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Crisis Intervention Specialist

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Beacon of Hope Crisis Center

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A Crisis Intervention Specialist serves as the first point of contact for clients calling the crisis center. Obtaining experience in crisis intervention is vital for anyone looking to enter the fields of criminal justice, social services, etc. Personal experience working with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault crime presents a unique opportunity to build your resume. The Specialist will field incoming calls to crisis lines, complete the intake process for new clients, provide referrals, and connect victims to advocates. Crisis Intervention Specialists will also be asked to assist Victim Advocates with protective order filing, court accompaniment, and safety planning.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Answering all incoming calls, including crisis calls, informational calls, follow-up contact calls and calls for staff members
  • Completing crisis call assessment forms with callers to determine program eligibility and appropriateness
  • Following agency rules and protocols for admitting people to the center
  • Fostering an environment of respect with clients, callers and staff
  • Supporting other staff as needed including:
    • Accompanying the victims to court for criminal cases, protective orders or child in need of services (CHINS) cases
    • Providing the victims with empathy and support during court accompaniment
    • Providing the victims with resources and referrals for medical, legal, shelter/housing, employment, clinics, counseling/support groups assistance
    • Providing follow-ups
Skills:
  • Ability to stay calm and use appropriate judgment in responding to crisis and security situations
  • Critical thinking and evaluation skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Attention to detail in record keeping, coordination and documentation
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to problem solve and make appropriate decisions in urgent situations
  • Awareness and adherence to confidentiality and boundaries
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Punctuality and dependability
  • Proactive

Required Qualifications:
  • Completed or in the process of obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in criminology, criminal justice, law, social work or related field OR previous experience in working with victims of crime
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft suite including Word, Power Point and Excel
  • Excellent typing skills
  • Commitment to non-violent and cooperative work environment
  • Commitment to providing quality and equitable services to all clients regardless of race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, religion, age or sexual orientation
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check
  • Ability to do online research

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of community resources
  • Experience with Case Management Software
  • Bilingual

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About Beacon of Hope Crisis Center

Location:

6920 S East St, Suite B, Indianapolis, IN 46227, US

Mission Statement

Beacon of Hope Crisis Center is a Christ-centered organization empowering victims of domestic violence and sexual assault to become self-sufficient by providing safety, education and support.

Description

Beacon of Hope offers the following services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault: crisis support, victim advocacy, case management, counseling, employment assistance, court accompaniment, life skills training, teen dating violence education and outreach, foster pet care, and community awareness.

Beacon of Hope is an equal opportunity provider and serves victims of domestic violence regardless of their religious affiliation, ethnic origin, gender, or economic status.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Crisis Support

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

6920 S East StIndianapolis, IN 46227

(39.66523,-86.14851)
 

SKILLS

  • Mental Health
  • Advocacy
  • Case Work / Management
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Public Advocacy
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • A passion for helping survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

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