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University of Utah Health Crisis Worker - MCOT / Mobile Crisis Outreach Team (CSW, LCSW, CMHC, or ACMHC license required) in Salt Lake City, Utah


The Mobile Crisis Outreach Team (MCOT) is dispatched by the crisis response team to provide professional clinical services to those in need during a crisis event.

Mobile Crisis Outreach Teams offer community-based intervention to individuals living in the Salt Lake County. Outreach teams go to homes, schools, shelters, work, or anywhere else in the community where a person is experiencing a crisis. A two person team is in place to support emergency department and justice system diversion. Teams will have cars and equipment to complete most of their work in the field. Teams will be managed and dispatched by a MCOT Dispatcher in real time using a GPS location program to dispatch a team to the location of the person in crisis in order to achieve the needed and best outcome.

The main objectives of mobile crisis services are to provide rapid response, assess the individual, and resolve crisis situations that involve children and adults who are presumed or known to have a behavioral disorder. Additional work includes linking people to needed services to reduce psychiatric hospitalizations, including hospitalizations that follow psychiatric ED admissions.

Essential functions of mobile crisis services include:

  • Triage/screening, including explicit screening for suicidality

  • Assessment

  • De-escalation/resolution

  • Peer support

  • Coordination with medical and behavioral health services: and

  • Crisis Response planning and follow-up.

Find out more about our program by visiting us online:

HMHI Crisis Line Website

Social Workers (CSW or LCSW) or Clinical Mental Health Counselors (CMHC or ACMHC) in this position are responsible for responding to crisis cases by providing diagnostic assessment, crisis intervention therapy, mobilization of internal and external resources, establishing appropriate stabilization and disposition of each case and referral for follow-up care. This position has the authority to assess and diagnose psychiatric emergency patients; deem if and when to hospitalize or civilly commit patients; and determine what resources a client and family requires in order to resolve or diminish a crisis.

Challenges encountered by the incumbent include responding to suicidal and homicidal patients, those who are too irrational to remain at liberty in the community or who may be infected with hazardous infectious agents. There is also a risk of assault from agitated, combative, irrational patients experiencing psychosis from mental disorders or substance abuse.

As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA


  • Evaluates patients through interviews and psychosocial assessments in order to establish and develop treatment plans and treatment goals in conjunction with the licensed treatment team.

  • Administers approved counseling which involves social work assessments, counseling and/or treatment to patients, families or significant others.

  • Identifies and provides outreach in the form of information and referrals for community resources to patients and families such as shelter, transportation, future treatment plans and financial assistance.

  • Develops and provides stress management/wellness treatment plans for inpatient and outpatient populations.

  • May perform some Case Management duties.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job outlined above.

  • Care is appropriate to the population served.

  • Demonstrated human relations and effective verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team, problem solve, and resolve conflicts for individuals, couples and groups.

  • Ability to identify and arrange community resources that provide individualized assistance for patients, which may involve post-treatment financial assistance, shelter and transportation.

  • Ability to make recommendations based upon experience regarding policy and delivery of service.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.

  • Demonstrate the knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.


Qualifications Licenses Required

  • Current RQI Healthcare Provider eCredential through the University of Utah Health RQI system. The eCredential is to be obtained within 30 days of hire.

  • One of the following

  • Current Licensed Clinical Social Worker (L.C.S.W.) certificate for clinical practice in the State of Utah.

  • Current license to practice as a Certified Social Worker in the State of Utah.

* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

Qualifications (Preferred)

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves intermediate work that may exert up to 50 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects while providing patient care to those requiring psychiatric care.

Physical Requirements

Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Walking

EEO Statement

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Requisition Number 45411
Reg/Temp Regular
Employment Type Full-Time
Shift Day
Work Schedule Sunday-Wednesday 7am-5pm
Location Name 525 Plaza
Patient Care? Yes
City Salt Lake City
State UT
Category Behavioral Health

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.