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Behavioral Health Emergency Services Clinician-Mobile Crisis Psych: Full-Time - SIGN ON BONUS $5,000

Req ID:

req219

Department:Behavioral Health Division

Compensation Range:

$44,070.00 - $63,900.93

Job Summary:

This position is a member of the adult Crisis Mobile Team to provide services for individuals 18 years of age and older. Emphasis is on completing psychiatric and psychosocial assessments of adults who present themselves in emotional crisis, whether on the Crisis Line, in person, or during a mobile contact in the community.

Job Duties:

  1. Conduct psychiatric and psychosocial assessment of the adult (18-64 years) patient based upon knowledge of the normal bio-psycho-social development of adulthood. Can evaluate dangerousness to self and others in adults.

  2. Intervene in and manage the acute crisis phase of mental illness in the community. De-escalate, stabilize, and resolve mental health crisis events (may include remaining with the client in their community setting until stabilized and linked with other services).

  3. Effectively reduce any danger to self or others by either therapeutic interventions, arranging for hospitalization for effective protection, services and/or supports in the community until the danger is eliminated and the client is engaged in therapeutic services.

  4. Implement the patient's plan of care by utilizing psychotherapeutic interventions, related to crisis assessment as well as the development of a crisis plan.

  5. Consults and collaborates with the Community Services Branch (TCM/CSP), local hospitals, police, the CART Team, CLASP program, and other mental health professionals. Provide community education regarding crisis management and mental health service.

  6. Assess and refer consumers in the Access Clinic to mental health services. Support and assist consumers in the Observation unit by developing client specific discharge plans. Evaluate and monitor consumers admitted to the Crisis Stabilization Houses, & answer the crisis line.

  7. All other duties as assigned. 

Sign on bonus paid out over the first year of employment. First half paid after successful completion of six month probationary period from date of hire. Second half paid out at one year anniversary. Current Milwaukee County employees are not eligible for new hire sign on bonus.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

The ORIGINAL EXAMINATION is open to qualified residents of the United States. Appointee must establish residency within the confines of the State of Wisconsin within six months of appointment and maintain such residency during incumbency.  In accordance with Rule III Section 12 of the Civil Service Rules a non-competitive examination will be held for this position. The non-competitive examination will consist of criteria deemed appropriate by the Director of Human Resources to rank applicants on the eligible list for this position.  

 
Posting Close Date: 
 Continuous Recruitment

Education & Experience

Position Qualifications:

  • A valid state of Wisconsin driver’s license is required.  
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or a related field required
  • Valid Wisconsin State licensure, free of limitations, is REQUIRED in one of the following: 
    • Advanced Practice Social Workers (APSW)
    • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or (LPC-IT)
    • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
    • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist or (LMFT-IT)
  • Three (3) or more years of practical work experience in crisis services.
  • Availability to work rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays is required. Schedule is completed 2 months in advance with the flexibility to amend shifts as needed.

 

Milwaukee County offers competitive benefit package including group life, health and dental insurance; including major medical coverage of employees and dependents; deferred compensation and contributory pension plan, pre-tax childcare and dependent care program. Additionally, the federal government offers a loan forgiveness program for employees that serve in the public sector. 

Milwaukee County is an Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability genetic information or protected veteran status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, background checks and pre-employment physicals subject to job requirements. 

 

 

     
Milwaukee County is an Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability genetic information or protected veteran status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, background checks and pre-employment physicals subject to job requirements. If special accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.