Crisis Counselor (OMJ/MC)
The Crisis Counselor will screen, assess, triage, and provide telephonic crisis intervention/de-escalation to assist in identifying concerns with mental illness, developmental disabilities, and/or substance abuse and will collaboratively determine an immediate course of action. The Crisis Counselor will also utilize assessment information and community resources to provide information and/or linkage and referral to services and complete appropriate documentation in accordance with established policies and procedures.
There are four levels for this role, each with it’s own qualifications.
Crisis Counselor I – Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor I or Certified Peer Recovery Supporter
Crisis Counselor II – Bachelor’s degree in a behavioral health discipline with at least one year experience of direct behavior health/IDD care; Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor II, Licensed Social Worker, or Certified Peer Recovery Supporter with three years’ experience as a peer specialist
Crisis Counselor III – Master’s degree in a behavioral health discipline with an internship or practicum
Crisis Counselor IV –Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor III, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, or Licensed Independent Social Worker in the state of Ohio or NBCC certification as a National Certified Counselor.