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(3010) Crisis Respite Unit Intern *Part Time*

Under the supervision of the Crisis Respite Unit Program Manager or designee, the Crisis Respite Unit Intern will provide services to persons with IDD, mental illness, substance use, or any co-occurring disorders who are in the Crisis Respite Unit.  The CRU intern trains to be a skilled crisis clinician who provides case management, including crisis intervention and follow-up services, relapse and crisis prevention services, screening and referrals to community resources and providers, individual and group skills training, and psychosocial interventions.  In addition, the intern will complete intake protocols, person-centered recovery plans, and discharge planning in an environment that provides a safe and secure short-term stabilization of crisis symptoms. The intern will have the opportunity to train in conducting Crisis Assessments as needed for walk-in individuals seeking crisis services and support at the San Gabriel Crisis Center, utilizing evidence-based de-escalation strategies to connect with individuals and build a plan that supports safety in the least restrictive setting for the person and family in crisis.

The crisis clinician collaborates closely with law enforcement, the medical community, schools, families, and social service agencies to assist persons in crisis. The crisis clinician has strong knowledge of the principles, methods, techniques, and practices of working with individuals experiencing a crisis and can communicate effectively with diverse cultures and socio-economic populations.

The clinician utilizes an integrated computer database program to access files and document treatment services. The crisis clinician has the flexibility to triage tasks and organize the workday to meet the needs of individuals in crisis. The ability to work independently and collaboratively is essential.


As determined by the Intern’s school schedule in communication with the CRU Program Manager

Location: San Gabriel Crisis Center, Williamson County

Salary: $10.30/hr


Minimum Qualifications: Must have a Bachelor’s in Human Services and  excellent oral and written communication skills. Must have a valid Texas Driver’s License and maintain approved driver’s status throughout employment..

Enrolled in a Master’s Social Work or Clinical Mental Health counseling program requiring practicum and internship.

Preferred Qualifications: Bilingual in Spanish or American Sign Language