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Crisis Counselor

Hopewell Center-Downtown St. Louis | St. Louis, MO | Temporary

Job Description

About Us:

ALM Hopewell Center provides comprehensive mental health services to children and adults in the northern and central parts of the City of St. Louis and North St. Louis City. A professional mental health staff serves a growing caseload of 2,800 patients, of which greater than ninety-five percent are chronically mentally ill and suffering from major psychiatric disorders. Hopewell Center operates a Psychosocial Rehabilitation Center and a Comprehensive Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center for adults and youth. Many services are provided at schools. Emergency services, including a crisis bed and mobile outreach, are available twenty-four hours per day. A multi-disciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, counselors, social workers, educators, and support staff work diligently to carry out the mission of providing comprehensive care to patients and their families.

Summary:

Hopewell Center currently has a temporary opportunity available for a Crisis Counselor(s) in our Adult Services Department. This position is responsible for providing outreach services and interactions with the public to provide support, counseling and/or referrals. 

The Crisis Counselor is also responsible for evaluation of client's status including personal strengths, areas of concern and needs. Works with individuals, families, and groups to provide outreach, emotional support, individual and group crisis counseling, public educations, and referrals when needed. Represents the program and networks with other agencies and partners to ensure needs of survivors are met. Provides presentations for community groups on disaster reactions, coping skills, stress management, and the disaster response program. Crisis worker is responsible for maintaining client records and assuring standards and guidelines are upheld.

Requirements:
-Bachelor degree in Social Work, Psychology or other behavioral health sciences related field.

-1-2 years of experience in Community Mental Health

-Must be willing to work in the community

People's Health Centers does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status.