Designated Crisis Responder
Company: Snohomish County Human Services Department
Posted on: January 12, 2022
Designated Crisis Responder
Salary $75,360.24 - $91,542.96 Annually
Location Everett, WA
Job Type Full-Time
Department Human Services
Job Number 2021-00461
Division Behavioral Health and Veterans Services
Closing 1/23/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
Join our Human Services Team!
We are hiring three Designated Crisis Responders.
NOTE: Per Governor Inslee's employees must be fully vaccinated.
People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second
dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine.
Please note that any offer of employment is contingent upon you
providing verification of your vaccine status, having an approved
medical accommodation, or having an approved religious
accommodation. No start date will be approved until you have either
verified your vaccine status or have an approved accommodation.
Please do not attach your vaccination verification to your
application as it will be removed. Philosophical, political,
scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be
considered for an exemption or accommodation.
Human Services Department mission is to help all persons meet their
basic needs and develop their potential by providing timely,
effective human services and building community.
The Human Services Department includes 230 diverse, friendly and
dedicated employees who benefit from outstanding benefits and
competitive wages. Employees are appreciated and have the
opportunity to make real difference in our community. Snohomish
County is thriving and is a great place to live, work, pay, and
raise a family. We strive to not only provide a meaningful job, but
a life-long career at Snohomish County.
To conduct investigations for involuntary mental health and
substance use treatment under RCW 71.05 and RCW 71.34.
STATEMENT OF ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
- Conducts investigations and evaluations of individuals for
involuntary commitment and detains individuals when legal criteria
are met and commitment is appropriate.
- Assesses behavioral health emergencies and provides crisis
intervention for individuals experiencing a behavioral health
crisis in the community.
- Works collaboratively with behavioral health agencies,
psychiatrists, emergency departments, inpatient units, residential
facilities and other referral sources to assure the best outcome
for each individual in need of behavioral health services.
- Coordinates and facilitates arrangements necessary for the
holding of probable cause hearings for patients hospitalized in our
county in need of continued involuntary treatment; provides court
testimony concerning patient's need for further involuntary
- Performs ongoing community regarding involuntary
- Contacts appropriate hospitals for admissions, provides
screening information and arranges for transport as
- Participates in the ITA Court process and provides relevant
information to prosecuting attorneys and others authorized through
the judicial process.
- Maintains necessary records and files as well as statistical
information on all program activities.
- Performs related duties as required.
A master's degree in social work, clinical psychology, psychiatric
nursing or related field; PLUS, two (2) years of experience in the
direct treatment of mentally ill clients; OR, any equivalent
combination of training and/or experience which provides the
required knowledge and abilities. PLUS, a valid and current license
as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Social Worker or
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Must pass job related
A valid State of Washington Driver's License is required for
Due to a potential conflict of interest any secondary employment
within the behavioral health field needs to be approved by the
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
- abnormal human behavior, symptomatology and treatment
modalities of behavioral disorders
- counseling techniques and methods
- available community resources
- legal parameters and procedures concerning commitments
- respond effectively in crisis situations
- relate to severely disturbed and/or difficult persons in order
to determine appropriate behavioral health services
- gather and analyze pertinent data
- establish and maintain effective working relationships with
staff of state and local hospitals, staff and officials of
community organizations, associates and the general public
- diagnose behavioral disorders and determine need for mental
health or substance use disorder services
- maintain detailed records and prepare clear, concise written
- maintain confidentiality and work within HIPAA parameters
Employees report to the Involuntary Treatment Supervisor or other
administrative superior as assigned. Employees work independently
on specific assignments which are completed in accordance with
established guidelines, practices and regulations. Work is reviewed
through meetings, status reports and results obtained.
The majority of the work involves site visits to residences,
hospitals, mental health agencies and detention facilities. Some
work is performed in the usual office environment. The employee may
be required to work evenings, weekends and holidays to provide 24
hour a day, 7 day coverage.
Snohomish County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.
Accommodations for individuals with disabilities are provided upon
3000 Rockefeller Ave M/S 503
Everett, Washington, 98201
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