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Licensed Crisis Intervention Specialist (Part-time)

Be Well OC

Licensed Crisis Intervention Specialist (Part-time)

Irvine, CA
Part Time
  • Responsibilities

    Now Hiring! Licensed Crisis Intervention Specialist

    Schedule: Part-time

    Salary: $42 - $47/hour

    Location: UCI (University of California, Irvine)

    Who We Are:

    Mind OC is a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 that serves as the central backbone within the Distributed Leadership structure for Be Well OC. Mind OC is a nimble, neutral entity that can convene, coordinate, and align stakeholders to continually advance the Be Well OC Mental Health System. Be Well OC is the county-wide movement to transform the mental health system and ensure that all residents who need care get the right care, at the right time and in the right place.

    Job Summary:

    Under direct supervision of the Manager for the HOPE team, this position assumes responsibility for making behavioral health assessments of clients and provides crisis intervention to students on and around campus as directed by campus staff and police. The Licensed CIS will outreach on campus to students, campus facilities, programs and businesses that are focused on providing services to UCI students. This position follows a non-traditional schedule and as such, requires the ability to work mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekends and holidays, seven days a week.

    What You´ll Do:

    Demonstrate professionalism while embodying the Be Well mission, purpose, values, and beliefs in everyday language and contact with the internal and external stakeholders.

    Familiarity and comfort working with issues related to homelessness, the criminal justice system, substance abuse, mental health diagnosis, and history of trauma.

    High level of motivation and self-starting demeanor with the ability to coordinate multiple projects and task simultaneously in a high-pressure environment.

    Provide exceptional customer service to all clients throughout the community, campus partners and customers.

    Work collaboratively and effectively within the team and contribute to building a positive culture.

    Exhibit objectivity and openness to others' views; give and welcome feedback; accept constructive criticism.

    Provide safe, effective, and efficient implementation of direct care in accordance with established policies, procedures, and standards of care.

    Maintain awareness of campus resources and assist clients in appropriate use.

    Advocate for clients to receive services that meet their needs.

    Make transport decisions regarding client care.

    Knowledge of de-escalation techniques and crisis communication.

    Ability to work effectively with a diverse population including impoverished and alienated persons.

    Demonstrate sensitivity to diverse, multi-cultural populations with the ability to gain trust and build rapport.

    Document and communicate interactions with clients within required databases.

    Adhere to HIPAA policy and procedures.

    Attend required department meetings and trainings.

    What You´ll Need:

    Current clinical license obtained through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences: LMFT, LCSW, LPCC.

    Master’s degree in Social Work, Family Therapy, or other discipline in the human services field.

    A minimum of 2 years post-graduation providing crisis intervention, behavioral health and/or substance use treatment services.

    Knowledge of and experience providing evidenced based practices effective when serving a vulnerable homeless population including but not limited to, Motivational Interviewing, Critical Time Interventions, Harm Reduction, Housing First and Crisis and Suicide Assessment.

    Valid California driver’s license and insurance.

    Ability to operate a large commercial vehicle, while frequently stopping to climbing in and out during scheduled shift.

    Computer literacy and working knowledge of desktop software.

    Bilingual or multilingual; organization is interested in a variety language and dialects.

    Basic knowledge medical and psychiatric terminology.

    Experience using a cell phone, laptop and/or two-way radio.

    Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

    Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.

    Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

    Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.

    Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

    Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.

    Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.

    Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.

    Mind OC employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the first day of employment.

    What´s In It For You:

    Health insurance.

    Dental insurance.

    Vision insurance.

    Accident Insurance.


    Paid Time Off

    And more...