Crisis Therapist

Position Title

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

Position Number

P #803

General Description

The Crisis Therapist will provide direct care rehabilitative and therapy services to adults at the Mental Health Emergency Center, including clients in the Detox program, as part of a multidisciplinary treatment team. These programs operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Duties will include, but may not be limited to the following:  working with stakeholders making referrals to the program; conducting mental health and admission assessments; providing group and individual therapy/rehabilitative services; developing treatment plans; Conducting groups and ensuring that clients in these programs receive active treatment defined in a treatment plan.  Additional duties may also include making assignments for paraprofessional staff.  Will provide direction to clinical staff for recovery needs. 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 MHEC Service Director.


Required: Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy or Counseling from an accredited college or university.


Required: At least one (1) year of full-time direct care experience working with adults with mental illness.

Preferred: Experience providing mental health crisis/emergency services in an inpatient or residential setting.


Required: Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPC-A), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate (LMFTA) or Licensed Master Social Worker currently working towards their LCSW, with the State of Texas.  Individuals waiting to apply for licensure based on acquiring supervision will also be considered. 

Required: Valid Texas driver's license.

Preferred: Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), with the State of Texas. 

Special Requests or Comments

Required: Must be physically able to complete Satori Alternative to Managing Aggressive Behavior (SAMA), CPR, and First Aid training modules. Must have a driving record insurable by Burke's insurance administrator.

Physical Requirements

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


Monday - Friday; 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. or 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 pm.

Occasional weekends as needed.


$40,000 annually, if working towards licensure; $52,500 annually if licensed.