Crisis Therapist

– Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation DOE

Position Qualifications:

Master's Degree in Human Services, license-eligible, license preferred.  Experience in an emergency services setting or demonstrated competency. Crisis intervention experience preferred. Must have annual certification in CPR and First Aid and annual PPD testing.  Annual influenza immunization is required by November 1st.

Job Purpose:

Utilize a working knowledge of crisis treatment approaches to provide crisis intervention and emergency evaluation services for all populations.  Assist in coordination of crisis intervention services in the areas of continuity of care, discharge planning, and documentation. 

Knowledge, Skill & Ability

  • A working knowledge of crisis treatment approaches and their applications to clients with emotional, behavioral, and substance abuse problems.
  • Ability to perform mental status evaluations, differential diagnosis, and service coordination duties.
  • Ability to assess level of risk and treatment approaches and their applications to clients with emotional, behavioral, and substance abuse problems. Make appropriate clinical judgment for resolution of client emergencies to a safe outcome.
  • Ability to deliver services in various community locations.
  • Working knowledge of Colorado Revised Statutes 27-65 (Mental Health Code)
  • Working knowledge of HIPAA and 42 CFR.
  • Knowledge of community health and mental health resources and their eligibility criteria.
  • Working knowledge of Windows based computer applications to include MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, and Internet access.
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment including calculator, copy machine, fax and multi-line telephone.  Interpersonal and communication skills to develop and maintain effective working relationships with all internal and external customers.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload in a sometimes hectic environment with frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to follow established universal precautions and report potential exposure to a communicable disease immediately
  • Must have current driver's license and ability to be commercially insured and maintain a driving record that allows insurability with AHS commercial insurance agency.
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  • Location
    Pagosa Springs, Colorado
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced
  • Compensation
    DOE
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