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Crisis Counselor – COVID19 Relief

Jefferson Center for Mental Health

This is a Contract position in Wheat Ridge, CO posted July 3, 2020.

Overview Works with individuals, families, and groups and community organizations to provide outreach, emotional support.

Provides individual and group crisis counseling, publications, and referrals to appropriate providers as needed.

This is a temporary position, 9 to 11 months Responsibilities Essential Duties: Works with individuals, families, and groups to provide outreach support, and individual and group crisis counseling.

Represents the program in the community, and networks with other agencies and partners to ensure that the needs of the survivors are met.

Provides presentations to community groups on disaster reactions, coping skills, stress management and the Crisis Counseling Program (CCP).

During current COVID-19 pandemic, these services may be provided remotely.

When it is determined that it is safe to do so, may begin to provide in person services.

Meets for supervision on a regular basis with the team leader.

Reports successes, challenges, and barriers to team leader.

Collaborates with other members of the CCP team.

Engages in team work and joint problem-solving.

Completes required CCP documentation within required time frames.

Demonstrates initiative and creativity in developing ways to offer support to those affected by COVID-19.

Has knowledge of referral sources, and makes referrals on an as-needed basis Other Duties: Maintains an acceptable attendance record.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements/Working Environment Ability to operate a personal computer.

Ability to attend meetings at a variety of locations.

Note: Employees are held accountable for all duties of this job.

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.

Qualifications Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required: Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work or related field, with 2 or more years’ experience in providing counseling or other supportive outreach.

After hire, must complete FEMA required training.

Must have valid driver’s license and maintain a good driving record while employed at Jefferson Center.

Meets the requirements of applicable federal, state and organizational background checks.