Crisis Worker – 50% FTE

Position Overview

We have an opening for a part-time Crisis Worker in our Emergency Services Unit program! The Crisis 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 Crisis Worker is responsible for providing emergency mental health interventions for children, youth and adults. Assessments are based on an understanding not only of consumer symptoms, but also of strengths and social/cultural resources. These strengths and resources will be taken into account and utilized as appropriate to assist the individual’s return to a more optimal level of functioning. This position on the emergency services team involves mobility throughout the community and working rotating shifts as needed including evenings, weekends and holidays in order to ensure that the clinical needs of the program are being met and enable the program to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Clinical Specialists will be providing co-responses with law enforcement as well.

Essential Qualifications
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 experience in community-based work with related professional references.
  • 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.

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.

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.

 

Organization: Journey Mental Health Center

Job Location: Madison, WI