Location: Madison, WI
Human Service Specialists provide care for individuals with mental health disorders in a residential setting. Residents are impaired or emotionally disturbed individuals, and require close behavioral monitoring and supervision. The position requires following the resident’s Crisis Care Plan in assuring resident safety, including suicide watch procedures when necessary.
- Monitor and record residents’ physical and emotional well-being and report unusual behavior or physical ailments to management staff.
- Provide support and personal care to mentally ill individuals in crisis.
- Observe and influence residents’ behavior, communicating and interacting with them to ameliorate their symptoms of mental health crisis or alcohol detox. May include gaining their trust, teaching, counseling them.
- Collaborate with or assist psychiatrists, psychologists, or rehabilitation therapists in working with mentally ill individuals in crisis to assure their safety, reduce their symptoms in an effort to return residents to the community.
- Develop and teach strategies to promote resident skills in coping with their mental illness or substance abuse, to promote recovery principles, wellness and independence.
- Supervise oral medications following physician’s prescriptions and orders and maintain records in accordance with specified procedures.
- Interview new patients to complete admission forms, to assess their mental health status and to obtain their mental health and treatment history.
- Lead prescribed individual or group therapy sessions as part of specific therapeutic procedures.
- Encourage patients to participate in social, recreational, and other therapeutic activities that enhance interpersonal skills and develop social relationships including the development of work skills.
- Perform basic data entry into excel documentation.
- Documentation of 80% of your shift is required for billing purposes.
- Participate and engage in an initial six month review and then yearly reviews afterwards.
- Participate in Crisis Prevention Intervention training provided by Tellurian.
- Attend weekly staff meetings for clinical supervision hours required by licensing.
- Complete documentation including, but not limited to; Assessments, Progress notes, Discharge Summaries
- The position requires approximately 66 hours of initial training to meet licensing standards. Required training is summarized on a checklist available at the time of orientation.
- Bachelors Degree in health/human/social services AND
- 2 years of related paid experience,
- Substance Abuse Counselor in Training Certification, and/or Peer Specialist Certification
- Valid Driver’s License
- Good written and oral presentation skills.
- Knowledge of MS Office, Word, and Excel programs
- Must be able to lift/carry 15-20lbs constantly
- Must be able to lift/carry up to 50lbs occasionally
Tellurian is an equal opportunity employer who fully supports equal access for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information or testing, family and medical leave, and sexual orientation. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth a complaint in good faith to the employer or government agency, or participate in said investigation of any complain, or otherwise oppose discrimination.Read the full article at: https://www.jobsinmadison.com/job/detail/52922070/DCC-Human-Service-Specialist-FT?frame=1&aid=2415791&csid=132967