LifeWays Community Mental Health
  • 30-Oct-2021 to 29-Dec-2021 (EST)
  • Crisis Services
  • Jackson, MI, USA
  • Professional
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Pension! Fantastic benefits, effective 1st of the month following hire. Competitive pay. PTO after 45 days. 12 paid Holidays, and more!

General Summary

The Crisis Clinician conducts unscheduled crisis intervention activities for the purpose of resolving a crisis situation requiring immediate attention. The Crisis Clinician provides culturally competent and trauma-informed services to all consumers in need of crisis intervention while incorporating LifeWays' mission, vision and values into the decision-making process.

Essential Functions:


  1. Receives and responds to calls from the crisis line (or other means of request), and coordinates activities of others to ensure response time within guidelines.
  2. Serves as the team leader when responding to a situation with Crisis Specialists, Aides, or Peers.
  3. Conducts crisis/risk assessments and determines risks and chooses appropriate intervention to address and reduce the risk.
  4. Documents assessment of crisis, intervention and follow up.
  5. Develops safety plans and ensures warm hand offs of consumers to appropriate providers/services.
  6. Promotes the safety and emotional stability of individuals with mental illness or experiencing emotional crises.
  7. Uses clinical skills to minimize further deterioration of individuals, couples, families in crisis.
  8. Assists individuals in developing and/or enhancing better coping skills and a natural support system.


  1. Works with primary case holder to addend the Individual Plan of Service (IPOS) meeting and provides brief intensive individual and family counseling until ongoing services are in place.
  2. Provides the consumer/guardian with ideas and techniques that will assist with skill building to help handle situations more appropriately. Skills include coping skills, anger management, communication, crisis de-escalation.
  3. Consults and arranges with the psychiatrist for urgent medication management evaluations.
  4. Assists individuals in crisis to obtain appropriate care, treatment, and follow up care.
  5. Encourages services in the least intensive or restrictive setting that is clinically appropriate to meet the individual's needs.
  6. Maintains contact with all staff/providers providing services for the purpose of monitoring and care coordination.


  1. Informs the community of Crisis Team services available.
  2. Performs all duties as assigned to ensure the Crisis Team runs efficiently and effectively.
  3. Performs duties in a variety of settings to include but not limited to: the office, community locations, emergency departments, schools, consumer homes, and jails.
  4. Works a non-traditional schedule which may include evenings, weekends and/or holidays.
  5. Provides on-call services, as needed or assigned.
  6. Maintain regular and predictable attendance.

Required Education:

  • Masters degree in social work, counseling, marriage and family, or psychology.
  • At least one years' experience in working with children if performing duties within Intensive Crisis Stabilization Services (ICSS).
  • Crisis Clinician I: Master's degree. Limited Licensed Masters Social Worker (LLMSW), Limited Licensed Professional Counselor (LLPC), Limited Licensed Psychologist (LLP).
  • Crisis Clinician II: Master's degree. Fully Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW), Fully Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Fully Licensed Psychologist (LP).
  • Crisis Clinician III: Master's degree. Fully Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW), Fully Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Fully Licensed Psychologist (LP) and is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) or is a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC).

Note: to work with children must meet qualifications as a CMHP per the MDHHS provider guidelines.

Preferred Education:

  • Master's degree in Social Work, Counseling, Family & Marriage Therapy or Psychology with licensure with the State of Michigan.
  • Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC).
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