New Job Crisis Outreach Assessment Team In Indiana

Crisis Outreach Assessment Team
Crisis Outreach Assessment Team

Crisis Outreach Assessment Team

Company : Department of Human Services
Salary : $3,079 - $4,647 a month
Location : Indiana

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Department of Human Services

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$3,079 - $4,647

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Crisis Outreach Assessment Team (COAT) Direct Support Crisis Specialist – Southern Region (Eugene/Springfield – Lebanon Area)

Job Description:

We want you to join our team!

Are you ready to make a positive impact on the lives of individuals who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities, often with co-occurring mental health diagnoses ? Do you have experience providing direct patient/client care? Does working in a fast-paced work environment energize you? T hen, we want to hear from you!

We encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQIA+ community members. The strength of our agency lies in the diversity of our workforce and the perspectives our employees bring to their work at ODHS. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity.

The Stabilization and Crisis Unit (SACU), part of the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS), is looking to hire one Direct Support Crisis Specialist to join our Crisis Outreach Assessment Team (COAT) in the Eugene/Springfield – Lebanon area.

This is the schedules we are filling in the Lebanon/Eugene/Springfield Area .

  • Monday - Friday, 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


"To help Oregonians in their own communities achieve well-being and independence through opportunities that protect, empower, respect choice and preserve dignity."

Equity is foundational to our role as a human services agency, and we are committed to integrating equity into all we do. The Equity North Star has four points that explain the agency's goals related to equity, inclusion, and racial justice.


SACU provides 24-hour residential care and supervision to individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities, often with co-occurring mental health diagnoses, whose support needs exceed the supports offered or provided by other community-based residential programs. We provide training and support for the purpose of assisting individuals in safely transitioning back to their home community. We model positive attitudes while offering health and medical supports, psychological services, emotional and behavioral support, life skills training, educational supports, recreational opportunities and community integration. We are dedicated to providing the support necessary to maintain the quality of life, achieve the highest possible level of independence and promote social opportunities, which benefit the individuals and the community.

We operate over 20 residential group homes along the I-5 corridor from Portland to Eugene.

For more information on the Stabilization and Crisis Unit please

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You will provide direct care and/or support in a 24-hour, 7 days per week residential group home to children and adults in: behavioral management, safety, personal care, nutrition, housekeeping, health care and other daily activities within the home and the community. As a member of the Crisis Outreach and Assessment Team (COAT) you will work in a specific region as part of a mobile unit comprised of Direct Support Crisis Specialist’s and Psychiatric Social Worker’s to respond to crisis in the homes and build rapport with supported individuals and house staff for crisis support.


  • Extensive travel within assigned area; will work remotely at multiple Group Homes within the area.

  • You will work in a home environment, which is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

  • You will work with combative, unpredictable, argumentative, aggressive children or adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

  • There is frequent daily lifting up to 75 pounds involving transferring, positioning and moving individuals and/or moving program supplies. You will frequently daily squat, bend, and stoop.

  • You must be able to engage and maintain Oregon Invention System (OIS) approved restraints for one (1) hour or less.

  • You will be exposed to a variety of work settings both within the home(s) and the community.

  • You must have a valid license to drive and maintain an acceptable driving record.

  • You must be able to travel to different work locations to ensure effective crisis response and proactive measures.


  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities, often with co-occurring mental health diagnoses, ensuring they are respected and treated fairly.

  • Be part of a diverse workforce that collaborates and learns from each other to improve services that support individuals we serve.

  • Colleagues who are passionate about public service.

  • Career growth through training and committee participation opportunities.

  • Medical, vision and dental benefits with paid sick leave, 10 days of vacation each year, and personal leave plus pension and retirement plans .

  • Being part of the Police and Fire pension plan, which allows you to retire with full benefits after 25 years of service.


To be considered for an interview, you must submit all required documents and your application materials must reflect that you meet the requirements.


Eighteen months of experience providing direct individual care or training in a related field of human services (i.e., providing assistance to supported individuals or groups with issues such as intellectual and developmental disability, mental and physical disabilities, or substance abuse).


A combination of education and experience.


