Crisis Stabilization Worker, Adult Crisis Stabilization Unit

  • MaineHealth
  • Saco, ME, USA
  • May 25, 2021

Job Description


The Crisis Stabilization Worker (CSW) is an entry level, vital and dynamic role in a short-term, 7 bed unit for adults in acute crisis. CSW's have a unique skill-set that allows them to participate in the intake and discharge process, provide de-escalation skills, manage the milieu, pass medications and provide empathy and therapeutic support to a diverse client population.  Operational tasks include meal preparation and unit housekeeping. This is an exceptional entry level position as it provides a variety of clinical opportunities. 

The Adult Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) in Saco is a short-term, multi-bed unit in a home-like setting located in a residential neighborhood.

The CSU provides a 24-hour structured, treatment-based program in a supportive and safe environment for the purpose of helping resolve a crisis situation, as well as a transitional short-term support after an inpatient hospital stay. Our trained staff works with clients on solution-focused goals to improve functions of daily living and coping strategies, utilizing evidence-based as well as trauma, recovery, and co-occurring models of treatment. Staff is on duty 24 hours a day to support and ensure the safety of clients.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Education: High School diploma or equivalent is preferred. Bachelor’s degree in Social work or other related field is preferred
  • License/Certifications: MHRT-I certification or eligibility to receive certification is required. Proof of all certifications required for provisional MHRT-I. Qualified by DMHMR/SAS as "other qualified mental health professional."
  • Experience: 1+ year of experience working in a crisis stabilization setting is preferred. 2+ years of experience working with a broad spectrum of mentally ill clients is desirable.