Position Summary Benefits Supplemental Questions
This position is responsible for providing assessment, treatment, psychotherapy, crisis intervention and community resource development for a broad range of consumers. This may include mentally ill consumers as well as those dealing with substance abuse issues.
A variety of evidenced-based interventions are used and include; individual, couple, family, group and intensive outpatient therapy. Treatment may be conducted alone or in tandem with other Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) treatment staff members. Consumers range in age from young children to the elderly.
This position is also responsible for the support and education of significant others and family members of the consumers. This position provides services in accordance with Wisconsin Administrative Codes DHS 34, 35 and 75, as well as best-practice and professional ethics and boundaries.
Division: Behavioral Health
Work Hours: 8:00 a.m.
Hours Per Shift: 8
Shifts Per Pay Period: 10
Position FTE: 1.00
Applications are being accepted from current County employees as well as members of the public.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.
Provide outpatient assessments in accordance with DHS 35 and DHS 75, plan interventions and conduct individual, family and/or group therapy.
Develop, monitor and adjust treatment interventions to meet the needs of the individual consumer. Treatment planning and monitoring may be conducted in tandem or in consultation with other DHHS treatment members.
Provide services (including intensive services for individuals and families) in a variety of settings including office, client homes, hospitals, law enforcement facilities, etc.
Maintain accurate and timely clinical records in accordance with department, state and federal standards including Chapter 51, DHS 34, DHS 35, DHS 75 and others.
Provide emergency mental health services in accordance with DHS 34.
Collaborate with law enforcement, Department of Corrections, schools, employers, treatment providers, other department programs and community resources.
Participate in clinical collaboration and trainings to adhere to standards and maintain certifications.
Participate in supervision and clinical collaboration in accordance with DHS 34, DHS 35 and DHS 75.
Participate in multi-disciplinary team meetings to coordinate care for consumers involved in multiple systems.
Demonstrate a commitment to county safety and risk management efforts.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
Masters degree in social work, counseling, psychology or related field from an accredited program and 3,000 hours required by licensure with one year of prior relevant experience.
Interactions and Communications
Provides specialized information and/or recommendations to others regarding an area of expertise.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Valid Wisconsin driver's license.
Proof of minimum liability auto insurance coverage.
Wisconsin Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Professional Counselor credentials required at time of hire.
Substance Abuse Specialty Authorization, Substance Abuse Counselor in Training, Substance Abuse Counselor or Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor credentials required. If credential is not held at time of hire it must be obtained within twelve (12) months of the date of hire as a condition of continued employment; failure to obtain said license or certification will be grounds for termination.
This position has authority to make decisions that are consistent with policies and precedents; supervision and managerial direction is available as requested. These decisions directly impact performance in the job and/or the work unit within the department and information is provided with additional research and observations which contributes to the decision making process.
Thinking and Problem Solving
In relation to established procedures, protocols and policies of the County, challenges and problems occurring in this position must be addressed within broader, department-wide procedures and practices.
Tools & Equipment Used
Copy Machine Telephone FAX Machine
Calculator Personal Computer/Printer
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, outside weather conditions, and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and taste or smell.
The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Formal Walworth County Electronic Application
Education & Experience Review
Verification of Licensure
Oral Department Interview
Driver's License Check
Post Offer Psychological Evaluation
Post Offer Physical Examination
Other job related tests may be required.
Walworth County Judicial Center