LSSWis - Lutheran Social Services (LSS) of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan

Lutheran Social Services of
Wisconsin and Upper Michigan

Job Details


Post Date 2/16/2017
Req # 17-0063
Title Mental Health Specialist- Entry Level Position
City Sheboygan
State WI
Location 6395 - Turning Point Facility
Starting Pay 11.50
Shift 1st & 2nd Shift
Hours per Week 20
Status Part-time
Program Description Mental Health
Description

 

Under supervision,  the Mental Health Specialist performs work involving the recovery, support and advocacy for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.

Essential Duties and responsibilities:

  • De-escalates crisis situations using non-restrictive techniques
  • Provides support to individuals, advocates and assesses problems and establishes a recovery focused environment within the individual’s home, group living or community.
  • Establishes and maintains confidential files and records and may be responsible for tracking and reporting on various statistics and demographics.
  • Identifies emergencies and responds appropriately
  • Works as part of a community treatment team, including internal and external stakeholders
  • May facilitate supports groups with an emphasis on recovery and strength based techniques
  •  Transports and escort clients to meetings, services, appointments and other activities
  • Attends staff meetings and participates in training activities as required
  • Participates in community advocacy for individuals with mental illness
  • Assists with medication administration to ensure compliance with prescribed dosages and timeframes

 

Requirements

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

A High School Diploma or GED Equivalency is required for the position. Related experience or credits toward a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in social work, human services, psychology or similar major is required. One year of work experience in crisis or mental health preferred.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

The incumbent of this position must have a valid Driver’s License and car – Motor vehicle check (MVR) with a satisfactory driving record required.

 

TRAVEL:  Ability to travel on day trips as required up to 25-50%, depending on specific role

 

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