Emergency Phone Worker

POSITION OVERVIEW
We have an opening for an Emergency Phone Worker in our Emergency Services Unit! The Emergency Phone Worker (CCSI) position is responsible for providing a wide array of culturally sensitive, recovery oriented, trauma sensitive, direct clinical services provided in conjunction with other staff.  Services provided by this position may include assessment, treatment planning, referrals and case management.  The Emergency Phone Worker is responsible for a variety of tasks related to telephone screening, assessment, intervention, counseling, referral and follow-up with persons who are experiencing a mental health emergency.  These services are based on an understanding not only of the consumers’ symptomatology, but also of his/her strengths and social/cultural resources.  He/she works rotating shifts as necessary to enable the unit to operate 24 hours/day, 365 days/year and can on occasion provide flexible fill-in coverage when needed.

Journey Mental Health Center (JMHC) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the agency’s belief that staff diversity and cultural humility are the foundation for services, which are accessible, effective, and relevant to the diverse needs of our consumers.

It is important that we choose employees that reflect our mission, vision and values, thus our selection process is thorough and sometimes longer than other employers.

Thank you in advance for providing us with complete and accurate application materials and for your patience when waiting to hear from us.

Though you may have excellent experience, strong work ethic and passion for recovery, due to our funding contractual agreements, candidates we hire must meet the Essential Qualifications specified in the job postings in order to be offered an interview. Please review the qualifications carefully. We wouldn’t want you to put effort into your application materials if you don’t meet the essential qualifications.

You can read about the many benefits of working at JMHC on our careers page.

FOLLOWING IS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
The Emergency Phone Worker reports directly to the assigned supervisor with overall program supervision provided by the Director.  Minimum annual service hours are to be determined.

QUALIFICATIONS
ESSENTIAL
Experience/Education/Licensure
Bachelor’s degree in a related behavioral health field with 1 year of clinical experience
OR
4 years of clinical experience with chronically mentally ill persons

  • Experience in related behavioral health field.
  • Commitment to work toward improving cultural diversity and inclusion.
  • Strong commitment to principles of recovery and to facilitating consumer participation in treatment/service planning and provision.
  • Knowledge of evidence based practices for treatment of mental health and co-occurring disorders.
  • Experience in community-based mental health and substance abuse assessment, case management, treatment planning and crisis resolution.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (both orally and in writing).
  • Ability to work effectively with an interdisciplinary team with a positive and creative attitude.
  • Ability to work independently and remain organized and efficient.
  • Superior ethics and interpersonal boundaries as evidenced by past experience in community based work with related professional references.

Typical Physical Demands
Requires sitting, standing, light lifting, bending, and reaching; and the ability to use and operate standard office equipment, including computer, calculator, phone, printer, cell phone, facsimile, etc.
Working Conditions
May require evening or weekend hours depending on program and consumer’s needs.

PREFERRED

  • Bi-lingual, and/or bi-cultural (Spanish/Hmong/Cambodian).
  • Fluent in American Sign Language.
  • Experience with use of evidence based practices in mental health, and substance abuse.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license, a favorable driving record, adequate insurance (per WI law) and access to a vehicle with willingness to use it for work (i.e. transporting consumers.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
A. Provision of Clinical Services

  1. Performs accurate assessments to initially evaluate mental health, as well as alcohol and other drug use issues in a culturally sensitive, recovery oriented, trauma sensitive manner.
  2. Provides a range of clinical services in conjunction with program staff including outreach, assessment, treatment planning, referral, and case management in a context that is supportive of the consumer’s culture, values, and perspectives.
  3. Completes accurate clinical records including intakes, assessments, treatment plans and updates, progress notes, discharge summaries, and other information in a timely manner.

B. Program and JMHC Participation

  1. Attends staff meetings, in-services and other program activities as requested.
  2. Participates in JMHC committees, trainings and activities as directed and/or approved.

The above statements are not to be interpreted as an exhaustive list, but are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by this employee.

To apply, please visit: https://www.jobsinmadison.com/j/38417811?pc=38EC10E985