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Crisis Plan Specialist - (1st/2nd Shift)
Behavioral Health Emergency Services Clinicians
Hourly Rate: $25.21 - $38.05
SIGN ON BONUS $7,500 &
Shift Differentials: $5/hr for 2nd shift and weekends, $10/hr for 3rd shift
This position is open on a continuous basis until a sufficient pool of qualified candidates is obtained and will close without prior notification
Job Summary: The Crisis Plan Specialist is a dedicated resource within the Crisis Mobile Team (CMT) that coordinates, facilitates, and monitors Crisis Plans and Crisis Staffings. This Behavioral Health Emergency Services (BHESC) position will specialize in coordinating and leading Crisis Staffings for those in need, creating crisis plans with individuals and their care teams per DHS 34, and making positive connections with community partners through collaboration and facilitating training opportunities. The Crisis Plan Specialist is also responsible for monitoring for quality and compliance of Crisis Plans, auditing, and development of associated trainings for employees, network providers, and community partners.
As a fully trained member of the CMT, the Crisis Plan Specialist is a master's level and licensed clinician who provides comprehensive assessment, de-escalation/stabilization, follow-up and linkage to resources for individuals experiencing a mental health or co-occurring mental health/substance use crisis.
The Crisis Plan Specialist consists of the following job responsibilities:
- Receive referrals for Crisis Plans & staffings (triaging, coordinating, collaborating, and facilitating appropriately).
- Complete response plans and crisis plans with clients (in collaboration with formal and informal supports), adjusts plans with client input as needed in collaboration with care teams.
- Provide outreach and education to community providers to support services of individuals experiencing crisis.
- Audit Crisis Plans for quality and compliance to DHS 34, provide education and training, develop documents/tools as needed, participate in development of workflows, policies and procedures.
- Participates in the following duties as a member of the CMT during downtime:
- Answering calls on the Crisis Line from individuals experiencing a crisis and in immediate needs of services and support.
- Provide community and/or hospital-based assessments, crisis counseling, and consultation
- Provide comprehensive clinical support to individual's residing at the Crisis Stabilization Houses
Required Education, License/Certification and Experience:
- Authorized to work in the United States; Wisconsin Residency within six (6) months of hire date
- Valid Driver's License required and must be maintained throughout employment. Able to obtain a valid WI driver's license within six (6) months of hire date
- Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology or Counseling
- At least three (3) or more years of recent practical work experience in crisis services
- Availability to work rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays is required
- Able and willing to travel, within the community, up to 50% of work time
- Able to lift/pull up to 25 lbs. as needed
- Valid Wisconsin State licensure, free of limitations, is REQUIRED in one of the following:
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
- Advanced Practice Social Worker (APSW)
- Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or (LPC-IT)
- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or (LMFT-IT)
Sign on bonus paid during the first year of employment. First half paid after successful completion of six-month probationary period from date of hire. Second half paid out at one-year anniversary. Current Milwaukee County Employees are NOT eligible for new hire sign on bonus. Former Milwaukee County employees are also not eligible for the sign on bonus unless they left Milwaukee County service five or more years prior to the new hire date.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Community and hospital-based services are provided for people who are experiencing significant, potentially life changing, crisis situations where the clinician is required to quickly develop rapport, thoroughly assess the individual's mental health and substance use needs, provide recommendations regarding emergency detentions and placement, assist in stabilizing the crisis, and connect the individual to community based resources. A high level of clinical skills, independent decision making, ability to work under pressure, and knowledge of the community is imperative.
NOTE: This Original application is open to qualified residents of the United States. Appointee must establish Wisconsin State residency within six (6) months of starting date. Candidates need to submit a full account of their training and experience (i.e., by submitting an up-to-date resume or by fully completing the application) during the application process and may also be asked to take additional written or performance tests as part of the selection process.
APPLICANTS MUST POSSESS MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF FILING APPLICATION
Milwaukee County is committed to fostering an equitable working environment, free from discrimination and harassment, on the basis of any characteristic protected by law. We prohibit any form of discrimination, harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, pregnancy related condition, national origin, age, disability, FMLA status, sexual orientation, military status, marital status, or any other category or status that is now or in the future protected by federal, state, and local law. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, background checks and pre-employment physicals subject to job requirements. If special accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.
- Job Family 8 - Health
- Job Function 2 Professionals
- Pay Type Hourly
- Travel Required Yes
- Travel % 50
- Required Education Master's Degree