Crisis Counselor

$17 - $18 yearly
  • Boys Town
  • Omaha, NE, USA
  • May 21, 2024
Full time Other Behavioral Health Positions

Job Description

Join Boys Town as a Crisis Counselor and provide vital support and crisis counseling in response to various forms of communication. Starting pay is $17 - $18/hr (plus shift differential), and this role is onsite in Omaha, Nebraska.

Major Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Provide short-term crisis counseling or resource information via telephone, email, chat, text, or other electronic formats.
  • Assess immediate and long-term safety of clients and respond appropriately.
  • Use basic counseling techniques to assess client needs.
  • Stay calm and objective during life-threatening situations, seeking senior staff support when necessary.
  • Provide clients with information, including parenting skills and problem-solving advice.
  • Utilize an internal database to access local service referrals for clients.
  • Follow established procedures and use judgment within each situation.
  • Refer clients to appropriate services when needs are beyond the scope of services.
  • Document details of each contact and provide necessary reports.
  • Respond to Helpline overflow contacts and transfer to appropriate departments as necessary.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Understanding of regulatory requirements pertaining to youth care.
  • Strong interpersonal, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and web-based communication formats.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, maintaining confidentiality and professionalism.
  • Ability to build trust and maintain professional relationships.
  • High typing or texting accuracy and speed.
  • Ability to assess situations quickly, make decisions in sensitive areas, and adapt responses while maintaining procedural integrity.
  • Knowledge of the Boys Town Model.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Social or Behavioral Sciences.
  • Previous crisis intervention or hotline experience.

At Boys Town, we embrace diversity and inclusion, recognizing that our differences make us stronger and drive better results. If you're passionate about providing support in critical situations, apply now to become a Crisis Counselor and make a meaningful impact.

Apply Here: Crisis Counselor at Boys Town

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