Mobile Crisis Outreach Counselor All Shifts – $1,000 Sign-on

Mobile Crisis Outreach Counselor All Shifts – $1,000 Sign-on

Reports to: MCO Program Coordinator

Location: Dubuque, IA – In-Person, Field-Based Role

Hours:

Full time | Monday – Friday

Midnight – 8:00 am; 8:00 am – 4:00pm; 4:00 pm – Midnight
Occasional Weekend shifts required

About Foundation 2 Crisis Services

Foundation 2 Crisis Services is a mission-driven, non-profit organization that provides critical crisis intervention and prevention services across Iowa. We operate a 24/7 crisis center, including phone, text, and chat services. We also operate an emergency youth shelter, mental health support groups, community-based crisis programs, training, and more. We have been saving lives for over 50 years. Join our team today! 

Overview of the role

Respond to dispatches within 60 minutes of service calls individuals and families throughout Dubuque and surrounding counties. Complete required documentation and maintain client files in accordance with program policies and timelines. Foster and maintain strong relationships with community partners through collaborative opportunities, and community outreach. Offer compassionate, objective, client centered counseling and assist individuals and families with connection to local resources and community providers. Participate in regularly scheduled conferences, and team meetings.

Three available shifts with the following standard work hours:

Position 1: Monday – Friday | Midnight – 8 am

Position 2: Monday – Friday | 8 am – 4 pm

Position 3: Monday – Friday | 4 pm – Midnight

Occasional weekend shifts required

Benefits

  • The annual base salary range for this position is $18-$21 per hour, plus our generous benefit package of $12,000 per year. Flexible benefit dollars can be used toward medical insurance and other benefits. Funds not used for benefits will be added to your paycheck as taxable income. To learn more about the Foundation 2 benefit package visit: https://bit.ly/F2Benefits
  • $1,000 Sign-on Bonus
  • Generous paid time off, including floating mental wellness days.
  • Quarterly wellness benefit reimbursements to support a sense of wellbeing.
  • Two weeks of paid parental leave following the birth or adoption of a child.
  • Optional pet insurance to cover emergency expenses.
  • Retirement plans with Foundation 2 Crisis Services’ matching contributions.
  • Go to sleep at night knowing that the work you did matters. Foundation 2 staff save lives every day.

Who you are:

  • Flexible. You understand people are complicated and solutions often require a team approach.
  • Client Centered. You are dedicated and passionate about working with individuals in crisis.
  • Team Player. You enjoy working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and are proud to represent your programs.  
  • Compassionate. You have compassion for clients and a willingness to understand and exercise trauma-informed care practices.
  • Organized. You possess strong organizational skills and can oversee daily responsibilities.
  • Role model and leader. You are a mentor and compassionate leader who is excited about supporting staff and colleagues.

What you’ll do

  • Respond to dispatches within 60 minutes of service calls throughout Dubuque County and surrounding counties .
  • Complete required documentation and maintain client files in accordance with program policies and timelines.
  • Foster and maintain strong relationships with community partners through collaborative opportunities, and community outreach.
  • Offer compassionate, objective, client centered counseling and assist individuals and families with connection to local resources and community providers.
  • Participate in regularly scheduled conferences, trainings, and team meetings.

What you need

  • Bachelor’s degree in a human service-related field required, and one (1) or more years relevant experience
  • Associate degree and two (2) year relevant experience in behavioral health or human services field.
  • High comfort with computers with ability to type quickly and multi-task.
  • Comfort using basic computer software.
  • Excellent writing and grammar skills.
  • Valid driver’s license and be insurable by the agency auto insurance policy.
  • Pass all background checks completed by Foundation 2 Crisis Services.
  • Live within 25 miles of Dubuque, IA.
  • Successfully complete required trainings within required time periods.
  • Experience in crisis services preferred.
  • Education or training in trauma-informed care preferred.
  • Experience in strengths-based practices preferred.
  • Knowledge/experience working in the mental health, substance use, and/or problem gambling field preferred.
  • The ideal candidate possesses strong counseling skills, maintains solid organization, and fosters a positive work culture within a trauma informed setting.

Your Application

We’re excited to hear from you! To join the Foundation 2 Crisis Services team, please email your resume, references, and cover letter to jobs@foundation2.org. No inquiries by phone.

Foundation 2 Crisis Services is hosting a hiring event on May 22, 2024 from 9 am – 4 pm in Dubuque. Qualified applicants will be scheduled for a 30-minute interview window. All applicants will be sent and must complete a pre-employment screening. 

Candidates must come with the following and be prepared to complete: 

  • Resume
  • 3 Professional References (including a supervisor)
  • Background and reference check process
    • Prepare to spend between 1.5 – 2 hours at the hiring event

Resumes, applications, and cover letter accepted until position filled.

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.