An Associate or higher-level degree in a related human services field.

Special Qualifications :

  • Possess a valid license to drive and maintain an acceptable driving record.

  • Be able to lift up to 75 pounds.

The State of Oregon is requiring all executive branch employees to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series by October 18, 2021 unless the employee receives a medical or religious exception. New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exception by October 18, 2021. For more information, visit our policy listed here .

Requested Skills (Desired Attributes):

You do not need to have all these requested skills to be considered for these openings; however, the most competitive candidates will have most of them.

  • Knowledge of spoken, written and verbal English sufficient to communicate with managers, coworkers, and supported individuals, and to understand written guidelines.

  • Knowledge of basic computer skills to be able to utilize software programs for documentation and communication with supervisors and coworkers.

  • Skill in providing clear and concise communication and documentation.

  • Skill in working in a team environment (be a team member).

  • Skill working with individuals who may experience emotional, behavioral, or physical challenges.

  • Skill in prioritizing a heavy and often changing workload.

  • Skill in resolving conflicts in a professional and timely manner.

  • Skill in following verbal and written instructions.

  • Skill in communicating verbally with others such as staff members, clients, and members of the community.

  • Experience following behavior and mental health supports and/or medical orders.

  • Experience providing supervision of individuals who experience mental, emotional, behavior, physical or medical challenges.

  • Bilingual communication skills are a plus.


Successful candidates for this position will be subject to a computerized criminal history and abuse check. Adverse background information will be reviewed and could result in withdrawal of a conditional job offer or termination of employment.

The Department of Human Services is a drug free workplace . All applicants will be subject to drug testing for Narcotics, Methamphetamine, and other controlled substances.

Your driving record must meet the qualifications of the DHS SACU Driving Policy and will be considered unacceptable for offenses, including, but not limited to any misdemeanor or felony traffic offense in the last 24 months.

If you are offered this position, we will offer training and you must become certified during the New Employee Orientation class in the following:

  • First Aid/CPR Certification - Requiring you to complete compressions in a kneeling position.

  • Oregon Intervention System Certification (OIS) - Requiring you to physically hold an individual for safety while maintaining an approved restraint on clients which may involve quick movements, changes in physical positioning, and verbal communication with coworkers.

  • Medication Administration Certification - Requiring you to demonstrate competency in completing doctor's orders, appropriate passing of medications to clients, appropriate documentation, and appropriate procedures for emergencies.


  • You must attach a resume and/or complete the Workday Profile so we can verify your qualifications for this position.

  • Please attach your documents in the “Resume / CV” section of the application.

  • After you submit your application, be sure to respond to the public records request (PRR) authorization and gender identity question. This screen will come after you submit and will complete the process. If you are an employee, the tasks will come to your Workday inbox.

  • If you are a veteran, the task to claim preference will come after the PRR and gender identity tasks. For privacy reasons, please do not attach your DD214/DD215/civil service preference letter to your application or combine it with any other required document attachments. We will ask you for your documents later in the process. (Please see below in Helpful Information).

External Applicants: Click on the “Apply” button and submit your application. View this video for help.

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Your candidate profile and/or resume are the perfect opportunity to highlight your interest in the position and showcase the amazing skills and experience, making you the best candidate for the position. Your materials must clearly show how your work experience and/or education meet all the minimum and special qualifications listed above. For additional tips, please visit the Oregon Job Opportunities page, Resources for Job Seekers .

Your application materials will be used to determine salary based on a pay equity assessment. For further information, please visit the Pay Equity Project homepage.


To receive Veterans' Preference, you must complete the required Task that will be sent to you through Workday and will be located under your account profile. This Task will prompt you to provide the appropriate documentation for your Veterans’ Preference point selection. For questions about documentation, please visit: Veterans Resources or call the Oregon department of Veterans’ Affairs at: 1-800-692-9666 .

Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. Applicants who require VISA sponsorship will not be considered at this time.

This position is represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) union. Note : this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.

For questions about the job duties or application process, please contact [email protected] . Please be sure to include the job requisition number.

If you need an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to participate in the application or selection process, please contact us at [email protected] .

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ODHS commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQIA+ community members, and others to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.