Crisis Clinician, Crisis Stabilization Unit

Location: Lawrence, MA
Job ID: 169347-1A
Date Posted: Jul 16, 2021
Category: Clinical Professional

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Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome to Beth Israel Lahey Health Behavioral Services. Our team delivers quality care to clients and families in more than 30 communities throughout the North Shore, Merrimack Valley and Greater Boston. Our mission is to provide personal, compassionate, state-of-the-art, integrated behavioral healthcare that makes a difference in the lives of the people and communities we serve. Our services include mental health counseling, addiction treatment, and family and school-based services.


About the Job

Sign on bonus up to $3000 (pro-rated for part time)

The Crisis Stabilization Unit is a 24/7 program that works collaboratively to lead groups, connect clients with medication evaluations and determine aftercare plans. We offer short-term residential stabilization services for individuals with psychiatric and/or substance use disorders. The average length of stay is three to five days. Our Clinicians are a member of the treatment team that works collaboratively to ensure a safe, therapeutic treatment environment. They conduct comprehensive assessments, brief crisis counseling, psycho-education and treatment team functions for individuals.

The ideal candidate is a team player that is motivated and able to build rapport with clients while providing brief crisis intervention.


  • Provides assessment, treatment interventions and brief crisis counseling with the primary objectives including restoration of functioning, strengthening the resources and capacities of the individuals, family and other natural supports.
  • Use Crisis Planning Tools and connection to ongoing medically necessary support services for timely return to a natural setting in the community.
  • Provide individual and group psycho-education, including information about recovery, wellness, crisis self-management and how to access wellness and recovery services available in the community.
  • Contribute to the group programming model in consultation with the CCS nurse manager and ESP Director.
  • Lead group programming to individuals in the program.
  • Coordinate treatment with existing and/or newly established treatment providers.
  • Conduct active, effective and timely discharge planning.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with Emergency Services staff and other providers and referral sources.
  • Maintain current working knowledge and use of all related, internal and external resources, policies, procedures, regulatory and compliance requirements necessary to effectively serve clients with quality care in multiple settings.
  • Answers telephone as needed and provide timely, appropriate response to all referrals.
  • Attend meetings and supervision as required.
  • Complete timely and accurate documentation/assessments.


  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling or a related field
  • License preferred (LICSW, LMHC)
  • Experience in emergency psychiatric services working with adults including training in de-escalation strategies and short term crisis counseling preferred.
  • Valid driver's license, good driving record, and reliable vehicle with an ability to meet persons served in a variety of community settings.

About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is dedicated to improving health and wellness and making a difference in the lives of our patients, their families and all members of the communities we serve.  Formed in March 2019, Beth Israel Lahey Health is a patient-centered, integrated care delivery system providing a continuum of services spanning academic, tertiary and community hospitals, dedicated orthopedic and psychiatric hospitals, primary and specialty care, community acute care, ambulatory care, behavioral services and home health.  Beth Israel Lahey Health Performance Network is a unified joint contracting and population health management organization, jointly governed by participating physicians and hospitals.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.