Job Description for Social Worker- Emergency Mental Health Intake Worker

Position Announcement
Position Information
Job Title:
Social Worker- Emergency Mental Health Intake Worker
Full Time
Wage and Salary:
$29.06 - $37.37
Application review will begin:
November 22, 2023
Application Deadline:
January 31, 2024
Job Description:

Social Worker – Emergency Mental Health Worker

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 is seeking 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 Fort Atkinson Police department 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 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: $29.06 - $37.37 per hour/40 hours per week;
Hours are Tuesday – Saturday 2:00pm-10:00pm

             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


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