Access Center Crisis Counselor (Full-Time) – $1,000 Sign-On Bonus

Access Center Crisis Counselor (Full-Time) – $1,000 Sign-On Bonus

$1,000 Sign-On Bonus!

Access Center Crisis Counselor needed to provide triage and intake services at the Linn County Access Center. This position is a Foundation 2 employee who will work as a member of the interdisciplinary team providing mental health and substance use services at the Linn County Access Center.

As an Access Center Crisis Counselor you will initially meet with clients to provide support and crisis counseling, complete required assessments, provide service coordination, and assist with making referrals for services at the Linn County Access Center. The ideal candidate for this position will be able to work in a fast-paced environment, build rapport quickly with clients, manage time effectively, and work collaboratively as part of an interdisciplinary team. Applicants with experience in crisis counseling, suicide risk assessment, motivational interviewing, and trauma informed care are especially encouraged to apply.

Schedule: 2nd shirt, afternoon/evenings, to include at least one weekend day.

Benefits: Foundation 2 offers a generous PTO package, short-term leave, mental health days, parental leave, agency-paid life insurance and long-term disability, 401(k) with matching, pet insurance, and a robust EAP program.

Rate of Pay: $15.00 – $17.00 per hour.  Benefit dollar allocation may increase take-home pay.

Required Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in human service field from an accredited college.
  • Minimum of 1 years’ full-time experience working in social work or delivery of human services.
  • Experience working with adults experiencing crisis.
  • Candidates must also possess a valid driver’s license and pass all criminal and child abuse background checks.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in crisis work and serving individuals experiencing suicidal ideation.
  • Knowledge of Motivational Interviewing and Trauma Informed Care.

About our organization: Foundation 2 Crisis Services’ mission is “to be a trusted support when life gets tough. All people. Any time. Every time.” We’ve been in existence for 50 years providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention. Our services include a 24-hour crisis hotline, crisis chat and text, family counseling, support groups, mobile crisis outreach, an emergency youth shelter, and independent living support for youth. Learn more at

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Because Foundation 2 Crisis Services cares deeply about our employees, clients, and the communities we serve, our agency requires team members to be vaccinated against COVID-19. All newly hired team members must submit proof of the COVID-19 vaccine or have an approved medical or religious exemption to begin work at Foundation 2 Crisis Services.  Proof of vaccine or completed exemption paperwork will be required on the first day of work.

Foundation 2 is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to age, race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, political affiliation, veteran, or disability status.