Established in 1963 and successfully serving the entire county, the Contra Costa Crisis Center’s mission is to keep people safe and alive and to connect them to culturally relevant services. Core programs include 24:7 Crisis Line, 2-1-1 Information & Referral services and a Grief Counseling program. The Crisis Center operates with a staff of 25 and a volunteer team of nearly 100.
The Call Specialist is a non-exempt staff member and works as part of a larger team to expertly and compassionately respond to multiple incoming calls ranging from crisis support to information and referral and including Help Me Grow child resources. S/he works closely with other staff and volunteers of the agency’s programs and reports to the Director of Programs or designee.
The Grief & Suicide Prevention Services Coordinator of the Contra Costa Crisis Center is a non-exempt staff and is responsible for the administrative management of the agency’s grief counseling support services, suicide/crisis intervention & prevention follow-up services, and supporting community- based outreach, training, and education efforts. They oversee service delivery of grief counseling support to the community which includes cultivation and supervision of grief counseling volunteers. They report directly to the Director of Programs.