Riverside Community Care Crisis Specialist - Relief in Milford, Massachusetts

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Crisis Specialist - Relief

Seeking a Crisis Specialist for our Emergency Services Program in Milford as part of our Behavioral Health Services Division at Riverside Community Care!

As a Crisis Specialist you will act as an integral part in providing crisis intervention and stabilization to individuals with mental health diagnoses and/or substance abuse issues.

Exciting opportunity to join Riverside Community Care as a Crisis Specialist!

The Crisis Specialist is an integral part of the entire Emergency Services Program, including the Community Crisis Stabilization Unit and the DMH Respite Program. The Emergency Services Program provides crisis intervention services 7 days per week, 24 hours per day either on-site or mobile to any individual experiencing a mental health and/or substance abuse problem.

The Crisis Specialist works as a member of a multi-disciplinary team devoted to crisis intervention and stabilization.

The Crisis Specialist assists clinicians in the field with identifying, assessing, stabilizing and treating individuals and families with the goal of reducing imminent risk and increasing coping skills and functioning. The Crisis Specialist would assist in behavioral de-escalation; provide crisis stabilization and assessment; provide support, referral and transport as needed.

The Crisis Specialist should be able to work under pressure in a fast paced, ever changing treatment setting.

Our Ideal Candidate:

Riverside Community Care takes pride in its employees for being hardworking, compassionate, and respectful. Our ideal candidate would have these qualities along with the following skills and experience:

Required Skills

  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to multitask and manage multiple pieces of data
  • Able to appropriately prioritize tasks while assessing for potential risk
  • Skilled at coordinating internal and external agency resources
  • Excellent telephonic and in person communication and interpersonal skills required
  • Basic computer fluency, including Microsoft Office, required
  • Valid driver’s license, safe driving record and regular access to a reliable vehicle required Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of one year of experience with mental health or related field required

  • Residential treatment and/or home based experience is preferred

Tracking Code: 1219-709

Job Location: Milford, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type: Part-Time