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Crisis Intervention Specialist 263

Washington County Mental Health Services Inc. | East Barre, VT 05649

Washington County Mental Health Services Inc.
Community Developmental Services (CDS) provides comprehensive services to children and adults with developmental disabilities, intellectual disability, autism, and/or other pervasive developmental disorders. Orchard Hill House is residential program that provides temporary assistance and support for CDS consumers who are experiencing intense behavioral/emotional needs, or are in residential transition.

The Crisis Intervention Specialist works as a team member helping individuals through difficult or transitional periods by providing support as indicated in the ISA (Individual Support Agreement) and other support plans.

This position is full-time with benefits.

The successful candidate will:
  • Have related experience providing direct support to individuals with a variety of support needs (behavioral, emotional, communication, self care, mobility, etc.).
  • Must be willing and able to work on a flexible schedule that includes weekends, evenings, overnights, and on-call times.
  • Work independently, as well as be a productive participant of a team.
  • Record data and complete other paperwork in an accurate, detailed and timely manner.
  • Interpret and implement written and/or verbal instructions.
  • Professionally communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Transport individuals in a personal vehicle.

Undergraduate degree is preferred, but relevant experience will be considered.  The qualified individual must possess an excellent driving record, a valid driver’s license and have access to a safe, reliable, insured vehicle.



WCMHS is proud to offer a comprehensive package of benefits designed to meet the unique needs of you and your family. Listed below is a summary of the current benefits available to all Full-time Regular employees (30 hours/week or more).

Health Insurance (CBA Blue)

  • Medical, Dental and Vision. Premiums are pro-rated based on standard hours.
  • Begins the first day of the month following one month of continuous full-time employment.
  • Coverage also available for employees’ domestic partners.

Flexible Spending Accounts

Employees are able to set money aside from their paycheck on a pretax basis to go toward unreimbursed medical or dependent care expenses.

Short and Long-Term Disability

Coverage is provided at no cost to eligible employees and is effective the first day of the month following 6 months of full-time employment. Short-term disability provides for 50% of basic weekly earnings following a one week waiting period (waived in the event of an accident), for up to 26 weeks. Long-term disability has a 180 day waiting period and provides for 60% of your basic monthly earnings.

Life Insurance/Accidental Death & Dismemberment

Coverage is provided at no charge to employees and is effective the first day of the month following 6 months of full-time employment. The amount of insurance is two (2) times employees’ base annual salary, to a maximum of $300,000.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Free, short-term, confidential counseling and access to resources and specialist referrals. EAP is available to all members of an employee’s household.

Paid Sick & Vacation time

Vacation and sick time are pro-rated according to the employees’ base weekly hours. You earn 12 days of sick and 12 days of vacation in your first year, which increases with length of service to a maximum of 18 days of sick and 24 days of vacation per year after four years of employment.

12 ½ Paid Holidays

New Years Day, Martin Luther King’s Birthday, President’s Day, Town Meeting Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving & the day after, Christmas Eve (1/2 day), and Christmas Day.

Educational Benefits:

Up to $1,600 per year for matriculating classes.


All employees (full- or part-time regular as well as hourly/per diem employees) are able to begin contributing pre-tax earnings at date of hire. WCMHS matches 4% of eligible gross earnings each year. To be eligible for the match, employees must have one year of service and must have worked at least 1,000 hours. Employee contributions are always 100% vested. Employer contribution is fully vested after 4 years of employment.

Posted On: 02/07/192019-02-07
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Telecommute: No
Categories: Non-profit, Social Services
Job Type: Regular
Job Status: Full Time
Career Level: Entry Level (<2 years experience)
Minimum Degree: High School or Equivalent
Pay Type: Hourly Wage
Similar Jobs: Within 25 miles of 05649, Non-profit, Social Services

Additional Contact Info

PO Box 647
Montpelier, Vermont 05601-0647
Phone: (802) 476-1777

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