Hospital-Based Crisis Counselor - Portage County, OH

Coleman Professional Services - Kent, OH

Coleman Professional Services, a nationally recognized not-for-profit provider of behavioral health and rehabilitation programs, is seeking a Crisis Counselor to join our crisis services team. This is based out of, and works directly with, University Hospitals Portage Medical Center emergency department in a highly collaborative environment to identify behavioral health needs in presenting patients through brief screening and safety evaluation. The position provides evaluation information to attending doctors to get a patient to the best level of care for them as soon as possible. They will work with the patient to collaboratively safety plan home, make referrals to outpatient care, or help facilitate inpatient psychiatric referrals as needed. This position also participates in meetings with Coleman, UH, and other stakeholders, and uses patient-level data to help improve outcomes and utilization of services. 

Qualified candidates must have Ohio licensure as LPC or LSW and have/maintain an excellent driving record. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills; effective interpersonal skills; knowledge and skill relative to mental illness and related dynamics, risk and diagnostic assessments, crisis triage and intervention, de-escalation, and treatment modalities. Must have effective customer service skills and sound clinical judgment; must be able to work effectively and collaboratively as a team in an emergency department setting, interacting with clients, external care providers, other clinicians and doctors, and support staff. Must be able to comply with University Hospital’s vaccination and other eligibility testing requirements for direct care personnel. Must be willing to obtain or already have the following: a NPI number; an Ohio Medicaid number; and a CAQH account. 

Salary range 46k-55k annually with potential sign-on bonus! Benefits options include health, life, pension, paid time off, and more. 

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. E.O.E. Persons with a disability can request an accommodation to complete the application process by emailing [email protected] with the subject line “Accommodation Request.” 

Send resume to: 

Coleman Professional Services
5982 Rhodes Rd
Kent, OH 44262