Designated Crisis Responder


Designated Crisis Responder- $5000 hiring bonus available -Full Time
Hiring Range: $35.79/hr. - $44.73/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 Designated Crisis Responder provides prompt and focused expert response to persons in crisis compassionately and efficiently in keeping with State and SBHO-mandated crisis services, including DCR duties. 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 clinical assessments and legal investigations and evaluations for involuntary detention to psychiatric and substance use disorder facilities.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Provide crisis outreach services throughout Kitsap County, working within a collaborative and supportive team environment with assignments requiring solo outreaches for hospital/jail assessments and outreaches for community crisis interventions and assessments.
  • Maintain the respect and dignity of each client, the


    personal support, and community professionals, emphasizing special population concerns.
  • Function as a DCR consistent with the Involuntary Treatment Act of Washington State (RCW 71.05 and 71.34) and the DCR Protocols.
  • Proven capacity to manage multiple simultaneous investigations, consults, and responsibilities with the ability to triage priorities in a high-stress environment.
  • Conduct face-to-face (FTF) assessments of individuals to determine if they meet the criteria for involuntary detention under criteria defined by the Involuntary Treatment Act (RCW 71.05 or 71.34) or if they meet crisis resolution by a least restrictive alternative.
  • Assess and ensure the safety of clients, the community, and


    self during the investigation process, which includes coordinating and working with medical, law enforcement, state and local agency representatives, and community and family members.
  • Effectively and efficiently conduct investigations that utilize all reasonably available and appropriate sources of information relevant to the known facts about an individual case.
  • Coordination of interview of witnesses and providing information to witnesses on declaration statement criteria relevant to the case. This includes consulting with medical, law enforcement, state and local agency representatives, and community and family members.
  • Routinely assess the credibility of witnesses and information found in the course of an investigation.
  • Maintain and demonstrate an expert-level working knowledge of WA State ITA RCW 71.05, 71.34, and DCR protocols.

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.