Crisis Intervention Counselor – Vermilion County

Crosspoint Human Services

Location: Danville, IL

End date: 2018-03-30


Crisis Intervention Counselor needed for mobile crisis response team in Vermilion County. Crisis Intervention Counselors are the point of contact for all crisis calls, 24 hours a day, seven days a week; whether someone just needs to talk over the phone or they need to be assessed for a psychiatric hospitalization.

Our crisis counselors work on a four week rotation that includes nights, weekends, and holidays. During their first two weeks they serve either primary or back up worker on the crisis line. As the primary crisis worker, they take care of all crisis calls coming through. As the back-up worker, they take care of any over flow crisis calls that the primary worker cannot handle or respond to within required time-frames. During normal business hours, when they are not responding to crisis’, the primary and back up on call workers assist with intakes or complete required follow ups. The third week, they serve a rotation in the office where they work with walk in crisis, and conduct intake appointments. The fourth week, they are off with pay. In lieu of accruing vacation time, they are off work with pay every fourth week; totaling 13 weeks of vacation per year.

This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in a Human Services related field; Master’s degree with license preferred. Master’s level candidates must meet the qualifications to be a QMHP per Illinois Department of Human Services Rule 132 definitions: An individual possessing at least a master’s degree in counseling and guidance, rehabilitation counseling, social work, vocational counseling,psychology, pastoral counseling, or family therapy or related field, who has successfully completed a practicum or internship that included a minimum of 1,000 hours of supervised direct service in a mental health setting, or who has one year of clinical experience under the supervision of a QMHP. BA/BS/BSW – $15.00/hour; MA/MS/MSW – $18.07/hour; LPC/LSW – $19.24/hour; LCPC/LCSW – $19.98/hour. This position requires working nights, weekends, and holidays during the on call rotation.

Contact Info

Michelle Nelson

210 Ave. C