Job Description for Social Worker - Emergency Mental Health Worker

Position Announcement
Position Information
Job Title:
Social Worker - Emergency Mental Health Worker
Wage and Salary:
$28.63 per hour
Application review will begin:
February 13, 2023
Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled
Job Description:

The Behavioral Health Division of Jefferson County Human Services provides mental health and substance use services from birth to adulthood for all residents of the County.  The primary focus of this Division is to provide evidence-based treatment that is recovery oriented, trauma informed, and person centered.  

Jefferson County Human Services seeks a full-time team member to provide a variety of services within our Emergency Mental Health team. The primary responsibilities of this individual will be conducting crisis assessments, responding to clients with mental health and substance use needs, developing response and crisis plans.

As a compassionate, caring, and attentive team member, you will complete the below responsibilities:

  • Work as a team member with Jefferson Police Department and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office where 25% of crisis calls originate. Perform ED assessments/Suicide Risk assessments, Emergency Mental Health Services, elder abuse investigations and guardianships, adult protective placements and placement assessments. May determine and arrange child and adult protective placements and custody.
  • Develop and implement crisis plans, response plans and some protective and safety plans
  • Interviews victims, witnesses, and parents. Meets with law enforcement, hospital staff, schools, and families.
  • Prepare reports that are in compliance with federal, state, and administrative laws, policies, and procedures
  • Variety of other tasks and responsibilities

Extensive training provided in:  Motivational Interviewing; Trauma Informed Care; Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Suicide Assessment.  

Starting Wage: $28.63 per hour/40 hours per week                            

Benefits: Eligible for our excellent benefit package with details provided at the below link



Qualifications Needed:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science, Social Work, or closely related field
  • Valid driver’s license, Emergency Mental Health, Juvenile Court Intake Worker, and Motivational Interviewing trainings/certifications

Qualifications Preferred:

  • Master’s degree and/or two years’ experience with Licensed Social Worker
  • Substance Abuse Counseling licenses, and Trauma Informed Care training

Applications will be accepted until position is no longer posted, however, initial screening of applications will begin: February 13, 2023

Application and position details are available at or

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

Jefferson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer