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

Lutheran Social Services of
Wisconsin and Upper Michigan

Job Details

Post Date 3/21/2018
Req # 17-0363
Title Mental Health Specialist
City Appleton
State WI
Location 6391 - Eastwood Crisis Program
Starting Pay $13.00
Shift 3rd Shift
Hours per Week 40
Status Full-time
Program Description Mental Health

Lutheran Social Services of WI & Upper MI is seeking a Mental Health Specialist to join the team at Eastwood Crisis Facility.  This 8 bed residential facility provides 24 hour supervision for adults with mental health and/or addictions issues who are experiencing a crisis from any of life's difficult circumstances.  This is a third shift awake opportunity with hours from 10 PM - 6 AM but can vary.  Weekend hours are required.

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


  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Flex Spending for Dependent & Health Care
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Paid Time Off
  • 9 Paid Holidays
  • Ability to Contribute to 403B
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Service Awards and Recognition   


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.


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


We want you! Apply today to join our team.




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