A Crisis Intervention Specialist serves as the first point of contact for clients calling the crisis center. Obtaining experience in crisis intervention is vital for anyone looking to enter the fields of criminal justice, social services, etc. Personal experience working with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault crime presents a unique opportunity to build your resume. The Specialist will field incoming calls to crisis lines, complete the intake process for new clients, provide referrals, and connect victims to advocates. Crisis Intervention Specialists will also be asked to assist Victim Advocates with protective order filing, court accompaniment, and safety planning. Primary Responsibilities: -Answering all incoming calls, including crisis calls, informational calls, follow-up contact calls and calls for staff members -Completing crisis call assessment forms with callers to determine program eligibility and appropriateness -Following agency rules and protocols for admitting people to the center -Fostering an environment of respect with clients, callers and staff -Supporting other staff as needed including: -Accompanying the victims to court for criminal cases, protective orders or child in need of services (CHINS) cases -Providing the victims with empathy and support during court accompaniment -Providing the victims with resources and referrals for medical, legal, shelter/housing, employment, clinics, counseling/support groups assistance -Providing follow-ups Skills: -Ability to stay calm and use appropriate judgment in responding to crisis and security situations -Critical thinking and evaluation skills -Ability to handle multiple tasks -Attention to detail in record keeping, coordination and documentation -Excellent organizational skills -Ability to problem solve and make appropriate decisions in urgent situations -Awareness and adherence to confidentiality and boundries -Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) -Punctuality and dependability _Proactive

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