Crisis Stabilization Direct Support Professional


Penn Center Community Based Services, is a subsidiary of AbbeHealth Services located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and surrounding areas. 



Crisis Services are designed to assist individuals who are in a mental health crisis and need a supportive environment and staff to help them work through the crisis.  We provide a stable and consistent environment to adults who are experiencing a mental health crisis in a community setting 24 hours per day 7 days per week.   Staff role is to collaborate with the individual in crisis to develop and implement a crisis stabilization plan. This plan will assist the individual developing and implementing strategies which will help them to manage the impact of the crisis as they return home. The direct support professional will create a supportive environment that includes admission process to the program, assessing status and immediate needs in collaboration with the mental health team. The collaborative atmosphere will also include skill development interventions with the individual and documenting observable behaviors and symptoms. 



Bachelor’s degree in social work, nursing, psychology or other human services related is preferred.   Highschool diploma or 2- year Associates degree will be considered.  Two years of relatable work experience in mental health and other human service-related positions.  Must pass records and driving checks, pre-employment drug screen and have a valid Iowa driver’s license.


AbbeHealth provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.

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Crisis Stabilization Direct Support Professional


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Job ID: 70986

Posted 14 days ago

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