CITY OF PHILADELPHIA PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT

5E03
SUICIDE AND CRISIS INTERVENTION COUNSELOR


GENERAL DEFINITION

This is mental health work providing counseling, referral and information services to individuals having mental, emotional and social problems including suicidal behavior. Work involves frequent telephone contact with patients, social service agencies and mental health agencies and providing consultative and advisory services to mental health practitioners and the public in regard to suicidal and emotional crises. Significant aspects of the work include providing emergency counseling to individuals contemplating or in the process of committing suicide or experiencing emotional crisis, and providing immediate alternatives or commitment service for them. Work is performed under the general supervision of a technical superior.

ALLOCATING FACTORS: (The following conditions must be met for a position to be approved for this class.)


TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

KNOWLEDGE OF:

ABILITY TO:


MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

(The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests. Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience requirements as approved on 4/81.)

EDUCATION:

AND GENERAL EXPERIENCE: SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE:

Or any equivalent combination of education and experience which has included completion of a bachelor's degree program as an educational minimum.

PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS



PAY RANGE: EP16
Class Established: 4/1968

Latest Spec. Revision:
  CSC - 2/1996 ; Ad Board - 5/1996

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END OF JOB CLASS SPECIFICATION - 5E03