Under the supervision of the 911 Dispatch Program Manager, this mental health professional is a member of the Williamson County Crisis Team. This position will collaborate with the Williamson County Emergency Operations Center and will assist with providing appropriate supports to a variety of behavioral health crisis situations, ranging from low acuity to high acuity. The mental health dispatcher assists in providing phone-based crisis intervention and de-escalation to persons in crisis. This position will be able to partner with law enforcement, the medical community, schools, families, and social services agencies in a collaborative effort to assist persons in crisis. The individual utilizes strong knowledge of the principles, methods, techniques, and practices of working with individuals experiencing a behavioral health, substance use, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, or co-occurring needs crisis, and can communicate effectively with diverse cultures and socio-economic populations. Position will utilize knowledge of public mental health and community resources to collaboratively safety plan with persons in crisis to access appropriate services. Utilizes a unique set of skills and experiences using integrated computer database programs (multitask to review information in multiple systems while engaging and assessing a person in crisis over the phone).
This position works a flexible schedule as part of an interdisciplinary team of behavioral health specialists.
Evening, Overnight shifts available
Location: San Gabriel Crisis Center & Wilco Emergency Communications Center
Salary: $25.23 – $37.98/hr (Includes Williamson County differential)
*Range of salary subject to applicable differentials listed below*
2 years previous crisis experience: $2.00/hour
LCDC Licensure: $0.50/hr
Evening Shift: $2.00/hour
Why join our team?
BTCS Values our team members and believes it is important to reward and compensate our team members for their contribution to our success. BTCS offers competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package and generous leave accruals.
Medical Insurance: Through BlueCross Blue Shield, we offer comprehensive medical coverage for you and your eligible dependents with access to network and non-network health care providers. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.
Dental Insurance: Through Dental Select, we offer two coverage plans for dental care, to include preventative, basic and major services. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.
Vision Insurance: Through BlueCross BlueShield, we offer vision coverage to include discounts on everyday vision needs, such as eye exams and glasses and/ or contacts. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.
Prescription Plan: Through BlueCross BlueShield, we offer discounts on generic, preferred or brand-name drugs as well as non-preferred drugs at pharmacies or through a convenient home delivery program. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.
Flexible Spending Accounts: Optional pre-tax contributions for medical reimbursement and dependent care plans.
Family and Medical Leave: Job protection to provide care related to a child’s birth or adoption, or for yourself or a family member’s serious health condition.
Employee Assistance Program: Through Alliance Worksite Solutions, we offer a no cost, confidential employee assistance program as a resource to resolve personal, family, financial and legal problems for employees and their dependents.
Professional Development: Joining Bluebonnet Trails is about joining a culture of inclusiveness, collaboration, trust, and the invitation and expectation to have a voice. Bluebonnet offers employees the opportunity to participate in professional development that is skill based and offers continuing education courses to enhance knowledge and performance via online courses and instructor led webinars.
|Credentials||Minimum Qualifications: Must meet requirements for and obtain the Qualified Mental Health Professional – Community Services (QMHP-CS) certification; Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services field or 24 course hours in human services if degree is in other field; minimum of two years case management experience; must have Texas Driver’s License and maintain approved driving status throughout employment.|
Must have skills and experience using integrated computer database programs to access files and document treatment services and the ability to organize and prioritize work assignments.
Preferred Qualifications: Bilingual in Spanish
Master’s Degree in Human Services
|Salary Amount||$52,478 - 78,998/year|
|Closing Date||Open until filled|