A crisis intervention specialist is a type of counselor whose primary role is to help a patient adjust psychologically to a specific situation. Crisis intervention specialists may work in various places such as schools, workplaces, refugee camps, mental hospitals, medical hospitals, or clinics. They provide critical resources and support to individuals in crisis, coordinating legal intervention, outreach, referrals, and services. They are responsible for assessing a client's behavior, recording his/her behavior, and making decisions in his/her interest.
The minimum educational requirement needed for this job is a high school diploma or GED certificate. Some employers require a bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, or a related field. If you choose to work in a therapy facility, you must first obtain a license. You must be compassionate, patient, and a good communicator. A crisis intervention specialist makes an average annual income of $43,315. It falls between $25,000 and $74,000.