Crisis Response Specialist - Cottonwood


  • Field referral calls from community providers seeking crisis assistance. Determine appropriate response to individuals in crisis, whether in person, by phone, or referral. Coordinate care with law enforcement, fire departments, local hospitals, and other referring agencies.
  • Provide crisis intervention by utilizing de-escalation techniques, risk assessment, and immediate support to individuals in order to resolve crises in the community and facilitate adaptive functioning.
  • Determine appropriate disposition plans with crisis administration in order to accommodate individuals' needs. This includes creating safety plans, coordinating care with outpatient service providers, conducting wellness checks, coordinating inpatient psychiatric hospitalization referrals and facilitating Title 36 process.
  • Complete all required documentation of crisis episodes in an EHR (electronic health record) system.


Compassionate candidates who are at least 21 years of age with one or more of the following:

  • Bachelor's Degree in behavioral health or related field plus at least 1 year experience in related behavioral health role; or
  • Associate's Degree in behavioral health or related field plus at least 2 years' experience in related behavioral health role; or
  •  High School diploma or equivalent and at least 4 years' experience in related behavioral health role.

Additional Qualifications:

  •   Candidates that can maintain composure amidst situations involving mental health crises.
  •   Candidates that can work in a fast-moving environment who can multi-task, improvise, and adapt to unpredictable situations while demonstrating compassionate, clinically appropriate care.
  •   Candidates with experience using a EHR (electronic health record) system


In addition to competitive compensation, full time employees qualify for:

Medical, dental, vision and life insurance

Generous PTO accrual

9 paid holidays


We hope you will consider a career at Spectrum where we believe in "Compassionate Care, For Mind, For Body, For All of You!"