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Crisis Stabilization Counselor

Job Type: Hourly (24.00 hours per week)
Job Code: 6163
Posted: 04/28/2015
Location: Brunswick 04011


Position Summary:

To provide crisis stabilization services to adults who are in a psychiatric crisis by interactions in a positive environment that is assessed as necessary to prevent decompensation or acute psychiatric hospitalization.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide a positive emotional support and supervision to clients who are in an acute psychiatric crisis.
  • Complete all necessary documentation including in part clients’ activities, behaviors observed, medication compliance, and sleeping and eating patterns. 
  • Follow through with treatment plans and clearly and concisely document the clients’ progress.
  • Encourage and support the clients’ efforts to maintain their health status through hygiene, diet, exercise, rest              and coping strategies.
  • Encourage and support clients’ efforts to increase opportunities for social contact and access to community resources.
  • Engage in team meetings relative to the clients’ plan of care and response to treatment.
  • In a timely manner, communicate relevant information to Crisis Services staff and other health care providers to assure continuity and consistency of care.
  • Escort clients and provide a supportive presence during appointments that are related to treatment goals.
  • Complete all required documentation in a timely and accurate fashion; i.e., progress notes, time sheets, expense forms, etc.
  • Accept additional assignments when requested by the Team Leader or Program Manager.  This may include additional shifts in order to maintain the integrity of the program.
  • Support independent client functioning that leads to increased skills upon discharge.


This is a 24 hour per week position. The hours are Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday 4pm to 10pm.

Note: we also have a 16 hour per week position that can be combined. These hours would be Saturday and Sunday 8am to 4pm

Education Requirements

  • MHRT I state certification or eligibility for and completion of certification within the first year of employment
  • High School Diploma  or equivalency.  

General Requirements

  • Valid state driver's license with liability/collision limits of $100K/300K on personal auto insurance.
  • Experience working in the mental or behavioral health field helpful but not required.


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