Crisis Outreach Responder II - Sheriff


Crisis Outreach Responder II - Sheriff- $3000 hiring bonus available -Full Time
Hiring Range: $32.53/hr. - $40.67/hr.

  • Comprehensive and generous health, dental and vision benefits
  • Up to 19 days of PTO, 2 mental health days and 8 paid holidays your first year (pro-rated for part-time)
  • Company paid life insurance, short-term disability, and long-term disability
  • Student loan payment assistance and extensive training
  • An incredible team approach that is dynamic and collaborative

The Crisis Outreach Responder II Sheriff provides prompt and focused expert response to persons in crisis compassionately and efficiently in keeping with State, and SBHO-mandated crisis services, along with the Kitsap County


Office Crisis Intervention Coordination team. Provide immediate crisis resolutions with emphasis on the goal of stabilizing the crisis in the least restrictive way, facilitating access to mental health and substance use disorder services, and performing risk assessments and crisis interventions. The Crisis Outreach Responder II is embedded in the Crisis Response Team and works in collaboration with Peer Crisis Support Specialists and Designated Crisis Responders.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Provide crisis outreach services throughout Kitsap County, working within a collaborative and supportive team environment with assignments requiring outreaches for community crisis interventions and assessments.
  • Display effective skills in risk assessment, management of the interview, crisis management, and decisive decision-making that leads to safe and secure crisis interventions.
  • Function as an MHP and have an understanding of the Involuntary Treatment Act of Washington State (RCW 71.05 and 71.34) and the DCR Protocols.
  • Conduct face-to-face (FTF) assessments of individuals to determine their crisis and, when appropriate, collaborate with DCRs for warm handoff of clients to DCRs that meet criteria for involuntary detention under criteria defined by the Involuntary Treatment Act (RCW 71.05 or 71.34) or that they meet crisis resolution by a least restrictive alternative.
  • Maintain and demonstrate an expert-level working knowledge of WA State ITA RCW 71.05, 71.34, and DCR protocols.
  • Ability to quickly de-escalate, interview, assess, and mediate with potentially aggressive patients in hostile and volatile environments while maintaining calmness, situational awareness, and clinical control of the situation.

Minimum Qualifications:



Degree in Psychology, social services, or behavioral health field or must meet waiver criteria of RCW 71.24.260.


Specialist (minimum of 5

years of job-related experience)

At least five years of experience in direct treatment of persons with mental illness or emotional disturbance, such experience gained under the supervision of a Mental Health Professional.

Possess and maintain a valid driver's license with an acceptable motor vehicle report and reliable, insured transportation


Agency Affiliated Counselor Registration (can be obtained after hire). Must meet and maintain the definition of a Mental Health Professional as defined in WAC 388-877-0500.

Our recruitment processes are designed to prevent discrimination against our people regardless of gender identity or orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, citizenship, or any aspect which makes someone unique.