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Central Receiving Facility - Licensed Counselor #2714
Job Code:2018-600-001
Department:Central Receiving
FT/PT Status:Full Time Regular
Job Location:Leon County


The Master’s Level Central Receiving Facility (CRF) Counselor ensures that the receipt of the appropriate legal Baker Act/Marchman Act documents required for involuntary and voluntary admissions, and provides guidance and assistance to Law Enforcement and community providers in ensuring their correct completion.  Counselors ensure that all preliminary assessments are completed quickly and efficiently. Counselors initiate contact with family and/or significant others for additional information, if appropriate.  The Counselor initiates/coordinates the admission or transfer to TMBHC, CRMC, EPH, Detox or PATH.  

Completes thorough clinical assessment of all clients entering the CRF, including their presenting problems, psychiatric and substance abuse history, medical issues, lethality, and overall mental status. Uses this information to formulate a clinical impression, provisional diagnosis, and treatment recommendations. Completes all necessary paperwork for initial entry into system. Ensures signatures for consent to treatment are obtained for all ACI admissions.

Knowledge and experience using therapeutic techniques in order to provide brief, solution-focused counseling and crisis intervention to clients calling or entering the CRF needing such service.

Coordinates referrals and transfers to the appropriate receiving facility per Agency procedures, including notification to families, Agency departments and outside agencies.

Develops crisis management plans with clients that do not meet the criteria for inpatient services and ensures they are referred to community resources.

Ensures excellent customer service, attending to questions and concerns immediately.

Education and Experience:
  • Master’s degree from an accredited university or college with a major in the field of counseling, social work, psychology, criminal justice, rehabilitation, special education, health education, health science, or a related human services field.
  • One (1) year of related work experience in a mental health-related field required. Inpatient psychiatric experience preferred.
  • LCSW or LMHC required.

 Shift: 7:30pm-8am, days of the week vary, every other weekend off.

Rate of Pay: $22.00hr, plus shift differential

To be considered for employment, you will be required to undergo a criminal background check, employment references check, and drug screening.