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Become A Crisis Worker

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Working As A Crisis Worker

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Getting Information
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Stressful

  • $42,170

    Average Salary

What Does A Crisis Worker Do At Community Healthlink

* Other related duties as assigned in order to provide quality rehabilitation services.
* May include transporting residents in personal car or program vehicle, physical assistance, close supervision, and other such duties.
* Maintain Competencies: Human Rights, dual diagnosis, infection control, CPR, First Aid, MAP, agency and divisional policies and procedures as well as other required competencies.
* Grade 6: Crisis Worker II: A Bachelor's degree required; degree in social work or related mental health field is preferred.
* Will consider a Bachelor's degree in a non-related field with previous experience working with clients in human services, mental illness or dual diagnosis.
* Demonstrated strong work ethic, ability to work independently, and ability to contribute to team objectives required.
* Applicants should be able to multitask, possess excellent problem solving skills, be committed to providing quality care and enjoy working with people.
* All bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
* Proven ability to work within team setting and to act as self-starter.
* Community Healthlink is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer.
* We do not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, age, ancestry, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual preference, political affiliation or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
* Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.
* If applicable, Community Healthlink shall also abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60
* a) and 41 CFR 60
* a).
* These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability.
* These regulations require affirmative action by Community Healthlink to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
* PCN#: 3365

What Does A Crisis Worker Do At Eastern Connecticut Health Network

* Job
* Specific Competency
* Actively participates in individual clinical supervision as evidenced by presenting cases for discussion, identifying clinical skills areas needing improvement, and openly accepting feedback from supervisor and peers
* Is aware of the impact of his/her behavior on peer's and patient's behaviors as evidenced by their ability self assess in individual and/or group supervision.
* Applies a variety of interventions and resources to effectively treat a population diverse in age and diagnosis as evidenced by chart reviews
* Demonstrates knowledge and respect for cultural differences in respect to the treatment approach as evidenced through documentation and case reviews.
* Exhibits up to date knowledge of community resources and has ability to access resources as appropriate to meet patient needs, as evidenced by case reviews and chart reviews.
* Conveys warmth, genuineness and empathy.
* Respects the patient as a whole person with strengths and needs as evidenced through direct observation and patient feedback.
* Interviews patients in a timely manner while reviewing all pertinent clinical information , contacting appropriate clinical providers and may include family during interview based on the clinical judgment of the clinician as evidenced by case and chart reviews
* Functions as a behavioral health resource to emergency department staff, patients, families and community resources as evidenced by direct observation
* Demonstrates flexibility and willingness to meeting the department's needs for scheduling and coverage for the two Emergency Departments as evidenced by direct observation.
* Exhibits the ability to multi-task while continuing to move patients through the system effectively and appropriately meeting their clinical needs as evidenced through direct observation
* Is conscientious, productive and fulfills responsibilities without reminders as evidenced by direct observation, and chart audit.
* Exercises good judgment in seeking help and /or while acting independently as evidenced by direct observation and individual and group supervision.
* Contacts Managed Care Organizations negotiating authorization for appropriate level of care and documents efforts as evidenced by chart reviews
* Completes all requested/required forms, letters and documentation requirements with accuracy and thoroughness in a timely manner and in accordance with JCAHO, Managed Care and other standards with which the Program must comply as evidenced by chart audit.
* Effectively uses psychological and physical management techniques to manage violent or potentially violent situations consistent with Physical Management Training (PMT), as evidenced by peer and supervisor observation.
* Participates in Early Response codes and Dr.
* Strong

What Does A Crisis Worker Do At Saint Dominic's Home

* Coaching and/or mentoring to support child and/or family/caregiver efforts to avoid and/or manage crises.
* Training on appropriate actions that may prevent or minimize crises.
* Psycho-education (one-on-one or group) involving the child and/or the family/caregiver.
* Conducting scheduled and unscheduled visits to the family/caregiver environment to monitor crisis management and/or behavior management activities.
* Creates strategies or interventions to avoid predictable crises and use in the event of an impending crisis.
* Work flexible hours when required
* Attend and participate in service plan reviews as well as treatment meetings when appropriate
* Home visitation
* Perform all reasonable tasks assigned by Program Supervisor.
* Must be available to also work during the day time.
* Education & Experience
* Master's degree in one of the following fields: audiology, child and family studies, communication disorders, community mental health, counseling, education, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychology, recreation, recreation therapy, rehabilitation, social work, sociology, or speech and language pathology, human services, human development, criminal justice or other related degrees, or a NYS Teacher's Certificate, and two years experience providing direct services for children with one or more of the following primary diagnoses: mental illness, mental retardation, alcoholism, chemical dependency or substance abuse
* or
* a Bachelor's degree in one of the above fields, or a NYS Teacher's Certificate, and four years experience providing direct services, or providing linkage to services, for children with one or more of the following primary diagnoses: mental illness, mental retardation, alcoholism, chemical dependency or substance abuse.
* Qualifying experience may be pre- or post- degree.
* Candidates may qualify by meeting the qualifications for the NYS Intensive Case Manager position

What Does A Crisis Worker Do At Western Montana Mental Health

* CSW provides daily behavioral supervision of consumers in the crisis stabilization program assuring safety at all times.
* CSW will implement and follow consumers treatment plan for recovery

What Does A Crisis Worker Do At Journey Mental Health Care, Inc.

