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Crisis Mental Health Therapist
Location:Marshfield City Hall
FT/PT:Full-time 38.75hrs/week - WRS Eligible
Deadline to apply:12/10/2019
Hiring Range:$62,102.30 to $71,008.60/annually
  
Job Responsibilities:
WHO WE ARE:

The Wood County Human Services Department has great passion for helping the members of our community. As an employer, we strive to provide a work environment where diversity and differing opinions are valued, creativity is encouraged, continuous learning and improvement are fostered, teamwork and open/honest communication are encouraged, and meeting customer needs through quality services is a shared goal across all departments. If you have a background in Social Work and a passion to help the members of our community, please consider joining our team! 

WHAT WE OFFER:

In addition to who we are, Wood County team members are offered competitive salaries, flexible schedules, and excellent benefits, including:

*Health Insurance
*Dental Insurance
*Vision Insurance
*Wisconsin Retirement System Defined Benefit Plan
*457 deferred compensation plan
*Income Continuation Insurance
*Vacation, Comp and Sick Time
*Holiday Pay
*Flexible Spending Account to set aside pre-tax dollars for childcare and medical expenses
*Life/short-term, long-term insurance, and more!


CURRENT OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN OUR TEAM:

The Wood County Human Services Department has an  opening for a full-time (.97 FTE) Crisis Mental Health Therapist Position. This position will conduct mental health intake and crisis assessments.  Provide brief individual, group and family therapy in the Outpatient Patient Mental Health/Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Clinic (OPC).  Provide education and consultation services to staff and clients. Provide clients with information about and make referrals to community resources; provide supportive and crisis counseling and follow-up; provide supporting documentation for all client contacts; Determine need for and provide mobile crisis responses, provide county Chapter 51 approvals to Law Enforcement.  Serve as an access point to community for Behavioral Health and Long Term Support referrals.  Provide direct support and supervision to clients in crisis stabilization programming. Provide supervision to staff and for reporting and programming under DHS 34.  Provide back up support for positions as needed. Participate in clinical collaboration with the OPC as required by DHS 35.
 
SUPERVISES 
No direct staff supervisory responsibility, but position will provide clinical supervision for the crisis program in this role as required by DHS 34.  While working with the OPC this clinician will staff their cases collaboratively as required by DHS 35 with the other licensed MH clinicians.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
A. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1. Provide brief mental health therapy to individuals, couples, children and families who have been involved in the crisis stabilization program and are in need of brief intervention services. Assess mental health needs of clients and determine appropriate interventions.
2. Perform mental health assessments of clients on a crisis basis and during the course of treatment. 
3. Maintain computerized case records to document client needs, treatment plans and services rendered in a timely fashion as defined in Human Services Department Policy and Procedure Manual.  Bill for services rendered as appropriate. 
4. Provide educational/consultation and/or clinical supervision services concerning mental health issues as directed.  This includes clinical review of assessments, notes, crisis plans and other related documents. 
5. Participate w/the OPC during scheduled collaboration times.
6. Responsible to know and practice the safety policies of Wood County.  Perform all job tasks in a safe and prescribed manner. 
7. Provide information on community resources; conduct supportive and crisis counseling; refer clients to appropriate services, determine need for and provide mobile crisis responses, provide county approval for chapter 51 detentions, conduct case follow-up as needed.  This position requires strict adherence to rules of confidentiality.
8. Create and update computerized community resource data.  Create and update computer information on ongoing clients.  
9. Participate in consultation with other Human Services personnel and Medical director to review client cases as needed.  Establish aftercare plans and assist the clients with follow up services/resources.
10. Assist in initiating/completing other departmental projects or activities as assigned by Legal Services/Crisis Supervisor or Outpatient Clinic Manager.
11. Attend staff meetings as scheduled.  Develop schedule as appropriate to complete all assigned tasks.    
12. Assist in training new staff. 
13. Provide back up for after-hours consult, crisis interventionists and mental health therapists as assigned.
14. Responsible to know and practice the Safety policies of the County.  Perform all job tasks in a safe and prescribed manner.
 
B. OTHER JOB DUTIES

1. Work independently in various settings, as well as the ability to consult with and report to the Clinical Director, Psychologist, Outpatient Clinic Manager and Legal Services/Crisis Supervisor as to the nature of the case and appropriate therapeutic interventions to be used. 
2. Responsible to follow state guidelines to provide services in certified programming (intake assessments, crisis assessments, crisis plans, case reviews, treatment plans, aftercare, and any other required activities).  
3. Disseminate pertinent prevention materials to consumers on mental health, alcohol and other drug abuse, developmental disabilities and other relevant topics. 
4. Other duties as assigned. 
 
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Over seventy-five (75%) of the time is spent sitting, hearing, talking, reaching,  and using near vision.  Fifty percent (50%) of time is spent talking.  About ten percent (10%) of time is reaching, and typing.  In unusual situations, lifting is required.  There is also a threat of physical attack or injury from clients in unusual situations.   

This position description has been prepared to assist in defining job responsibilities, physical demands, and skills needed.  It is not intended as a complete list of job duties, responsibilities, and/or essential functions.  This description is not intended to limit or 
modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under supervision.  The County retains and reserves any or all rights to change, modify, amend, add to or delete, from any section of this document as it deems, in its judgment, 
to be proper.

Wood County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
 

 

 
Job Qualifications:
EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, QUALIFICATIONS 
A Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling or related human service field is required.  Appropriate state licensure or certification is required (LCSW, LPC).  Three thousand (3,000) hours of supervised clinical experience is required. Minimum of one year of experience is preferred working in a crisis intervention program or a clinical setting. Position requires having or obtaining necessary trainings to meet CBRF certification under DHS 83 and DHS 34 Emergency Mental Health requirements.  DHS 34 training requires an initial 40 hours of training, which includes suicide risk & assessment, WI mental health laws and an overview of crisis services. Must follow minimal requirements as required by DHS 35, 92, and 94. Must be able to work independently under potentially high stress situations, (e.g., high suicide risk caller) and possess good written and verbal communication skills.  Knowledge of the DSM-V is expected.  Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team is required.  Basic, everyday living skills are needed, as is the ability to understand and follow oral and written guidelines and policies.  Reading, writing, adding and subtracting is needed (to read and prepare reports, read laws and policies).  Imperative to maintain confidentiality.  Individual must be organized and able to self-initiate tasks.  Schedule will be developed as needed and must maintain flexibility.  Valid driver’s license is necessary.   

Basic office equipment used:  copy machine, computer terminal and printer, telephone, telephone diverter, fax machine, scanner, calculator, related software/databases and other equipment as needed.