Mobile Crisis Response Careers

Effective May 2020- All MCRS positions are on hold.

Behavioral Health First Responder (Masters degree in related field with a license to practice in the state of Georgia as a LPC, LCSW required).  Candidates who do not meet licensure requirements will not be considered. 

Provide community-based, face-to-face, rapid response to children and adults with behavioral health conditions, intellectual/developmental disabilities in an active state of crisis. This service operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. MCRS is provided in community settings including, but not limited to: homes, residential settings, other treatment/support settings, schools, hospital emergency departments, jails, and social service settings. Initiate 1013/1014 as needed.

Behavioral Health Specialist (Bachelors & Masters degree) -Candidates must go through an internal credentialing process to be considered.

Must have Bachelors’ or Masters’ degree in a human services related field (psychology, school, psychology, counseling, vocational rehabilitation, or a related field). Courses taken while obtaining the degree must include: Psychometric testing and two of the following: behavior analysis or modification; therapeutic intervention; counseling, and psychosocial assessment.

Experience: Work experience must include two years of individualized treatment programming, monitoring and observing behavior; collecting and recording behavioral observations in a treatment setting and developing and implementing behavior plans for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

Board Certified Behavioral Analyst- IDD First Responder (Masters degree in related field. Must have valid BCBA with 2 years experience required) – All Regions

Conduct crisis de-escalation, rapid assessment of strengths, problems and needs; psycho-education, brief behavioral support and intervention; and referral to appropriate services and supports. Provide short-term linkage and referral between persons in crisis and the appropriate or IDD services and supports, while reducing the rate of hospitalization, incarceration, out of home placement and unnecessary emergency room visits.


Only candidates with valid Georgia licensure for LPC or LCSW will be considered for BH First Responder positions.

Only candidates with valid BCBA certifications will be considered for IDD First Responder positions

Behavioral Specialists must go through credentialing process with transcripts validating their coursework


Behavioral Health Link Mobile Crisis Service areas effective January 1, 2019

Region 2: Baldwin, Barrow, Bibb, Burke, Clarke, Columbia, Elbert, Emanuel, Glascock, Greene, Hancock, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jenkins, Jones, Lincoln, Madison, McDuffie, Monroe, Morgan, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Putnam, Richmond, Screven, Taliaferro, Twiggs, Walton, Warren, Washington, Wilkes, and Wilkinson

Region 3: Clayton, Dekalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale.

Region 5: Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Bleckley, Brantley, Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Candler, Charlton, Chatham, Clinch, Coffee, Dodge, Effingham, Evans, Glynn, Jeff Davis, Johnson, Laurens, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Montgomery, Pierce, Pulaski, Tattnall, Telfair, Toombs, Treutlen, Ware, Wayne, Wheeler and Wilcox. 

Region 6: Butts, Carroll, Chattahoochee, Clay, Coweta, Crawford, Crisp, Dooly, Fayette, Harris, Heard, Henry, Houston, Lamar, Macon, Marion, Meriwether, Muscogee, Peach, Pike, Quitman, Randolph, Schley, Spalding, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taylor, Troup, Upson and Webster