This position is a fully-remote position open to applicants nationwide.
Responsible for oversight and support of volunteer crisis chat and text counselors for the Suicide Prevention Center’s Crisis Chat and Text Services to ensure compliance with program standards, contracts, policies, procedures and guidelines.
Manages and supports chat and text flow on the Crisis Line.
Listens and monitors volunteer crisis chat and text counselor’s chats and texts.
Researches and locates appropriate resources volunteer crisis chat and text counselors while they are on a chat or text.
With support from the On-Call Supervisor, may make the determination of mandated reports and sending rescue to chat or text visitors.
Initiates debriefing sessions with volunteer crisis chat and text counselors after they have taken a chat or text.
Identifies volunteer crisis chat and text counselor training needs and provides individual support.
Provides input and feedback for evaluations of volunteer crisis chat and text counselors.
Attends routinely scheduled meetings as requested or required for the Suicide Prevention Center and/or Didi Hirsch.
Participates in SPC training activities.
Takes chats and texts as needed to support program needs.
Have availability and flexibility to work the daytime, evening and weekend shifts
Able to efficiently use the personal computer to include Microsoft Office Suite and crisis line software.
Support the values and mission of Didi Hirsch as related to employment.
Know and comply with Agency policies and procedures, HIPAA, DMH policies and documentation guidelines, and other state, federal regulations relating to emergency mental health services.
Demonstrate current knowledge of all job specific skills including volunteer supervision, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, crisis line procedures, multicultural and socio-economic issues.
Present ideas, information, and viewpoints clearly, both verbally and in writing.
Have basic supervisory skills sufficient to manage volunteer crisis chat and text counselors, enforcing policies and procedures while maintaining a supportive environment.
Have strong interpersonal skills, interact well with others, and effectively communicate to others when conflicts occur.
Demonstrate commitment to team objectives and Didi Hirsch philosophies.
Ability to adapt and be flexible to changes in protocol and program needs.
Attend a 2 day ASIST training.
Must be 21 years or older.
Current California driver’s license, car insurance, and a driving record acceptable to the Agency’s insurance carrier.