Appalachian Regional Healthcare

Crisis Response Coordinator

Job Locations US-Hazard
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Health Professional
Posted Date
5 months ago(1/11/2023 3:30 PM)
Position Type
Temporary Full-Time
Day Shift


The Crisis Response Coordinator role is a temporary SAMHSA Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP) grant funded position in response to the flooding in Eastern Kentucky that occurred in July 2022. The coordinator will be responsible for organizing and tracking resources related to the Kentucky Community Crisis Response Team behavioral health related activities.


The CCP helps individuals and communities recover from natural and human-caused disasters through community outreach and access to mental health services. The CCP is a short-term disaster relief grant for states, US territories, and federally recognized tribes. CCP grants are awarded after a presidential disaster declaration. CCP funding supports community-based outreach, counseling, and other mental health services to survivors of natural and human-caused disasters.


The CCP helps people recover and rebuild their lives after a disaster. The CCP supports short-term interventions that involve the following counseling goals:

  • Helping disaster survivors understand their current situation and reactions
  • Reducing stress and providing emotional support
  • Assisting survivors in reviewing their disaster recovery options
  • Promoting the use or development of coping strategies
  • Connecting survivors with other people and agencies who can help them in their recovery process


Position Specifics:

  • Manage all resource requests and needs of the ARH CCP response
  • Plan ongoing resource needs for ARH CCP response including creation of ongoing grant funding requests
  • Organize team of crisis response associates and volunteers to provide outreach internally and externally
  • Track training requirements for all crisis response associates and volunteers
  • Organizing supplies, materials, communications needed by the CCP response team
  • Provide resources, documentation, etc. to ARH Communications and Community Development as needed for distribution into the community
  • Provide routine updates to ARH leadership
  • Ensure completion of CCP encounter reporting regardless of setting
  • Complete all applicable training as required by CCP
  • Provide crisis counseling in the communities served by ARH


Minimum Education
Bachelor’s Degree Required.
Bachelor’s degree in a human-services field is highly preferred. (Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, etc.)


Minimum Work Experience

3-5 Years of case management and/or counseling experience
Crisis counseling experience preferred


Required Licenses/Certifications
Clinical Social Worker (CSW) prefered.


Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
Ability to communicate effectively and document information accurately
Ability to deal efficiently and effectively with a wide variety of individuals
Ability to organize and lead a team
Knowledge of basic medical terminology required
Basic computer knowledge is required
Ability to work independently within general guidelines
Ability to communicate in English, both orally and written
Ability to work flexible hours
Ability to work with any individual experiencing mental health disturbances or dual diagnoses



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