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Crisis Intervention Specialist

Company: Frontier Health
Location: johnson city
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


Responsible for providing diagnostic and treatment services to individuals and their families who have or who are suspected of having mental health, substance abuse or intellectual disability problems.


Education: Master's degree in mental health related area required.

Certification: Must possess the highest level of certification appropriate to degree.

Experience: Experience in clinical practice preferred.

Knowledge/Skills: Ability to maintain composure in difficult situations.

Verbal/written communication skills.


  • Conduct interviews with individuals and/or family members in a therapeutic manner so as to obtain critical and thorough information, provide written documentation of information obtained and exercise good judgment in evaluating situations, making decisions and implementing effective strategies.
  • Formulate an accurate DSM diagnosis based on information obtained.
  • Provide appropriate therapeutic interventions using a variety of counseling techniques and modalities including individual, collateral, group and/or family therapy.
  • Provide written documentation to complete all necessary chart work in accordance with agency policy on admissions, treatment and discharges in a timely manner.
  • Maintain confidentiality according to agency policies.
  • Provide information, referral and linkage with area resources and agencies.
  • Remain current in knowledge of community resources and how to access those resources.
  • Keep supervisors apprised of all critical or potential emergency situations.
  • Responds to emergency/crisis or walk-in situations calmly, rationally and in accordance with agency policy and procedures.
  • Provide consultation and education services to the community as requested by supervisor/administration.
  • Attend and participate in regularly scheduled staff meetings and inservices and individual program planning staffings as needed.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Keywords: Frontier Health, Johnson City , Crisis Intervention Specialist, Other , johnson city, Tennessee

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