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Emergency Services Specialist/Clinician - Crisis Intervention Team

Company: Highlands Community Services (HCS)
Location: Abingdon
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

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 policy!

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 Team:

  • Conduct pre-screening services and initial assessments on individuals in crisis.
  • Provide emergency crisis intervention services to high risk consumers.
  • 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 manner.

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
  • Submit a formal resume with the application.

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A Drug Free Workplace

Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer

Keywords: Highlands Community Services (HCS), Asheville , Emergency Services Specialist/Clinician - Crisis Intervention Team, Other , Abingdon, North Carolina

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