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Crisis Clinician- $30/hour plus Differentials- FT, PT or PD- New Bedford, Fall River or Plymouth

NEW BEDFORD, FALL RIVER or PLYMOUTH, MA – We are looking to onboard passionate and motivated Master’s level Clinicians for our Emergency Services Department located at our Church Street office, Fall River office or Plymouth, MA office. Emergency Services (ES) is an exciting and challenging program. These are great positions for recent Master’s level graduates looking to hone their skills or the seasoned veteran looking for a challenge. ES Clinicians are hourly employees with an hourly base rate, plus competitive shift differentials. There are great incentives for overtime and holiday pay! 

Employees are benefit eligible at 20+ hours per week


***$2,000 SIGN ON BONUS for full-time**

Prorated for part-time or per-diem

*SPRING 2023 MA LEVEL GRADUATES ARE WELCOME TO APPLY NOW! Offers can be made pending verification of MA degree*

$30-$31.46/hour BASE RATE plus generous shift differentials & language differentials


Incentives - $100 per each mobile case split: 2 Person Team - $35 for the Clinician - $70 if Clinician goes out alone

Available Schedules:

Emergency Services runs 24/7 365 days per year. Flexible schedules available. We offer full-time, part-time, and per-diem. Our shifts are a minimum of 5 hours, 8 hours or max of 10 hours. Let us know when you can work!


  • Masters degree in mental health counseling, social work, psychology or related field
  • Must be licensed or license eligible (LCSW, LMHC, LICSW, LADC-1)
  • Experience with computers, specifically electronic health records systems
  • Must have a minimum of one year experience (intern or professional) working with children, adults and/or families within a clinical role
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends


  • Provide short term service that is mobile, on site, face to face therapeutic response to an individual experiencing a behavioral health crisis for the purpose of identifying, assessing, treating, and stabilizing the situation and reducing immediate risk of danger to the individual's or others consistent with the individuals risk management safety plan
  • Provide brief solution focused interventions and reassess current level of need with the adult waiting for higher level of care treatment
  • Post crisis evaluation and intervention throughout the follow up period when applicable
  • Work collaboratively with supportive and peer staff to provide resources/referrals, support, and psychoeducation to families
  • Attend community-based meetings in conjunction with the adult, their families, and providers to assist with advocacy and addressing safety concerns
  • Complete collateral contacts with the adult’s providers
  • Engage the client in safety planning
  • Able to provide clinical care and support to adult and their families to prevent hospitalization and stabilize adult in the community
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends
  • Provide triage through the call center
  • Complete intake data form by telephone or in person either on site or at outreach locations
  • Confirm health care coverage
  • Conduct comprehensive mental health status exam for adult and utilizing an admissions/screening instrument which includes providing a diagnosis in accordance with the DSM IV and DSMV
  • Telephone screening and consultations
  • Understanding of different treatment modalities that can be applied to stabilize clients in their home and prevent hospitalization
  • Consult with program director/administrator on call and or consulting psychiatrist prior to disposition plan to include outpatient services, hospitalization, or hospital diversion
  • Participate in regularly scheduled clinical supervision, staff meetings, staff development, and training curriculum

Cultural Competency Qualifications

  • Awareness of personal attitudes, beliefs, biases, and assumptions about others
  • Knowledge of the various dimensions of diversity, including gender, race, and ethnicity
  • Acknowledging that people from other cultural groups may not share the same beliefs and practices or perceive experiences in the same way
  • Cultural knowledge of key populations that will be served to address disparities in service delivery
  • Demonstrates positive attitudes towards cultural differences by showing respect and openness towards people whose social and cultural background is different from one's own
  • Demonstrates skills for communication and interaction across cultures, including the ability to recognize and manage personal behaviors, moods, and impulses to create an inclusive, equitable, and welcoming climate within the agency


  • Heal and strengthen the lives of children and families
  • Benefit eligible at 20+ hours
  • Medical – Harvard Pilgrim/Health Plans – 75% employer paid for full-time employees
  • Dental – MetLife
  • 2 weeks’ vacation accrued over 1st year, 3 weeks after 3 years, 4 weeks after 5 years and 5 weeks after 20 years
  • Generous sick time and personal time
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Tuition reimbursement – Up to $1,500 per calendar year
  • Professional Licensure reimbursement (LI, LMHC)
  • Flexible spending accounts – save on medical expenses!
  • 401K – CFS matches first 1% at 100%; 2%-6% of annual earnings are matched at 50%
  • 100% Employer paid Life Insurance
  • 100% Employer paid Long Term Disability and AD&D
  • 24 hour travel assistance, mileage reimbursement, discounted Healthtrax gym membership, BJs membership discounts and employee appreciation events!

Child and Family Services, Inc. values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages applicants from the BIPOC, LGBTQ+, AAPI, Hispanic, Latinx and Veteran communities to apply for employment. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, gender, sex,( including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy) disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.