Outreach Worker

Organization: Journey Mental Health Services

Location: Madison, WI

We have an opening for an Outreach Worker in our Crisis Stabilization program!  The Outreach Worker (OW) works in the Crisis Stabilization Unit (which in turn is part of the Emergency Services Unit).  The OW works in a variety of ways to provide one-on-one support to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis.  Outreach work includes: medication delivery and observation, transportation of consumers, social support, and providing support and supervision of consumers at JMHC diversion facilities. Duties include providing culturally sensitive services in whatever way the individual and his or her treaters deem necessary and appropriate in order to assist them in getting through a difficult time, with special emphasis on consumer involvement and empowerment.  The OW works on an as-needed basis. The OW must be able to provide companionship and support to people in distress, model appropriate social interactions and coping skills, assist consumers in identifying natural support systems and help with linking consumers to ongoing community-based resources.  The OW will work collaboratively, as a member of a team that includes the consumer, Emergency Services Unit staff and other community treaters.  The OW is committed to providing services that value diversity, are inclusive and promote cultural sensitivity.

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