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Crisis Management Intervention Specialist

San Jose, CA

Job Type:

Full Time

About the Role

Crisis Management Intervention Specialist will determine risk of harm and appropriate levels of care for services and referrals in response to crisis. The intervention specialist will also support around psych-social assessments, 5150 assessment, substance use crises, de-escalation and other levels of care as needed to maintain quality services to current and former foster youth ages 15-24 engaged in ILP and Hub services. Will also partner with law enforcement as needed.


· Conduct assessments, evaluations, and interventions for current and former foster youth

· Provide support to youth who have witnessed and/or experienced traumatic grief, loss, or a tragic event

· Perform brief crisis intervention counseling with youth

· Develop client safety plans

· Initiates 5150s per policies and procedures, as needed

· Use client centered and client empowering TCP approach, will provide assistance to youth in treatment planning to develop an “Individualized Treatment Plan”

· Provide skill-based and solution-oriented focused care

· Maintain and practices techniques for dealing with emotional problems and environmental stimuli to help clients

· Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures

· Prepares and completes mandated reports, case summaries, correspondence, and other written materials

· Collaborate with ILP Case Managers, DFCS, and other community partners to link youth to services that will enhance their functioning and positive outcomes

· Maintain statistical data and complete reports as appropriate.

· Must be able to communicate effectively, get along with coworkers and management and deal effectively and professionally under pressure.


Masters (M.A.) from four-year college or university; or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of needs of current and former foster youth and experience working with culturally diverse youth required.


$82,000.00 - $90,000.00 per year, 100% employer paid Benefits


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About the Company

Bill Wilson Center is a nationally and regionally recognized leader for providing services to at-risk youth and families. Our agency -- from our executive team to our line staff -- is committed to improving the lives and conditions of the people we serve. We provide direct services to more than 3,500 children, youth, young adults and families in Santa Clara County. BWC provides services that meet the cultural and linguistic needs of our whole community. We value our unique ethnic diversity as well as the LGBTQ community and non-able body community. Join us and become a difference maker at Bill Wilson Center! Find out more at

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