A. Provision of Clinical Services

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How To Become A Crisis Worker

Although most social workers need a bachelor’s degree in social work, clinical social workers must have a master’s degree and 2 years of post-master’s experience in a supervised clinical setting. Clinical social workers must also be licensed in the state in which they practice.


A bachelor’s degree in social work (BSW) is the most common requirement for entry-level positions. However, some employers may hire workers who have a bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as psychology or sociology.

A BSW prepares students for direct-service positions such as caseworker or mental health assistant. These programs teach students about diverse populations, human behavior, social welfare policy, and ethics in social work. All programs require students to complete supervised fieldwork or an internship.

Some positions require a master’s degree in social work (MSW), which generally takes 2 years to complete. Master’s degree programs in social work prepare students for work in their chosen specialty by developing clinical assessment and management skills. All programs require students to complete a supervised practicum or an internship.

A bachelor’s degree in social work is not required in order to enter a master’s degree program in social work. Although a degree in almost any major is acceptable, courses in psychology, sociology, economics, and political science are recommended. Some programs allow graduates with a bachelor’s degree in social work to earn their master’s degree in 1 year.

In 2015, there were more than 500 bachelor’s degree programs and more than 200 master’s degree programs accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Some universities offer doctoral programs in social work, where students can earn a Doctorate of Social Work (DSW) or a Ph.D. Most doctoral programs in social work require students to have a master’s in social work and experience in the field. Many doctor’s students go on to work as postsecondary teachers.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Most states have licensure or certification requirements for nonclinical social workers. Requirements vary by state.

All states require clinical social workers to be licensed. However, some states provide exemptions for clinical social workers who work in government agencies. Becoming a licensed clinical social worker requires a master’s degree in social work and a minimum of 2 years of supervised clinical experience after graduation. After completing their supervised experience, clinical social workers must pass a clinical exam to be licensed.

Because licensing requirements vary by state, those interested should contact their state board. For more information about regulatory licensure boards by state, contact the Association of Social Work Boards.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Clients talk to social workers about challenges in their lives. To effectively help, social workers must be able to listen to and understand their clients’ needs.

Empathy. Social workers often work with people who are in stressful and difficult situations. To develop strong relationships, they must have compassion and empathy for their clients.

Interpersonal skills. Being able to work with different groups of people is essential for social workers. They need strong people skills to foster healthy and productive relationships with their clients and colleagues.

Organizational skills. Social workers must help and manage multiple clients, often assisting with their paperwork or documenting their treatment.

Problem-solving skills. Social workers need to develop practical and innovative solutions to their clients’ problems.

Time-management skills. Social workers often have many clients and administrative responsibilities. They must effectively manage their time to provide adequate service to all of their clients.

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Crisis Worker Career Paths

Crisis Worker
Mental Health Counselor Family Counselor Family Service Counselor
Case Management Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Therapist Program Director Educator
Case Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Home Health Aid Case Manager Child Protective Investigator
Children's Service Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Substance Abuse Counselor Therapist Clinical Social Worker
Clinical Care Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Clinical Social Worker Instructor Case Manager
Clinical Case Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Therapist Medical Social Worker
Director Of Social Services
6 Yearsyrs
Program Manager Service Director Medical Social Worker
Director Of Social Work
7 Yearsyrs
Substance Abuse Counselor Clinical Coordinator Nurse Manager
Emergency Services Director
8 Yearsyrs
Program Director Career Coordinator Career Manager
Health Care Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Program Manager Education Director Case Manager
Housing Case Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Mental Health Therapist Mental Health Specialist Substance Abuse Counselor
Mental Health Case Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Program Director Clinical Therapist Program Supervisor
Residential Program Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Social Worker Specialist Case Manager
Senior Case Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Clinical Social Worker Director Of Social Services Clinician
Senior Clinician
7 Yearsyrs
Mental Health Therapist Mental Health Counselor Social Worker
Senior Social Worker
6 Yearsyrs
Social Worker Medical Social Worker
Social Work Case Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Clinician Clinical Social Worker
Social Work Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Clinician Career Coordinator Therapist
Therapist And Program Manager
5 Yearsyrs
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Crisis Worker Demographics


  • Female

  • Male

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Hmong

  • Italian

  • Portuguese

  • German

  • Shona

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Top Skills for A Crisis Worker


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Top Crisis Worker Skills

  1. Mental Health Crisis
  2. Emergency Room
  3. Suicide Hotline
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Provide face-to-face crisis assessment services to individuals experiencing an emotional, substance abuse or mental health crisis.
  • Assessed crisis to determine need for psychiatric intervention and/or involuntary commitment in the emergency room setting.
  • Facilitated focus group for staff describing Brief Intervention Therapy Techniques used with American Indian suicide hotline callers.
  • Developed treatment plans and provided counseling to residents struggling with mental health issues and dual diagnosis.
  • Dispatched mobile teams in order to provide direct services to individuals in acute crisis situations.

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Crisis Worker Videos

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