Crisis Support Counselor (Richmond)
Intercept Youth Services - Richmond, VA

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Crisis Support Counselor
Full Time, Hourly/Non-Exempt
Reports to the Crisis Support Program Supervisor

Summary : The Crisis Support Counselor serves as a positive role model for clients to observe and learn socially effective values, attitudes and behaviors; will contribute to the formulation and implementation of the individual service plan. This is a new and growing program for Intercept Youth.

Responsibilities:
  • Provide intensive 1:1 behavioral support services to clients experiencing a crisis jeopardizing their current placement
  • Assess, evaluate and monitor the client's safety at all times
  • Interact with all clients in accordance with the individual service plan and the therapeutic process
  • Initiate and facilitate de-escalation techniques and strategies to assist the client in maintaining self-control
  • Exercise appropriate intervention in accordance with the least restrictive alternative to protect the client from harming self or others
Qualifications:
  • Minimum of Bachelor's degree in a human services field (social work, psychology, sociology, or counseling) or special education plus one year of clinical experience with children and adolescents
  • Must have flexible schedule including daytime, evening, weekend, and holiday availability; rotating on-call availability
  • Experience with behavior modification in crisis situations is strongly preferred
  • Valid Driver's License and favorable driving record (no more than 2 moving violations and one at-fault accident in the last 3 years; no DUIs in the last 5 years)
  • Bilingual candidates and candidates with experience working with specialized populations like intellectual disabilities are a plus
Intercept provides excellent compensation for qualified candidates in this position!!

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