Requisition Number: MCSAC-CRIEV-H-09-2020-03
Job Title: Crisis Evaluator
City: Harvey
State: LA

Minimum Degree Required: D - Graduate Degree
Minimum Years of Experience: 0
Salary Range: $18.27-$18.27/hour

Crisis Evaluator

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Description/Job Summary

Crisis Evaluator (Day Team) is an office based position with community based components.  The goal is to provide immediate response to mental health, substance abuse, and DD crisis via telephone and face-to-face interventions.  Often times, the Crisis Evaluators are required to collaborate with family members, psychiatrists, law enforcement, Coroner’s office staff, hospitals and others.

Crisis Evaluator (On Call) is a home-based position with community based components.  The goal is the same: to provide immediate response to mental health, substance abuse or DD crisis via telephone and face-to-face interventions. 


  • Assess client’s mental/emotional status; obtain history from client, family and other collaterals; medical history if possible (med compliance, SI/HI, previous hospitalizations)
  • Develop and implement an immediate plan of action with client, natural supports and/or other organizations for managing the crisis; monitor intervention and reevaluate
  • Remain with client until crisis is stabilized or next level of care is implemented
  • Identify & refer appropriate resources within the social service community
  • Initiate supervision with either day or on call supervisor as directed by policies and procedures or as needed
  • Provide telephone and/or in person follow-up on crisis fact sheets, as well as MCS cases
  • Keep accurate case records including all required permission and referral forms
  • Attend monthly and/or quarterly staff meetings
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Experience

  • 0 – 3 years of previous experience

Required Education

  • A Master’s degree in Social Work or Counseling

Required Qualifications

  • Obtain licensure of LMSW or PLPC within 60 days of hire date
  • The ability to make ethical clinical decisions in demanding situations
  • The ability to interact professionally with clients, their families and other professionals
  • Organizational skills; ability to complete documentation timely and accurately
  • The ability to work as a team

Program Summary

Mobile Crisis Service provides 24-hour crisis intervention for Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. The interventions are made over the phone or in person and are provided by crisis workers and psychiatrists. RHD administers Mobile Crisis Services on behalf of the Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority.

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Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.