Crisis Clinician

Job Locations US-MA-Waltham
Minimum Education Required
Master's Degree
Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Number of Hours Per Week
Business Unit
Behavioral Health



*Starting rate $68,500*

$2,000 Sign- On Bonus

(applicable to external candidates only)


Advocates is seeking compassionate, well-rounded professionals to offer clinical support to individuals and families in crisis.


Advocates promotes a healthy work-life balance and offers many generous perks of employment and room for advancement.  We are a strong-knit community that values the ideas and contributions of our staff.


The Crisis Clinician will provide comprehensive community-based emergency mental health and substance abuse services to individuals and families in crisis. 


Are you ready to make a difference?


Minimum Education Required

Master's Degree


Blended Shift

Additional Shift Details

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10am - 8pm
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 9am - 7pm


  • Ensure an environment that promotes safety, recovery, and treatment.
  • Provide psychiatric and substance abuse evaluation of individuals and families in crisis in community, clinic, and hospital settings.
  • Provide crisis intervention services including crisis case management and short-term crisis counseling as follow-up from initial evaluation.
  • Maintain linkages with specific community services by providing documented case consultations and problem resolution.  Offer suggestive recommendations to clients regarding service options.
  • Develop and maintain a thorough knowledge of managed care and health insurance systems; provide other clinicians with managed care information and resources pertinent to the crises being managed.
  • Maintain necessary documentation and records.
  • Actively participate in supervision and staff meetings. 


  • Master's Degree in a related counseling field, and at least two years’ experience with target population (inpatient, outpatient, residential acceptable).
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license, have access to an operational and insured vehicle and be willing to use it to transport clients.
  • Must have working knowledge of current version of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
  • Must possess excellent intake, interviewing and assessment skills.  Ability to develop and maintain satisfactory working relationships with employees and providers.
  • Superb interpersonal skills, enthusiasm and commitment to clients.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment that is benefitted by the independent successes of all staff members.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to develop effective documentation.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and competence in serving culturally diverse populations.



Advocates is committed to cultivating a diverse and welcoming community where everyone feels respected and valued. Advocates fosters a culture of inclusion that celebrates and promotes diversity along multiple dimensions, including race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, partnered status, age, national origin, socioeconomic status, religion, ability, culture, and experience. 


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