Mental Health Clinician

Position Title

MCOT Mental Health Clinician - T.L. - Mobile Crisis Outreach Team - Lufkin, TX

Position Number

P #816

General Description

MCOT services provide assistance to individuals identified as having a need for help and support during and after a mental health crisis. The Mobile Crisis Outreach Team (MCOT) Mental Health Clinician works closely with other Burke staff and members of the community to provide an immediate and intensive response to persons in crisis who potentially need inpatient care and/or assistance linking with needed resources following a mental health crisis. The MCOT goal is to provide screening and assessment for persons in need and to provide intensive interventions aimed at de-escalating the crisis and, whenever possible, diverting psychiatric hospitalization. MCOT personnel work a forty (40) hour week with the possibility of extended hours and inclusive of weekend rotation coverage.  This position will report to the MCOT Service Director.  Proficient and timely documentation skills are required.  Self-discipline, flexibility, and time-organization skills are a must.  This position will regularly require travel, generally within a limited area of Burke's service region and will require dependable transportation.


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: Six (6) months of direct care experience working with children and/or adults in a behavioral healthcare or mental health setting, inclusive of some mental health crisis evaluation and intervention.


Required:  Valid Texas driver's license.

Preferred:  LSW.

Physical Requirements

Required: Sight, hearing, talking, lifting up to 25 pounds, prolonged standing, walking, driving a vehicle, and hand/finger dexterity. 

Special Requests or Comments

Required: Must be physically able to complete Satori Alternative to Managing Aggressive Behavior (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 within the service area.


Monday - Friday; Generally, 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., four (4) 10-hour shifts a week, with flexibility a must. 

Requires a weekend rotation that's generally every seventh weekend to complete a forty (40) hour week.


$33,996 - $35,232 annually, depending on qualifications and experience.  Travel reimbursement is provided.