Designated Crisis Responder (DCR)

Discovery Behavioral Healthcare

Located on the Olympic Peninsula, Port Townsend is a beautiful Victorian seaport and arts community that offers vast opportunities for recreation, culture, maritime activities, and entertainment.

Full time position available for a Designated Crisis Responder (DCR) with Discovery Behavioral Healthcare (DBH). We are a small, non-profit Community Mental Health Center that provides comprehensive outpatient services to East Jefferson County. Including, the delivery of crisis intervention and evaluation services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The DCR provides crisis intervention services including response, outreach, evaluation, and follow-up to any individuals in East Jefferson County who identifies this need, working with the individual until the presenting crisis is resolved, and referring the individual for appropriate follow-up. In addition, function as a DCR providing evaluations to ascertain whether an individual meets criteria to be involuntarily detained should that be necessary and so detaining them as required.


• Must meet the requirements for Mental Health Professional per RCW 71.05.020: a Mental Health Professional may also hold a Master’s degree in a behavioral health field. Two years of experience in the mental health field is required with any degree.
• Be licensed or certified with Washington State Department of Health
• Be knowledgeable in crisis theory
• When designated “On-Call” must be locally available within a 2-hour travel time to Jefferson Healthcare.

Besides an amazing work environment and the opportunity to provide care to an underserved population. We offer a benefit package that includes:

$5000 signing bonus
Employer provided Medical Dental Vision
Retirement 403(b)
PTO and paid sick time
13 paid holidays
Employer paid license renewal
Employer paid life insurance
Employer paid liability coverage
DBH is an approved site for certain loan repayment programs
Paid educational days
Competitive salary

Come to beautiful Port Townsend Washington’s Victorian Seaport and Arts Community. With a wide array of cultural events, festivals, farmers markets, delicious restaurants, outdoor activities, and great views. There is something for everyone. Learn more about Port Townsend

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