Crisis Mental Health Clinician

Position Title

Crisis Mental Health Clinician - M.S. - Mental Health Emergency Center - Lufkin, TX

Position Number

P #808

General Description

The Crisis Mental Health Clinician will provide direct care rehabilitative services to adults at the Mental Health Emergency Center that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Duties will include, but may not be limited to the following:  conducting mental health and admission assessments; providing group and individual rehabilitative services; handling referral calls; discharge planning, including making arrangements for client transfers to psychiatric hospitals; and providing safety monitoring for clients admitted to these programs.  Will perform services according to an individual's approved and prescribed treatment plan and in accordance with Burke and Medicaid standards and requirements.  Proficient and timely documentation skills are required.  Self-discipline, flexibility, and time-organization skills are a must.  Performs under the direction of the Service Director of the Mental Health Emergency Center.


Required: Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Psychology, Rehabilitation or other Human Services discipline that meets QMHP requirements, from an accredited college or university.

Preferred: BSW


Preferred: Six (6) month's full-time direct care experience working with adults in a behavioral healthcare or mental health setting.


Required: Valid Texas driver's license.

Special Requests or Comments

Required: Must be physically able to complete Satori Alternatives to Managing Aggression (SAMA), CPR, First Aid, and Defensive Driving training modules. Must have a driving record insurable by Burke's insurance administrator. Must have reliable personal vehicle and travel routinely with the service area.

Physical Requirements

Required: Sight, hearing, talking, lifting up to 50 pounds, prolonged standing, walking, driving a vehicle, and hand/finger dexterity. 


This position works 12-hour shifts: 7am – 7pm.  Will work 7 shifts (80 working hours) every 14 days.  Will be required to work every other weekend and some holiday shifts on a rotating basis.


$38,324 - $39,560 annually; depending on qualifications and experience. 

Travel reimbursement is provided.