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Requisition Number 17-0044
Post Date 10/3/2017
Title Crisis Counselor - B/L Vietnamese - (Continuous)
Full Time/Part Time FT/Non-Exempt - Hourly
Division Clinical
Pay Frequency Semi-Monthly
City Culver City
State CA
Description

Scope of Position

In the Suicide Prevention Center (SPC) programs at the Culver Palms site, a crisis counselor provides telephone and chat assistance to individuals in crisis. An additional $3.00 per hour will be paid for shifts worked overnight. Candidates must have successfully completed the SPC Crisis Hotline Training in order to be considered for this position. Full-Time and Part-Time positions are available. Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services offers benefits to employees that work 20 hours per week or more.

Language Requirements

Candidate must be bilingual (Vietnamese and English)

Essential Functions

  • Offering crisis counseling services via telephone and chat.
  • Working alongside shift supervisors to answer, manage, screen and conduct lethality assessments of crisis calls.
  • Serving as a mandated reporter in cases of suspected abuse.
  • Maintaining accurate and detailed call reports.
  • Fulfilling continuing education requirements as requested or required for the agency and the Suicide Prevention Center program.
  • Assisting in the training process of new counselors and volunteers.
  • Participating in community outreach events such as resource tables and presentations about suicide prevention.
  • Attending routinely scheduled meetings as requested or required for the Suicide Prevention Center.
Requirements

Job Requirements 

  • Possess a high school Diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Have open availability to work within a 24/7 program, including weekends and holidays.
  • Have successfully completed the Suicide Prevention Center training program as a volunteer.  
  • Must have completed ASIST training.
  • Have knowledge of all job specific skills including lethality assessment, data collection, and call triage.
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills and can positively interact with others over the phone and in person.
  • Have working knowledge of using a personal computer including word processing and crisis line related software.
Candidates must be able to successfully pass our pre-employment screenings, including a Vietnamese language assessment, a background check, and Live Scan fingerprinting.
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