Requisition Number: NEWPE-CRWK2-H-08-2019-01
Job Title: Crisis Worker
City: Stroudsburg
State: PA

Minimum Degree Required: C - 4 Year Degree
Minimum Years of Experience: 2
Salary Range: $13.00-$15.00/hour

Crisis Worker

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Description/Job Summary

THIS POSITION IS LOCATED IN THE STROUDSBURG AREA, APPROXIMATELY 60 MILES NORTH OF PHILADELPHIA, PA

New Perspectives is seeking a Crisis Worker for our Stroudsburg location. New Perspectives is an eight-bed, short-term residential program for adults in Carbon, Monroe and Pike counties. The program provides supervised mental health stabilization services as an alternative to psychiatric hospitalization for individuals who are in psychiatric crisis, or who may need to be removed from a stressful environment while supports are identified to ensure stability.

Responsibilities include: 
  • Consumer Care including spending at least 75% of scheduled time in direct, face to face or telephone interactions with consumers
  • Conduct psycho-educational, skills training, and supportive crisis counseling in residence or community
  • Observe all scheduled and as needed (PRN) medication observations and assist as directed by Residential Nurse i.e. blood pressure, pulse, temperature, etc.
  • Community involvement and Team Work including but not limited to providing referral and other case management services for consumers and families at times of contacts; either on the phone, in the community , or in the residence prior to discharge
  • Residential Crisis Specific Duties including but not limited to early walking, daily planning, meal preparation  and clean-up, maintaining necessary scheduled appointments that have been approved by supervisory team member
  • Mobile Crisis specific duties including serving in a consultative and collaborative role with community personnel who are also involved in the provision of crisis services such as emergency romm physicians, nurses, police officers, ambulance crew members, staff or partial programs, community agencies, etc.
  • Telephone Crisis specific duties including screening incoming calls, providing appropriate telephone counseling, consultation , assessment and referral to needed services including Mobile and/or Residential Crisis Intervention Services.
Minimum Requirements:
  • A high school diploma or equivalency and 12 credit hours in social sciences with 2 years of experience in human services with 1 year of experience in mental health direct care.  
  • A high school diploma and 3 years of mental health direct experience with employment as a mental health staff prior to 1992.   
  • Must have a valid Driver's License to receive consideration. 

Hours vary. A competitive rate of pay provided and a comprehensive benefits package is offered.

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

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Required Experience

2-3 years in direct care 

Required Education

High school diploma 

Required Qualifications

Working in direct care with individuals with mental health/co-occurring issues.  

Program Summary

Providing treatment and services to individuals with mental health/co-occurring issues in 2 24/7 a week crisis residence, mobile, medical mobile, and 302 petitions.  
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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.