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Crisis Practicums

Date: Jun 23, 2022

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County


Pay:  Unpaid Practicum  

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The Community Crisis Center is a 24-hour resource for mental health assistance and suicide prevention.


More than 70,000 calls are processed through the crisis hotline annually. In addition to telephone intervention, the Community Crisis Center provides face-to-face intervention services, including a mobile crisis unit. When a client comes to the Community Crisis Center facility, clinical staff are available for intervention, crisis treatment planning and to provide referrals to other community resources. When appropriate, the client will see a medical provider to assess the need for medication.

Practicum students are an integral part of the crisis services that we provide. Practicum students typically engage with clients and provide suicide prevention services through assessments and interventions either by phone or in person at the Community Crisis Center. Practicum students may also provide services to clients in our Crisis Observation Unit and/or Crisis Stabilization Unit. These units provide a safe, community-based alternative to psychiatric hospitalization.


Crisis Intervention Services (CIS) and Same Day Access

  • BSW, MSW, LPC, MFT Foundation and Advanced
  • Hours: Multiple shifts
  • Description of Learning Opportunities: Training and assistance in answering the suicide prevention hotline and crisis hotlines. Assist with triage, screening for risk, resource linkage and referral, intake assessment, crisis case management, crisis intervention, risk assessment, mobile crisis assessment, and brief therapy.
  • Supervisors: multiple available


Crisis Stabilization Unit – Any shift

  • BSW, MSW, LPC, MFT Foundation or Advanced
  • Hours: any
  • Description of Learning Opportunities: Learning crisis assessment/intervention/stabilization, program development, documentation review, safety planning, self-determination vs. intervention, resource management, networking, advocating, and working with diverse populations (ethnic, SPMI, poverty, homeless, infectious disease, addictions, legally entangled, trans institutionalized, institutionalized, chronic health, personality disorders, etc.). Could also do community stabilization work with Transition Team.
  • Supervisors: multiple available

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Human Resources by phone at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Do not use this phone number for employment questions. This number is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.

Nearest Major Market: Wichita