Therapist - Crisis Assessment

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Pay is based on experience. $39,998 - $69,957 annually , full-time, 40 hrs per week, benefits eligible.

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Our goal at the Bert Nash Center is to build a healthier community by responding to needs and working to restore lives. We accomplish this by believing in our team. Each person that works for the Bert Nash Center contributes directly to the success of our clients, organization, and community.

Our values of compassion, integrity, and equity reflect in everything we do.

We want our team members to excel at work and thrive away from work.  Because of this belief and our value for each of our team members, the Center offers the best benefits package possible at a very reasonable price.

Responsibilities and Duties:  

The primary responsibility of the Crisis Assessment Specialist is to complete a crisis assessment for Douglas County recipients that may be in need of admission to an acute care psychiatric hospital and anyone requesting admission to a state hospital.  Specific duties include:

  • Conduct crisis assessment interviews including a mental status assessment of  suicidal/homicidal risk, and an evaluation of whether this individual meets the  inpatient psychiatric admission criteria;
  • Provide crisis counseling and determine, as a matter of course, whether the client would be appropriate for referral to outpatient care, or other services as an alternative to hospitalization;
  • Conduct all Reform Hospital Assessments;

After hours Crisis Assessments:

The Crisis Assessment Specialist is eligible to work as an After hours Crisis Assessment Specialists, with approval from the Access Center Service Director. 


  • Graduation from an accredited four year college or university plus a master's degree from an accredited school of social work, psychology or nursing;
  • Required license through the KS BSRB
  • Minimum of two years experience in a mental health outpatient setting (or similar setting) providing screening, psychiatric evaluation, crisis/emergency services and diagnoses