Job Description for Community Outreach Worker/Crisis Stabilization

Position Announcement
Position Information
Job Title:
Community Outreach Worker/Crisis Stabilization
Full-time/Part-time:
Full-time
Wage and Salary:
$19.85 per hour
Application review will begin:
July 22, 2022
Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled
Job Description:

Jefferson County’s Human Services Behavioral Health Division offers an array of programs that promote individual recovery while offering evidence-based treatment options, including Emergency Mental Health (EMH) Crisis Intervention Services. The EMH/Crisis Services Team provides a full array of crisis services for people who reside in the County which includes assessment, linkage to needed resources, crisis planning, determining if immediate intervention, such as inpatient hospitalization, safety plan, or if crisis stabilization placement is necessary.

The division is looking to add an experienced and compassionate Community Outreach Worker, who will ensure community safety, placement prevention, competency building, and positive consumer experiences through coaching and educating people of all ages who have experienced a mental health crisis, and their families, to develop coping skills. This position will also fill in at our crisis stabilization facility as needed to provide emergency mental health services for people with mental health and/or substance use issues. This service is provided in a crisis/assessment home for short-term placement.

To be successful you will be responsible for these key responsibilities:

  • Interview consumers to gather personal, family, employment, education, and social data to identify needs and establish goals
  • Mentor and educate consumers in developing independent living skills and values to establish plans that increase client’s independence and achieve success
  • Assists case managers and supervisors in assessing consumers for treatment while providing case planning and reviewing goals
  • Write crisis plans, monitor mental health commitments, and coordinate hospital discharge planning
  • Variety of other tasks necessary included on the posted job description

Starting wage: $19.85/hour

Hours of Work: Wednesday through Sunday; 1pm to 9pm with some flexibility

Benefits: Eligible for full benefits, click link for information

(https://www.jeffersoncountywi.gov/departments/human_resources/pay_and_benefit_information.php)

Qualifications:

Requirements:

  • Associate’s degree and one year experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience, required
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferred

Applications will be accepted until this position is filled, however, initial screening of applicants will begin July 22, 2022.

Application and position details are available at www.jeffersoncountywi.gov or

Jefferson County Human Resources: 311 S. Center Ave. Room 111, Jefferson, WI  53549.

Jefferson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer