Are you looking to find personal and professional fulfillment, and align your career with your values?
At Bond County Health Department’s, Prairie Counseling Center (PCC), our employees have an opportunity to make a difference every day by helping people in crisis get the treatment they need.
As a Crisis Counselor, the primary goal is to provide assessment and recommendation for stabilization and support for people in crisis. Crisis Counselors utilize evidence-based tools and practices to address the needs of people in crisis and determine the proper level of care. Crisis counselors should possess knowledge of local and statewide resources and assistance available to individuals impacted by mental health crisis.
Crisis Counselors must possess a basic understanding of mental health crisis and be able to work with individuals and other health care providers to provide crisis counseling services. Services may include outreach, emotional support, individual safety planning, and voluntary/involuntary placement when needed.
Crisis Counselors must, at a minimum, meet Medicaid 132 requirements for a Mental Health Professional (MHP) OR possess a Medicaid approved Bachelor’s degree, OR possess a Bachelor's degree in any other field with two years of supervised clinical experience in a mental health setting. Other requirements include minimum of 21 years of age, Valid driver’s license and an acceptable driving record.
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