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What are a Crisis Counselor’s job responsibilities?

The Crisis Counselor is responsible for a range of tasks including:

  • Offer evidence-informed data and referral, brief supportive counseling, crisis intervention and suicide prevention provision to callers and/or chat/text visitors who are in emotional distress.
  • Conduct assessments in accordance to program policies & procedures.
  • Make use of resource referral database to deliver information and referral assistance to callers looking for mental health and substance abuse services.
  • Manage interactions to guarantee suitable level of support is provided in efficient manner.
  • Follow policies & procedures for each service offered by program.
  • Accurately and efficiently document client interactions.
  • Meet or surpass established key performance indicator goals.
  • Utilize telephone, SMS texting, and/or web chat to interact with clients.

What is the average compensation for a Crisis Counselor in NYC?

A Crisis Counselor in New York can expect to be compensated between $23 and $25 an hour depending on experience and the hospital of employment.

What qualifications do you need to be a Crisis Counselor?

  • Master’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work or related field required, and valid NYS license to practice.
  • Experience working in Healthcare Contact Center and/or in Mental Health Counseling strongly preferred.
  • Must be comfortable working independently and as part of a team in a collegial group environment. Copy of NYS license to practice, and current registration required by date of hire.
  • National Provider Identification number required by date of hire; instructions for securing NPI number will be provided.
  • Valid NYS License and Registration.
  • Fluency in the English language both oral and written.
  • Fluency in the Spanish language and/or Cantonese & Mandarin languages (oral required, written optional) preferred.
  • Courteous, empathic and professional manner.
  • Motivational interviewing.
  • Active listening skills to establish working alliance with callers and/or chat/text visitors.
  • Efficiency with balancing pace and flow of conversation and call time.