I'll be one of their crisis therapists that works on a mobile team responding to people in crisis (hince the title). Our job is to stabilize, assess, and make treatment recommendations. Its fairly similar to what I did for the fire department, but this holds more liability because EMPACT is a licensed behavioral health provider.
This isn't exactly my dream job, but crisis work is always good experience for social workers, counselors, psychiatrists, or anyone else in the behavioral health field. I like that every shift, every call will look different. I like having to think fast, problem solve right there on the scene, and then being able to be done with "it". However, I don't like that the work itself is extremely draining and taxing.
But most of all, I am extremely fortunate to have found another position so soon. (Its all in who you know.) Of the 110 people laid off from Healthy Families 3 of us have jobs so far. Its a tough market, and I know other arenas are doing even worse than social services. I almost feel guilty that my job search went so smoothly, but at the same time, I know nothing is certain in this market. So I hope this new job has funding to just get Mark through school.