CIRT Therapist - $53,929.00 - $78,894.00 Annually

CIRT - Therapist

Job Code: THER - 121
Revision Date: Dec 21, 2018

Salary Range: 
$25.93 - $42.41 Hourly
$2,074.40 - $3,392.80 Biweekly
$53,929.00 - $88,222.00 Annually

FLSA: Exempt


We are an agency committed to innovative behavioral health services in trauma-informed care that promote healing and recovery to instill a sense of empowerment and foster a lifelong sense of resilience.

General Description

The purpose of this job is to be a member of the Criminal Incident Response Team, which serve victims of mass casualty criminal incidents and communities throughout Readiness, Response, and Recovery phases. Specifically, Criminal Incident Response Teams serve victims of crime and communities through training, technical assistance, education, community outreach, case management, hotline support, exercises and drills, deployment and behavioral health direct care services (including therapy), assessments, and community resource linkage.

Position provides counseling, crisis stabilization and support services to victims of crime that may include brief psychological interventions, therapy, Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM), or other evidence based or evidence informed best practices for victim services. 

The position works under general supervision, developing work methods and sequences, and is assigned to the Clinical Services Unit, and will work independently or in a team setting.

Duties and Responsibilities

The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this position. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the position as necessary.

  • Conducts individual and/or group therapy and crisis intervention sessions to assist crime victim survivors in reaching goals and provide necessary counseling and guidance to support behavioral changes. Crisis intervention for ensuring crime victim survivors safety and referral to appropriate level of care.
  • Prepares Person Centered Recovery plans and reviews in order to determine therapeutic goals and maintain consistency between sessions.
  • Assesses psychosocial status of crime victim survivors to determine appropriate level of behavioral health care and/or social service needs and referrals.
  • Conducts, coordinates, and/or facilitates trainings, presentations, and meetings to Local Mental Health Authorities and other organizations. 
  • Participates in trainings to maintain state and organizational requirements as well as professional development to ensure best practices with crime victim survivors.
  • Deploys to impacted communities during and after a mass violence criminal incident.
  • Collaborates with other victim service providers, volunteers, and community partners to provide behavioral health services to victims of crime during response and long-term recovery.
  • Maintains a caseload of families impacted by a mass criminal incident.
  • May work at Family Assistance Centers, Family Reunification Centers or other locations serving crime victim survivors during response, immediate after response or during long-term recovery. Services may be rendered at any safe site, or in the community.
  • Maintains compliance with all Joint Commission training requirements relevant to job duties, including but not limited to those dealing with use of restraints and physical holding of individuals receiving services.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Requires a Master's Degree in Psychology, Social Sciences or related behavioral field, supplemented by two (2) years of experience; or possession of any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Experience with trauma-informed services; cognitive behavioral therapies, including DBT; and motivational therapies including the use of incentives, preferred.

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of trauma-informed theories, principals, and practices (includes multi-faceted understanding of concepts such as community trauma, intergenerational and historical trauma, parallel processes, and universal precautions), preferred.

Physical Demands

Performs sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or sustained keyboard operations.

Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)

  • None

Special Certifications and Licenses

  • Requires Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT).
  • Must possess and maintain a valid state Driver's License with an acceptable driving record.
  • Must be able to pass a TB, criminal background and drug screen.

Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance

Emergence Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  ADA requires Emergence Health Network to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

Other Job Characteristics

  • Staffing requirements, including criteria that staff have diverse disciplinary backgrounds, have necessary State required license and accreditation, and are culturally and linguistically trained to serve the needs of the clinic's patient population.
  • Credentialed, certified, and licensed professionals with adequate training in person-centered, family centered, trauma informed, culturally-competent and recovery-oriented care.

Note: This Class Description does not constitute an employment agreement between the Emergence Health Network and an employee and is subject to change by the Emergence Health Network as its needs change.