Cummins Behavioral Health Systems
  • - Hendricks Outpatient
  • Avon , IN, USA
  • Full Time

Cummins Behavioral Health Systems Inc. has expanded our services and is seeking a Crisis Intervention Specialist. The Crisis Intervention Specialist will be based at our clinical office in Avon, IN.

The Crisis Intervention Specialist (CIS) provides crisis intervention services to diverse individuals, families, and other professionals assisting those in crisis. Utilizing contemporary crisis prevention and intervention evidence-based practices, Specialists work as a member of an interdisciplinary team that includes Peer Recovery Specialists, therapists, and community emergency response systems including but not limited to local law enforcement, hospitals, and emergency first responders. The CIS position may work non-traditional hours as this position is the member of a Crisis Response Team that serves Hendricks County 24-hours per day, 7 days per week.  The position consists of a combination of virtual service and face-to-face service in the community, mindful of safety guidelines and risk mitigation procedures.

The CIS will utilize the following models and approaches to guide the individual and/or family in a position of crisis to a position of safety, necessary to pursue whole person health including:

  • Evidence based practice for Assessing and Managing Suicide Response;
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI);
  • The Wellness and Recovery Model and Approach including the inclusion of Peer Recovery Specialists and community allies in the interdisciplinary team approach;
  • Person and Family-Centered Treatment Planning (PCTP);

Essential Functions:

Deliver mobile and virtual crisis intervention assessment and immediate planning for individuals and families in crisis utilizing age-appropriate engagement techniques for children and adults. 

Provide a variety of crisis intervention or crisis prevention services in various community locations, including jails, hospitals, and private residences. Services will include crisis case management, pre-admission screening, support, education, and referrals to community partners, persons in crisis and their families.

Participate in regular communication and meetings with other crisis response team members to coordinate cases and to review intervention outcomes as a means of enhancing the provision of future crisis intervention team services.

The CIS works to link the individual and their family with indicated services.  In the event the individual and/or family is already linked with services, the CIS participates as a member of the consumer's interdisciplinary treatment team by communicating necessary information with treatment team members to coordinate the individual and/or family's treatment care.

Document services utilizing an electronic health record system.

May provide additional services of Case Management or Skills Training and Development Intervention to consumers as clinically indicated.

May require use of personal vehicle.


Bachelor's degree in human services, social work, or related field.

Previous crisis intervention training or experience preferred but not required.

Benefits Include:

  • Competitive salaries.
  • Excellent work life balance (paid time off and holidays).
  • Professional training, leadership training, and advancement available.
  • Diverse career tracts.
  • Comprehensive insurance package.
  • Clinical support from leaders in field.
  • Matching contributions to your 401K program.

Cummins is one of the State's top-rated community behavioral health and addiction providers in Customer Satisfaction as recognized by the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction.

Learn about the many rewards of a career with Cummins. Apply today!

We're an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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