Crisis Intervention Team Specialist
Job Code: CITSPEC - 113
Revision Date: November 8, 2022
hourly; $42,636 annually
are an agency committed to innovative behavioral health services in
trauma-informed care that promote healing and recovery to instill a sense of
empowerment and foster a lifelong sense of resilience.
The position of CIT
Specialist is a Crisis Intervention Team assignment where you will be partnered
with a police officer assigned from the El Paso Police Department, a Deputy
with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office, or an officer with the Socorro Police
Department that will respond to mental health crisis calls throughout the
community and will offer crisis intervention, stabilization, and assessment
services while in the field. This unit
is operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Work involves
developing short-term contact with clients, client families, and service
providers for medical, social, educational, and related service needs.
class works independently, under limited supervision, reporting major
activities through periodic meetings.
functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent
working in this position. Management may assign additional functions related to
the type of work of the position as necessary.
- Staffs all screenings with
Administrator on Duty, the clinician, and or Practitioner on call to
provide the most appropriate disposition based on the client's individual
needs, using least restrictive environment to stabilize the
- Respond to mental health community crisis calls.
- Provide on- and off-site face-to-face, emergency screening
assessments and rapid crisis intervention and crisis management.
- Communicates disposition to the
manager on shift and the Crisis Hotline for on and offsite assessments.
Will assist mental health response police officer in transporting
consumers to service facilities when required.
- Links consumer to immediate
crisis stabilization and intervention services under the Crisis &
Emergency Services division when required.
- Provides client tailored
community referrals and linkage to assist the client in meeting individual
needs and psychosocial requirements, to include psychiatric needs.
- If inpatient stabilization is
needed, provides ongoing coordination with psychiatric facilities.
- Documents any service delivery,
intervention conducted, communication with others to include outside
agency personnel with rationale for intervention, date, time, name of
person spoken to, and purpose.
- Reviews clinical documentation
for quality, completeness, and timeliness.
- This position requires
flexibility for work scheduling purposes and requires on-going cross
training that involves changes in police or clinical operating procedures
to effectively accomplish position duties and meet performance
- Acquires and maintains
credentialing requirements at all times.
- Complies with all additional
unit trainings as designated by unit and center management.
- Exemplifies teamwork through
good communication, cooperation, respect and dignity towards clients,
co-workers, collaborating agency staff, outside agency personnel, and EHN
- Performs other duties as
Education and Experience Requirements
a Bachelor's degree, Master's degree preferred, in Psychology, Social Sciences or related behavioral field, supplemented
by two (2) years of direct casework/case management experience; or possession
of any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which
provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities.
with trauma-informed services; cognitive behavioral therapies, including Dialectical
Behavioral Therapy (DBT); and motivational therapies including the use of
Knowledge and Abilities
of trauma-informed theories, principals, and practices (includes multi-faceted
understanding of concepts such as community trauma, intergenerational and
historical trauma, parallel processes, and universal precautions), preferred.
Performs field work that involves walking or standing some of the
time and involves exerting up to 25 pounds of force on a regular and recurring
basis or sustained keyboard operations.
Hazards (Work Environment)
- Involves routine and frequent exposure to:
- Bright/dim light;
Dusts and pollen.
- Extreme heat and/or
cold; Wet or humid conditions.
- Extreme noise
- Vibration; Fumes
and/or noxious odors.
- Traffic; Moving
- Electrical shock;
chemicals; Explosives; Violence.
- Other extreme
hazards not listed above.
Certifications and Licenses
- Must be able to be credentialed
as a Qualified Mental Health Practitioner Community Service (QMHP-CS)
within the timeframe designated by EHN.
- Applicant can also hold the
following licensures under this position. Licensed Master Social Worker
(LMSW), Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPC-A); Licensed
Marriage and Family Therapist Associate (LMFT-A)
- Employee must be able to pass an extensive and detailed
background investigation to be hired for CIT through the El Paso Police
Department or Sheriff's Department.
- Must possess and maintain a
valid state Driver's License with an acceptable driving record.
- Must be able to pass a TB,
criminal background and drug screen.
with Disabilities Act Compliance(ADA)
Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Americans with
Disabilities Act (ADA) requires Emergence Health Network to provide reasonable
accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current
employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.
- Staffing requirements,
including criteria that staff have diverse disciplinary backgrounds, have
necessary State required license and accreditation, and are culturally and
linguistically trained to serve the needs of the clinic's patient
- Credentialed, certified, and
licensed professionals with adequate training in person-centered, family
centered, trauma informed, culturally-competent and recovery-oriented
- Must be able to wear a
ballistic vest and flashlight when required.
Note: This Class Description does not constitute an employment
agreement between the Emergence Health Network and an employee and is subject
to change by the Emergence Health Network as its needs change.