Behavioral Health First Responder - LPC/LCSW

Behavioral Health Link - Waynesboro, GA

Full-timeEstimated: $44,000 - $56,000 a year

Serves as first responder to providing community-based, face-to-face, rapid response to children and adults with behavioral health conditions, intellectual/developmental disabilities, and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in an active state of crisis. This service operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. MCRS is provided in community settings including, but not limited to: homes, residential settings, other treatment/support settings, schools, hospital emergency departments, jails, and social service settings.

Serve as lead in MCRS response providing clinical oversight to MCRS team Complete the assessment of the immediate needs of the individual; the level of risk to the individual and/or others due to the crisis; contributing environmental, medical, psychiatric, and/or interpersonal factors; resources available to the individual in the current setting to resolve the crisis, and community resources that may be accessed to resolve the crisis. Assist in deescalating the crisis situation through the provision of support to the individual. Provide assistance to the individual and, when present, family/caregivers in identifying precursors to the crisis and potential solutions for resolving the crisis within the setting. Provide assistance to the individual and, when present, family/caregivers in developing a crisis plan to decrease the potential for future crisis occurrences. Identify and, when possible, link the individual to needed community resources, including medical, psychiatric, autism, and other services, including DBHDD services required to meet immediate and/or ongoing needs. Assess when the immediate safety needs of the individual require referral to a higher level of care than is available through mobile crisis services and facilitating the referral Initiate 1013/1014 as needed.

Arrange for and/or, when necessary, provide transportation to emergency and crisis facilities, (ERs, CSUs, BHCCs, IDD/ASD-specific IDD crisis homes), based upon the safety needs of the individual. Provide short-term, behavioral health and/or intellectual and developmental disability services for individuals. Complete appropriate documentation, follow-up and disposition of cases in accordance with established guidelines and standards. Communicate and coordinate care with other team members, ensuring the safety of the team, serviced individuals and general public. Prepare end of shift reports, communicating unresolved issues with the next shift and concerns/problems with management staff. Respond and arrive on site within 59 minutes of the dispatch by GCAL Maintain current license in the state of Georgia and adheres to the professional Code of Ethics.

(Shifts: 4pm-12:30am, Sunday - Thursday or Tuesday - Saturday)

Job Type: Full-time


  • relevant: 1 year (Required)
  • mobile crisis: 3 years (Preferred)


  • Weekends required