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7 Jul 2023

Full-Time Program Coordinator – Mobile Crisis Intervention – Onsite

Catholic Charities Serving Central Washington – Posted by CCRecruiting Wenatchee, Washington, United States

Job Description

Excited about this role, but don’t meet 100% of the expected qualifications listed above? We’d still love for you to apply! Catholic Charities Serving Central Washington is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce where unique experiences are valued and everyone has the opportunity to contribute. Research has continuously shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet all the listed qualifications. We want to help overcome this trend and seek to make space for unique and relevant skills and attributes. So, when applying to Catholic Charities Serving Central Washington, rest assured that your application is reviewed by a living, breathing human being, and evaluated based on key competencies needed for success in the position. Questions or concerns? Contact re********@ca*****************.org, we’d be happy to connect!

You can do the work you love, be your authentic self, and make an impact in the lives of thousands. We believe in a culture rooted in community, collaboration, and growth. As an agency we are inspired by our Mission of bringing hope to life, especially those most in need.

Wage Range

$20 – $24 Hourly


Medical, dental, life, flexible spending, EAP, retirement & vol benefits including vision, ltd, life insurance, critical illness, injury accident & ID theft protection. 13 paid holidays, 12 days of vacation, 8 sick days. Bereavement leave, education assistance program. Discretionary longevity award of 1.5% of annual salary starting after 5 years of service.

Position Summary:

The Mobile Crisis Intervention Program Coordinator position will have responsibility for providing direct support and oversight of program and service related duties and support to Mobile Crisis Intervention (MCI) case management and peer certified counseling staff members through modeling appropriate behaviors, training staff members, chart monitoring, and daily schedule adherence, in addition to providing support for direct crisis intervention services with individuals seeking services on a walk-in basis.

The Program Coordinator provides Mobile Outreach follow up support services to individuals experiencing acute emotional crises, with the goal to stabilize the individuals crises in the least restrictive setting possible and support them through follow up services that ensure client is connected or reconnected to any and all available and eligible services. Appropriately utilizes crisis intervention techniques within scope of practice for individual and community stabilization. Program Coordinator duties include but are not limited to providing direction, modeling appropriate behavior, training and guidance of case management and peer certified counseling staff providing services in the community. Assist in monitoring currently enrolled follow-up client charts; inventory and ordering of needed program supplies, inventory and purchasing of program food and meal items, assisting in assessment of program and identifying areas of improvement. This position will partner with Mobile Crisis Intervention Team (MCI) MHPs and Associate Director to implement identified improvements to the program.


Direct Service Duties

  • Provide direct services to ensure seeking services on a Walk-in referral basis and/or in need of crisis follow up services
  • Provides documentation for services provided, documents congruently whenever possible and completed all notes by the end of the business days:
  • Appropriately utilizes crisis intervention and de-escalation techniques for community based individual stabilization by accurately assessing risk to self, others or property; implements appropriate clinical decisions based upon intervention and assessment data
  • Provides treatment planning:
  • Assists in developing an appropriate follow up plan of treatment to further support the individuals functioning and recovery after the initial crisis contact either as part of that initial crisis contact appointment or as follow up the following day, week, month, 3 months, or 6 months.
  • Supports recovery concepts by incorporating the individuals and their familys strengths, and needs into the plan components.
  • Establishes and maintains working relationships with community resources
  • Works with hospital liaison, outpatient staff and PACT team members as well as other professionals in the community to coordinate care in relationship to individuals mental health needs.
  • Communicates with internal and external interdisciplinary team members to facilitate good clinical management of individuals with serious mental illness and coordinates treatment with other providers as indicated
  • Facilitates linkages to medical providers or other community resources when appropriate. Works closely with community agencies including law enforcement, Child Protective Services, hospitals, jails and community physicians to coordinate care and arrange for client’s treatment, as indicated
  • Responds to requests for services by gathering information from consumers/support persons, recording information, and assessing client needs at the individuals location or in another appropriate location
  • Completes necessary paperwork as required, meeting established timelines and making authorized entries in the medical record, follows all procedures for release of information and maintains complete and accurate, concise records and reports.
  • Fosters teamwork and cooperation between team members and Associate Director and works to understand others on the team and is a cooperative team member who willingly helps others performs related jobs
  • Identifies and prioritizes issues, problems and concerns that need to be addressed and resolved, and facilitates resolution accordingly. Includes others in the decision making process when appropriate to make independent, effective decisions using available information.
  • Maintains confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA regulations and educates individuals on matters requiring informed consent.
  • Participates in supervision with Associate Director- Transformation Health and Crisis Mobile Intervention, multi-disciplinary team staff meetings, training, specialist and psychiatric consultation as indicated/requested and required by the Associate Director- Transformation Health and Crisis Mobile Intervention

