.
Preferred Qualifications: Previous or current
certification as Virginia Certified Pre-screener.
To be considered for the position:
- Complete the online application at www.highlandscsb.org.
- Submit a formal resume with the application.
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