Clinical Therapist - Inpatient Setting Mental Health Center Limited Term On-Call

Waukesha County Waukesha , WI 53186

Posted 2 months ago


This is an on-call position working primarily in an adult psychiatric inpatient setting. The Waukesha County Mental Health Center operates a 28 bed psychiatric hospital for adults. Admissions are on a voluntary or involuntary basis. The person in this position would be responsible for psychosocial assessments, discharge planning, developing social work interventions in treatment planning, providing group therapy, coordinating with community providers and payers and working with individuals and families. This position may also complete Substance Use assessments for inpatient. This position may complete on site or telephone crisis assessments.

The person must have a Mental Health Certification (LPC, APSW, LCSW, and a certification as a Substance Abuse Counselor. Certification with "In Training" status will be considered.

This position could be called in for coverage for vacations, holidays and weekends. Hours are primarily during the day (8 am - 4:30 pm) with some flexibility on weekends and holidays. This position works with a multi-disciplinary team.

This is an ideal setting for an individual looking to complete hours towards a LCSW

Example of Duties


  • Receives referrals of voluntary and involuntary clients with difficult mental health and behavioral problems and conducts assessment of treatment needs and intervention needs.

  • Provides psychotherapeutic treatment in a variety of settings to individuals, couples, families, and groups to resolve social, personal, developmental, behavioral, and/or mental disorders.

  • Develops and implement a treatment plan to meet the needs of the client utilizing psychotherapeutic treatment methods.

  • Interprets nature of illness and prescribes course of treatment to clients and families.

  • Participates in client staffings, reviews, and multi disciplinary team discussions to formulate diagnoses and develop treatment and service plans.

  • Serves as a liaison and consultant to staff and other Human Services agencies.

  • Provides community education and public speaking on various community mental health issues and related topics.

  • Performs clinical crisis intervention and emergency intake evaluations for clients of all age groups.

  • Provides court related clinical and other duties such as assessments, testimony, reports, and recommendations.

  • Completes documentation for billing of services and maintains mandated clinical documentation.

  • Establishes and maintains effective working relations with clients, families, staff, other agencies, and the general public.

  • Teams with social workers and others in non-licensed department programs to provide in-home and community based assessments, counseling and intervention as referenced in Wisconsin Statutes, Chapter 46, 48, 55, 88 and 938.

  • Performs emergency government duties as assigned in the event of a Waukesha County Emergency Government declaration.

  • Performs other duties as required.


Essential Knowledge and Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge of psychopathology, mental health principles, and techniques of clinical therapy.

  • Working knowledge of the signs and symptoms of reactions to psychotropic drugs used in the treatment of mental disorders.

  • Working knowledge of techniques to identify clients with alcohol or other drug abuse problems.

  • Working knowledge of computerized department program software, Internet access, and database, spreadsheet, and word processing programs.

  • Working knowledge of human service organizations, mental health, and other community resources.

  • Working knowledge of applicable codes, rules, statutes, and regulations.

  • Working knowledge of state and federal confidentiality rules and regulations, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 and Wisconsin Statutes, Chapter 51.

  • Ability to interpret psychosocial and DSM 5 diagnoses to individuals and families.

  • Ability to utilize electronic health record, word processing, database and spreadsheet, and program specific applications.

  • Ability to participate in multi-disciplinary decision making and treatment planning.

  • Ability to develop treatment plans and to provide psychosocial and psychotherapeutic treatment services to individuals, families, and groups.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, families, staff, other agencies, and the general public.

  • Ability to respond appropriately to mental health emergency situations and utilize crisis intervention techniques and procedures.

  • Ability to complete clinical documentation and write reports as needed.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Minimum Qualifications

You must meet these minimum Training and Experience requirements:

  • Graduation from a recognized college or university with a master's degree in psychology (clinical, counseling, educational,) counseling and guidance, social work or closely related area. Candidates must have Advanced Practice Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor in Training, or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Training, status as a minimum.

  • Two (2) years of post bachelor work experience in psychology (clinical, counseling, educational), counseling and guidance, social work or closely related area.

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