Intercept Youth Services
  • Roanoke, VA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Summary:   The Crisis Support Specialist will provide direct counseling and treatment interventions to children, youth, and adults who are in psychiatric crisis, to intervene and stabilize behaviors in efforts to prevent hospitalization and loss of placement.

Education: A minimum of a Master's Degree in a Human Services field (Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, etc.).  Must be licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Health Professions as a Licensed Mental Health Professional Type (LMHP, LMHP-R, LMHP-S, or LMHP-RP).

Experience:  At least 1 year of clinical experience working with youth and/or adults who have a mental health diagnosis.


  • Perform assessment of clients and develop treatment plans based on assessment.
  • Diagnosis of clients utilizing the most current DSM
  • Conduct counseling and treatment interventions for clients enrolled in crisis stabilization or crisis intervention services.
  • Develop a therapeutic relationship with clients that will encourage response in treatment interventions.
  • Provide intensive 1:1 therapeutic and behavioral support services to clients experiencing a crisis jeopardizing their current placement.
  • Interact with all clients in accordance with the individual service plan and the therapeutic process.
  • Coordinate closely with other staff and community service providers through case management to ensure the appropriateness of treatment modalities and services being provided.
  • Assess, evaluate and monitor the safety of the client and others at all times. Notify Supervisor of any significant client medical complaint(s), unusual events, accidents, medical problems, property damage or maintenance concern, etc.
  • Provide brief clinical assessment to high risk clients and trigger next step referrals when necessary.
  • Participate in initial and ongoing staff training and/or seminar presentations as requested.
  • Provide 24-hour emergency response as needed.
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