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Crisis Therapist

MultiCare Health Systems
Posted 2 days ago, valid for 6 months

Puyallup, WA 98374, US


$23.44 - $36.46 per hour

Contract type

Full Time

Paid Time Off

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Sonic Summary

  • Salary: Starting pay $33.81, pay scale $33.81 - $48.65 USD
  • Experience: Previous Crisis experience preferred
  • Requirements: Master’s degree, MHP status, Washington state driver’s license
  • Schedule: .8 FTE, Nights shift, Thursday 8p-4a, Friday and Saturday 6p-6a
  • Benefits: Competitive salary, medical, dental, retirement benefits, paid time off

You Belong Here.

At MultiCare, we strive to offer a true sense of belonging for all our employees. Across our health care network, you will find a dynamic range of meaningful careers, opportunities for growth, safe workplaces, and flexible schedules. We are connected by our mission - partnering and healing for a healthy future - and dedicated to the health and well-being of the communities we serve.

FTE: .8, Shift: Nights, Schedule: 8p-4a Thursday, 6p-6a Friday and Saturday

Must have MHP status.

Position Summary

The Crisis Therapist plays a key role on the Behavioral Health team at MultiCare, providing crisis intervention and evaluation that meets the unique needs of consumers and their families. From performing interventions to making referrals for inpatient or outpatient care, your position will offer you the capacity to help individuals every day.


  • You will manage the mental and emotional health of each consumer as needed in coordination with the allied providers
  • You will complete risk assessments
  • You will develop safety plans with consumers and their natural supports as needed
  • You will screen and refer patients with drug and/or alcohol problems
  • You will coordinate ongoing inpatient psychiatric care for voluntary patients
  • You will determine the need and facilitate requests to the Designated Crisis Responder when an involuntary detainment evaluation is indicated
  • You will represent MHS and Behavioral Healthcare to community groups or individuals representing health care or mental health services


  • Master’s degree, Mental health professional (MHP) as defined by the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) required
  • Ability to obtain Washington State Counselor Agency-Affiliated Registration upon hire
  • Current Washington state driver’s license
  • Previous Crisis experience preferred
  • Ability to work flexible shifts including nights
  • Proof of a safe driving record (which meets established MultiCare Standards) obtained by a motor vehicle report from the appropriate state

Our Values

As a MultiCare employee, we'll rely on you to reflect our core values of Respect, Integrity, Stewardship, Excellence, Collaboration and Kindness. Our values serve as our guiding principles and impact every aspect of our organization, including how we provide patient care and what we expect from each other.

Why MultiCare?

  • Belonging: We work to create a true sense of belonging for all our caregivers
  • Mission-driven: We are dedicated to our mission of partnering for healing and a healthy future and the patients and communities we serve
  • Market leadership: Washington state's largest community-based, locally governed health system
  • Employee-centric: Named Forbes “America’s Best Employers by State” in 2023
  • Technology: "Most Wired"health caresystem 15 years in a row
  • Leading research: MultiCare Institute for Research & Innovation, 40 years of ground-breaking, clinical and health services research in our communities
  • Lifestyle: Live and work in the Pacific Northwest - offering breathtaking water, mountains and forest at every turn.

Pay and Benefit Expectations

We provide a comprehensive benefits package, including competitive salary, medical, dental and retirement benefits and paid time off. As required by various pay transparency laws, we share a competitive range of compensation for candidates hired into each position. The pay scale is $34.12 - $49.10 USD. However, pay is influenced by factors specific to applicants, including but not limited to: skill set, level of experience, and certification(s) and/or education. If this position is associated with a union contract, pay will be reflective of the appropriate step on the pay scale to which the applicant’s years of experience align.

Associated benefit information can be viewed here.

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