YMCA of Greater Seattle

  • CORS YA On-Call Crisis Responder

    Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/13/2018 1:12 AM)
    Regular Part-Time
    # of Openings
    Accelerator YMCA - 2100 Building
    Family Services & Mental Health
    2100 24th Ave S
  • Overview

    Imagine being a part of one of the most respected non-profit organizations in the world - while at the same time improving the overall health and vitality of our community. For more than 135 years the YMCA of Greater Seattle has been transforming lives, encouraging healthy lifestyles and developing future leaders. Enabling people of all ages to achieve their potential and instilling that spirit in others - is at the core of everything we do. We have an immediate job opening for a qualified candidate whose values align with our organization: Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, and Caring.



    Provides comprehensive, short-term crisis outreach services to young adults 18-24 living in transitional housing and shelters in King County experiencing a mental health or behavioral emergency. Stabilizes the initial crisis, provides intensive support and links the young person to ongoing formal and informal support systems.


    1. Provides immediate, short term, acute crisis intervention services to young adults in King County to prevent placement disruption and/or psychiatric hospitalization.
    2. Provides services in the transitional homes, shelters and other community locations of young person served. Meets with each young person with appropriate urgency, intensity and frequency for the crisis situation.
    3. Provides short-term individual stabilization services and resource linkage, including risk assessments, safety planning, life skills training, behavior management, de-escalation training and brief counseling.
    4. Develops and implements Crisis Prevention Plans and makes Treatment Recommendations that are sensitive to the individual's cultural, social and mental health needs. Assists young person in articulating personal goals for recovery, setting action plans to reach their goals, and taking initial steps on their plans.
    5. Documents strengths, problem areas, recovery goals, objectives, interventions, and progress using case management software and approved documentation formats within established timelines.
    6. Teaches housing and shelter staff effective de-escalation and problem solving techniques.
    7. Helps identify and engage natural and community supports conducive to recovery.
    8. Maintains a working knowledge of current trends and developments in the mental health field through continuing education and reading relevant materials.
    9. Reports all critical incidents and adheres to YMCA program policies and procedures.


    1. Masters degree in social work, counseling or related field.
    2. One or more years post-graduate experience in providing short-term mental health services to youth and families from a broad range of cultures and social needs.
    3. Strong knowledge of risk assessments, crisis intervention and de-escalation, wraparound service delivery, parent skills training, safety planning, and case management.
    4. Training and experience in individual, family, and group treatment modalities. Ability to work in a team management approach.
    5. Direct experience and proficiency with computers, basic office software and case management/client tracking software.
    6. Strong organizational skills with an attention to details, time lines and follow-through.
    7. Ability to meet with clients at home and in the community, and to transport clients in a safe and effective manner (Proof of adequate vehicle insurance is required).
    8. Ability to potentially work graveyard, evenings, and weekends.
    9. Registered Associate License in Washington.

    Competencies for success at the Y:

    • Values - Strengthens the Y's culture by demonstrating the values of the Y - honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility - in every aspect of work.
    • Inclusion - Models cultural competence and supports diversity, effectively working with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions.
    • Develop Self and Others - Demonstrates teamwork and personal accountability, seeking and providing feedback, coaching, and resources for development.
    • Quality Results - Takes the initiative and holds self and others accountable to meet or exceed quantitative and qualitative goals relating to people (employees and members), philanthropy, finance and volunteerism.
    • Change Capacity - Facilitates change, seeks opportunities in the change process, models adaptability, and leads transition in support of the Y's mission.
    • Inspire Others - Promotes creativity, generates excitement, and rewards risk taking, while consistently demonstrating a high level of emotional maturity, maintaining a positive attitude and building strong relationships.

    Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities. Competitive pay range and excellent benefit package includes YMCA membership, health, dental, life and disability insurance; tuition assistance; 12% retirement contribution, as eligible.


    The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on results of a background check and drug screening, including screening for marijuana.


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