IDD Crisis Stabilization Coordinator


The Waisman Center is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases throughout the lifespan. One of 15 centers of its kind in the United States, the Waisman Center encompasses laboratories for biomedical and behavioral research, clinics, a preschool, a brain imaging center, and a clinical biomanufacturing facility for the production of pharmaceuticals for early stage human clinical trials. In addition to its research efforts, the Center provides an array of services to people with developmental disabilities, offers numerous educational and outreach programs to young children and their families, and trains scientists and clinicians who will serve our nation in the future.

This position is a staff member within the Community Outreach Wisconsin (COW), University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) work unit located at 122 E. Olin Avenue. This position will develop, coordinate and implement–in close collaboration with Dane County Human Services, Journey Mental Health Center–the provision of DHS Chap 34 Crisis Stabilization services to Dane County residents with intellectual disabilities who are at high risk of experiencing a mental health crisis. Working closely with Community TIES Behavior Outreach consultants, this position will coordinate the provision of culturally sensitive, recovery oriented, and trauma sensitive, direct clinical crisis stabilization services to eligible Dane County residents. This position will also research and create program policies and procedures and provide ongoing training to Waisman Center Community Outreach staff and affiliated programs in Dane county to expand the utilization of Crisis Stabilization services to Dane County residents with IDD.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides social work services to clients in a clinical or public health and safety setting to support health and wellness. Evaluates, administers, or develops plans for clients and refer clients to appropriate resources. Participates in intervention planning of complex difficulties, which may include psychosocial evaluation and counseling of individuals, groups or families. May engage in psychotherapeutic activities under supervision.

  • 10% Updates case records in accordance with agency and departmental guidelines and policies
  • 20% Facilitates interventions according to treatment plans and organizational policies
  • 20% Provides crisis intervention as needed
  • 5% Provides referrals to establish coordinated treatment with community and state agencies
  • 10% Develops and implements specialized intervention plans to support the needs of clients
  • 5% Participates in treatment programs alongside an interdisciplinary team to diagnose or enhance social functioning of clients
  • 20% May provide expertise, training, and guidance to the community, peers, and/or students
  • 5% Contributes to core functions of the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), including activities of training/teaching, conducting research, disseminating evidence and best practices, and demonstrating model services.
  • 5% Participates in Dane County’s Collaborative Stabilization Coalition.
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Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW).
QUALIFICATIONS: The following experience is required:
– Three years of experience in providing service coordination support to people with intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD) and/or mental illness in community settings. Relevant student and/or volunteer experience may be considered.
– Three years of professional experience in a leadership position demonstrating strong organizational skills.
– One year of experience in supporting mental health needs of individuals with IDD including managing crisis situations and/or providing mental health services.

The following is preferred:
– Experience with community-based mental health assessment, case management, treatment planning and crisis resolution.
– Experience conducting assessments and developing behavioral support plans/treatment/crisis plans for individuals with IDD.
– Experience working collaboratively with law enforcement, hospitals, emergency mental health services and community providers.
– Experience working effectively with multi-disciplinary community teams supporting individuals with IDD.
– Demonstrated commitment to principle of recovery and facilitating consumer participation in treatment planning and provision.
– Well versed in applying and advocating “best practice” strategies and philosophy related to Community Inclusion for persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD).
– Experience completing accurate clinical records including, intakes, assessments, treatment or support plans, progress notes, and other reports in a timely manner.
– Experience writing or developing program policies and procedures.
– Excellent oral and written communication skills including basic computer competency and knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
– Bi-lingual (Spanish).
– Knowledge of Wisconsin Mental Health laws (incl. DHS Chap 34, 51 and 55).
– Knowledge of funding resources including the Children’s Long-Term Support Waiver (CLTS), Family Care and Include, Respect, I Self-Direct (IRIS).
– Knowledge of Dane County IDD and mental health service system and service providers.
– Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate with persons with a wide range of abilities and backgrounds.
– Keen attention to detail and precision.
– Creative problem-solving skills.

LCSW – Licensed Clinical Social Worker – State Licensure
Ability to acquire LCSW license within three years of hire (Required clinical supervision will be provided).
WORK TYPE: Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

SALARY: Minimum $53,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: A Criminal Background Check will be performed. Additionally, a Caregiver Background Check will be conducted.

Must complete HIPAA and receive certification within the first 5 days of employment and annually thereafter within 5 days of notification.

Must complete “Preventing Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence at UW-Madison” training.

Reporting requirements must be completed in a timely manner, including but not limited to effort reporting and outside activities reporting.

A valid driver’s license that meets UW Risk Management standards is required. The incumbent must provide his/her own transportation to sites. This position will require travel to various locations within the Dane county area.

This position will be located at 122 East Olin Ave, Madison, WI. Free parking is available.

Remote work will be possible following UW-Madison Remote Work Policy guidelines.

Standard work hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm, but occasional evening and weekend hours for trainings or attending conferences may be expected.

HOW TO APPLY: Please click on the “Apply Now” button to begin the application process. You will be asked to upload a resume, cover letter and a list of 3 references.
CONTACT: Kailee Gawlik
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

OFFICIAL TITLE: Social Worker II(HS044)
EMPLOYMENT CLASS: Academic Staff-Renewable
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The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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APPLICATIONS OPEN:DEC 22 2022 Central Standard Time


Organization: University of Wisconsin Madison – Waisman Center

Job Location: Madison, WI

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