Crisis intervention counselors engage with individuals who are experiencing a mental health crisis and conduct clinical mental health assessments and interventions in a variety of settings to determine treatment needs for individuals with mental health and/or co-occurring substance use disorders. Staff provide preliminary diagnoses and collaborate on plans of recommended treatment, services and resources. Staff conduct bed searches for patients in need of psychiatric hospitalization and complete public and private insurance authorizations for inpatient admissions. Services include suicide risk assessment, crisis resolution, referral collaboration, supportive counseling and follow-up. Crisis counselors work closely with emergency departments, community agencies, law enforcement, schools and other mental health providers, including providing mobile crisis services in the community. In addition, staff handle calls on a 24-hour crisis hotline.
Bachelor's degree in Psychology or related field required
One (1) year of job related experience required
Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification required
Valid driver's license required
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
Advanced Interpersonal Skills
Crisis Management Skills
WHY PENN STATE HEALTH?
The Penn State Health offers exceptional opportunities to learn and grow, exposure to a wide patient population and the ability to provide individualized, innovative, and specialized care to patients in the community.)
WHY CENTRAL PA?
We are proud to possess a vibrant downtown area which affords exceptional cultural opportunities including the Hershey and Harrisburg Orchestras, museums, a highly rated amusement park, the Hershey Theater, farmer’s markets and some of the finest dining in the region. We are an easy distance from the Fulton Theater, York Little Theater, Lancaster’s Amish country, and walkable towns like Hummelstown and Lititz. For the outdoors enthusiast, we have ample opportunities for hiking, biking, rowing, and hunting. For sports lovers, we are home to the American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears, the Minor League Baseball’s Harrisburg Senators, and the United Soccer League’s Penn FC. Central Pennsylvania is an exceptional combination of rural, suburban, and city living and is also within a day trip distance of some of the country’s most famous cities - New York, Washington DC, and Philadelphia.
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