Crisis Intervention Specialist


AbbeHealth Services - is a regional nonprofit organization dedicated to providing mental health and aging services that help individuals achieve their optimum levels of independence and success. 


GUIDELINK Mental Health Access Center is a new and innovative facility serving individuals in a mental health or substance use crisis.  Penn Center, Inc. is seeking crisis intervention support staff who desire to be a part of this new collaborative model of service in Johnson County.   These candidates will support both the 23 hour crisis observation program and substance abuse programs.  This is an opportunity for individuals to be a part of an innovative team of experts working collaboratively to provide care to individuals experiencing a substance use or mental health crisis within our communities, who may need short term community-based crisis care.


Seeking full-time and part-time 1st shift and 2nd shift rotation (7am-3pm and 3pm-11pm) and fulltime 3rd shift (11pm-7am has a shift differential of $1.00).  Weekend packages $3.00 incentive also being considered.



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 crisis intervention support staff 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 with 1 year of mental health related experience.   Highschool diploma or 2- year Associates degree will be considered with 2 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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Social distancing measure are taken and face masks are required. Temperatures are taken at the beginning of each day for all personnel; this includes new hires.

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Crisis Intervention Specialist


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Job ID: 74366

Posted 18 days ago

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