Portland Fire & Rescue is looking for Mental Health Crisis Responder I and II to join the Portland Street Response!
About the Mental Health Crisis Responder I position:
The Mental Health Crisis Responder I will co-respond to non-emergent 911 calls in partnership with an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and a Peer Support Specialist. The Mental Health Crisis Responder I engages with individuals who exhibit sub-acute crises, behavioral health, and substance abuse conditions. This position provides crisis intervention, face-to-face mental health assessments, information and referrals, and offers brief supportive counseling to clients in the field, who are in emotional distress and/or seeking information on available mental health services. The Mental Health Crisis Responder I and the team are dispatched to 911 calls that present no criminal intent, fire, or medical emergency.
Swing shift (11:30am – 10pm)
Night shift (9:30pm – 8am)
Salary: $53,539-$99,237 Annually
As the Mental Health Crisis Responder I you will be responsible for the following:
Conduct professional assessments in mental health evaluations per program policies and procedures and determine the appropriate intervention.
Provide crisis intervention, suicide prevention and supportive counseling to clients who are in emotional distress.
De-escalate a low-acuity crisis and close the case, and/or refer out to outside agencies who can provide further wrap-around care as needed.
Develop and implement effective risk reduction and mitigation plans.
Document client encounters and outcomes in the care plan and appropriate medical records.
Participate in program meetings and relevant local and regional trainings.