Crisis Specialist - Colusa County (Colusa County)

Crisis Specialist - Colusa County (Colusa County)

07 Feb 2019

Crisis Specialist - Colusa County (Colusa County)

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Sierra Mental Wellness Group provides professional and affordable individual, couple and family counseling, crisis services, child and adolescent programs, and substance abuse treatment and prevention. We seek to provide innovative as well as traditional approaches to solve problems and to address the identified needs of the people in and around Placer County. We employ a top notch staff dedicated to our clients and our team approach to services. Sierra Mental Wellness Group values the many talents and abilities of its employees and seeks to foster an open, cooperative and dynamic environment where employees and the Agency alike can thrive.

As a Crisis Specialist, you will work as part of a multidisciplinary team within Colusa County Emergency Departments. You will conduct mental health assessments, provide linkage to community resources, and coordinate between various systems. You will use clinical principles, training, and communication strategies to promote safety and recovery across a continuum of care.

Crisis Specialist Responsibilities:

The Crisis Specialist is responsible for providing after hours crisis support services, both on uncontrolled standby and on-site (nights & weekends), in Colusa County, by performing mental health assessments and 5150 evaluations, providing short-term, stabilizing counseling and/or referral and linkage to community resources, and follow-up.

In addition, the Crisis Support Worker provides crisis intervention for individuals who are in distress, completes admissions to an appropriate mental health inpatient unit, including completing forms with clients who are to receive ongoing mental health services, and assists mental health clients in obtaining social and other human services by communicating directly and effectively with hospital staff and psychiatrist(s).

The Crisis Support Worker effectively participates in staff meetings, in-service training, new employee orientations and inter-agency coordination activities.

Minimum Education Required:

Minimum qualifications include graduation from an accredited university with a master's degree in social work, counseling, or related field; a professional license (or license eligibility) recognized by the State of California in the appropriate field of practice is ideal but not necessary.


The successful candidate must possess at least one (1) year experience in provision of crisis support services, and a sound grasp of the principles of crisis evaluation and clinical interviewing, with a demonstrated ability to facilitate communication between/among multiple entities and 5150 Certification completed in Placer County.

Job Type:

✔ $75 - $230 per shift!

24/7 Clinical Consultation


Continuing Education Credits for Training (CAMFT Approved Provider)

⌨ Part Time Schedule Compatible w/ School and Other Professional Endeavors

Additional shifts needing coverage include: weekend days, nights, and weekend overnights.

Continuing Education Credits Provided for Training.

If you would benefit from learning how to effectively conduct crisis evaluations, desire some variability, and want to learn how to work with medical professionals, the Crisis Specialist could be a great fit. Our commitment to developing our team members ensures you will have ongoing opportunities throughout your career.

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