Job Description

The Youth Mobile Crisis Mental Health Professional (Y-MHP) provides proactive crisis intervention and crisis response services to adolescent youth or individuals in the community, assuring individualized quality behavioral health services which contribute to the well-being of citizens of Grant County with behavioral health issues.

As part of the Youth Mobile Crisis Team, the Y-MHP will assist in providing brief services and intervention to youth experiencing a behavioral health crisis. The Y-MHP will provide face-to-face response in the community in order to identify and assess the crisis situation and reduce any immediate risk of danger. The Y-MHP will work on a multidisciplinary team comprised of crisis peer support specialists as well as crisis intervention specialists. This position also provides services and functions of a County Designated Crisis Responder, including investigation for involuntary placements.

Renew services provides individual and/or group treatment services to individuals with emotional, behavioral mental, and substance use disorders, to enhance independent choice, satisfaction, and optimum participation in the community, family, and employment or education environments.  This position will be required to work various hours/days of the week, including on-call hours and is expected to work a minimum of 40 hours per week.  The schedule for this position will be set by the Clinical Supervisor or designated manager/director.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The following examples of duties and accountabilities illustrate the general range of tasks assigned to the position but are not intended to define the limits of required duties.  Other essential duties may be assigned consistent with the general scope of the position. Employee must comply with all County and department policies, procedures, WAC’s, or other regulatory bodies.

  • Provides prompt responses to calls and requests and makes appropriate, consistent, discretionary judgments in the provision of crisis/emergency services as well as providing disposition to the referral source.
  • Provides telephone screening, face-to-face crisis intervention and follow-up services to enrolled and non-enrolled individuals in various service locations including jails, hospitals, individual’s homes, and youth facilities, etc.
  • Complete staffing after designated shift to the next crisis worker.
  • Respond to crisis calls, crisis walk-ins and provides crisis stabilization services. Respond to ProtoCall calls and review daily reports for client follow-up and referral as indicated.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with the community, medical, law enforcement, DCFS, schools, MCO’s, Juvenile, DSHS, and other county agencies, as appropriate, to ensure continuity of care for individuals served in Grant County.
  • Develop, implement and participate in training-needs updates with the supervisor to increase competencies that are necessary to the provision of quality services Designated Crisis Responder.
  • Respond to calls as determined by contract.
  • Provide inpatient hospital liaison coordination, discharge planning, and complete post-hospital services.
  • Assures services are provided which support the individual’s rights and are compatible with the particular culture and primary language of the individual.
  • Create Crisis plans with individuals in collaboration with natural supports and other community partners involved during a crisis situation.
  • Actively participate in staffing’s, team meetings, and consultations, as requested.
  • Meets competency level for service coding, billing requirements, and other direct service standards as established by the Agency.
  • Assures that all documentation, timelines, and records meet the Washington Administrative Code (WAC), Revised Codes of Washington (RCW), contracts, and all other applicable Agency requirements.
  • Documents accurately in client records within established Agency timelines.
  • This position will require the individual to become designated as a crisis responder to be able to assist with DCR duties as needed.
  • Actively participates in training and other meetings, whether in or out of office, as requested.

Education, Experience, and Licensing
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Any combination of education and experience may be substituted as long as it provides the desired skills, knowledge and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  1. Master’s Degree in applicable field;
  2. Mental Health Professional as outlined in current WAC’s and RCW’;s
  3. At least two years (2) of related experience in the direct treatment of individuals and families with emotional/behavioral disorders;
  4. Strong assessment (risk, suicidal, crisis intervention and diagnostic) and counseling skills;
  5. Demonstrated ability to respond appropriately to aggressive behaviors with least restrictive interventions;
  6. Strong written and spoken communication skills
  7. Demonstrated time management, organizational and networking skills
  8. Good personal computer operations experience and skills including Word and Excel
  9. Valid Washington State Driver’s License: Must have a safe reliable vehicle with proof of automobile insurance;
  10. Background Check: Must have an acceptable background report, at time of hire and every three years afterward;
  11. Driving Abstract: Must have an acceptable driving report; and
  12. Washington State Registered Agency Affiliated Counselor Credential: Licensure preferred. Must maintain an active credential with the State of Washington.


  1. Experience in crisis response/emergency services;
  2. Experience working with Youth;
  3. Strong attention to detail and accuracy;
  4. Experience working in the Substance Use Disorders;
  5. Experience with a clinical computer software program;
  6. A full range of clinical knowledge including treatment of children, adults, couples and families
  7. Spanish Bilingual/Bicultural; or
  8. Knowledge of County and Agency policies and procedures.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
Working Conditions:

Work is primarily performed inside but can be performed in varying temperatures.  Employee may be exposed to office supply odors or vapors.  Employee may also be exposed to sub-sanitary environments.

Physical Requirements:

The physical abilities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, sit, write, hear, speak and lift up to 50 lbs. of unequal weight.   Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distance vision, peripheral, depth perception.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Union Representation

This position is represented by Teamsters Local #760 and a member of the Intake & Crisis bargaining unit.

Employee Benefits

Grant County offers a competitive benefits package to include:

  • Health Insurance:  Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Leave: Vacation, Sick, Paid Holidays
  • Retirement through Department of Retirement Systems (DRS)
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Supplemental Retirement/Deferred Compensation
  • Supplemental Life & AD&D, LTD Insurance

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

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