House and Client Care Responsibilities

  • Supports daily Operation s of Mobile Crisis Intervention (CMI program and services provided)
  • Monitors and ensures staff safety in agency and in the field when providing Crisis Mobile Intervention Team Services
  • Reports to Associate Director regarding potential and safety issues with staff
  • Supports the Associate Director in implementing and enforcing procedures to maximize safety for consumers and staff served
  • Models safe behaviors for other staff members to see and emulate
  • Supports the Associate Director in implementing and enforcing policies and procedures in accordance with best practices and appropriate standards of care for service delivery model
  • Ensures staff compliance with agency guidelines/procedures governing services provided through coordination with the Associate Director
  • Models adherence and compliance to agency guidelines/procedures for other staff members to see and emulate
  • Supports the Associate Director in overseeing staff scheduling (as needed) to assure 7-day/week/365-day per year coverage
  • Provides backup support and assists with weekend and evening coverage as necessary and appropriate
  • Attends Catholic Charities Meetings when asked or required by the Associate Director and/or North Central Behavioral Health Director
  • Supports trained workforce to staff Mobile Crisis Intervention
  • Assists in interviewing personnel, participates in making recommendations for hiring new staff
  • Orients new staff and provides training to all incoming and existing staff members in support of Associate Director
  • Supports new employees in skill development and goal attainment during the orientation process
  • Provides appropriate and frequent performance feedback to Associate Director for all Certified Peer Counselor and Case Management Staff
  • Assists in keeping staff informed of agency, program, and regulatory body changes that impact service delivery
  • Assists Associate Director in tracking annual training on topics related to care/treatment of mental illness, CPI, first aid, safety, substance abuse, and management of patient behavior, ethics, as well as, other topics necessary to assure competent service delivery by staff
  • Assists in facilitating team meetings as needed to promote team planning for individuals served
  • Identifies needs for individual training and performance plans with the Associate Director related to staff as needed
  • Coaches and provides performance feedback to facilitate staff development; contributes information to staff evaluations through report to the Associate Director in a timely and thorough manner using agency performance review protocols
  • Supports and models engagement with individuals with serious mental illness and encourages staff members use of appropriate treatment options and recovery supports to address and remove potential obstacles to client recovery
  • Provides feedback to the Associate Director on staff adherence to scope of practice within the Mobile Crisis Intervention Team (MCI) program.
  • Communicates in a professional manner that promotes team work, dignity and a respectful environment.
  • Creates and retains positive relationships and promotes trust and respect
  • Advocates for persons served when the need exists; promotes and teaches advocacy skills to staff when needed
  • Contributes to the development and implementation of quality services consistently looks for better ways to perform job duties, make appropriate changes and participates in relevant agency quality improvement projects
  • Assists the Associate Director in creating structures, systems and processes that encourage successful innovation in delivering least restrictive mental health services to individuals with serious mental illness at risk for hospitalization or experiencing individualized self-defined crisis
  • Coordinates with staff in other programs to ensure coordination with the agencys crisis and/or outpatient services
  • Works closely with the Hospital Liaison, Crisis Services, Supportive Housing, PACT and Outpatient teams to ensure appropriate care alternatives are identified and implemented whenever possible to achieve client symptom stabilization and decrease high frequency Emergency Department and other more expensive services

Perform other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

The following requirements are those that are normally required for performance of this position. Any disabled applicant or incumbent who does not meet or more of the physical requirements, but who can perform the essential function of the job (with or without reasonable accommodations) shall be deemed to meet these requirements.

Physical Requirements:

This position normally requires that physical demands of standing, walking, bending, lifting or performing other work requiring low physical exertion, talking and hearing on a regular basis to perform the job requirements. These physical demands are required up to 80% of the time. Position also requires ability to drive with adequate vision and skill.

Non-Physical Requirements:


  • High School Diploma, required
  • Bachelors Degree in Mental Health, Counseling, Social Work or related field, preferred


  • 2 years experience in Mental Health with High School Diploma

Special Skills

  • Knowledge of Behavioral Health Care delivery to adults
  • Knowledge of Washington Administrative Codes for Mobile Outreach Team (MOT) Services
  • Ability to work with others to accomplish objectives and achieve expected results
  • Strong stabilization skills
  • Possess good verbal and written communication skills for communicating with persons served of all ages and staff
  • Uses the computer effectively and adheres to Catholic Charities standards, following the agencys security guidelines and procedures
  • Recognizes cultural, racial and other issues that impact treatment, relationships and communications, and integrates that knowledge to work effectively with different cultures
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Uses a strength based approach with staff and promotes a positive work environment
  • Ability to represent the agency in a professional manner within the community
  • Understands and adheres to Catholic Charities philosophy and expectations for professional service

Licensure, Registration, Certification

  • Valid Washington State drivers license and agency minimum required liability insurance
  • Agency Affiliated Counselor Registration
  • First Aid/CPR Certification

Employment is conditional upon:

  • Being cleared by criminal background check and fingerprinting when required
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How to Apply

To apply for this position, please submit a current resume to mgarcia@catholiccharitiescw.org or by applying at this site.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: full-time, Mobile Crisis Intervention, Program Coordinator, washington, and Wenatchee. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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