Behavioral Health Outreach Specialist (LTE)
This position will conduct outreach to support underserved populations within the county in accessing behavioral health services. The position will work closely with existing county behavioral health partners (internally and externally) to create linkage and opportunity for underserved populations to access mental health and/or substance use services delivered by licensed providers.
This position will disseminate information and resources to groups and individuals to inform people with mental health and substance use treatment needs of treatment resources in Brown County. This position will support individuals in evaluating treatment options and making initial contact with the person’s selected provider(s).
This is a Limited Term Employment position which means there are no benefits given with the role. Please note: This position will be needed through approximately 9/27/2024
Provides linkage and referrals to individuals who are in need of mental health and/or substance use services.
Connect people from underserved populations to mental health and recovery providers to improve the person’s mental health and wellbeing.
Acts as liaison to various contacts, community agencies, and consumer groups serving individuals and families who are in need of mental health and/or substance use services.
Develops necessary partnerships with key community stakeholders and agencies who work with underserved populations to understand current mental health and substance use needs.
Meets with behavioral health providers to understand service array, specialty areas, individuals served, and capacity.
Identifies and/or develops and disseminates materials for use by consumers and/or other professionals serving individuals in need of behavioral health services.
Engages with diverse audiences in ways that are inclusive to ensure full access to programs, services and facilities.
Provides outreach activities focusing on the underserved populations in the form of booths, and/or public speaking engagements for educational purposes on mental health and substance use services available in the community.
Tracks outreach contacts and activities and evaluates effectiveness of implemented strategies.
Minimum Qualifications Required
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university a human services, social work or related human service field and at least one (1) year experience in Human Services or related field; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities.
License and Certifications:
Valid State of Wisconsin driver’s license and a satisfactory motor vehicle record.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of casework principles and methods, social systems, family dynamics, group and individual behavior.
Knowledge of professional social work interviewing principles and techniques.
Knowledge of community resources and referral procedures.
Knowledge of planning, organizing, and problem solving strategies.
Knowledge of and ability to utilize a computer and the required software.
Skillful in establishing, building and maintaining community partnerships.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to do public speaking and make public presentations.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, community professionals and the public.
Ability to plan and organize work and to make effective use of time
Ability to establish priorities.
Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision; have high initiative.
Ability to work the required hours of the position.
Lifting 20 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 pounds.
Lifting and transporting small children.
Frequent standing, sitting, walking and driving.
Using hand(s)/feet for repetitive single grasping, fine manipulation, pushing and pulling, and operating controls.
Occasional bending, twisting, squatting and grappling; frequent climbing and reaching.
Communicating orally in a clear manner.
Distinguishing sounds at various frequencies and volumes.
Distinguishing people or objects at varied distances under a variety of light conditions.
Distinguishing physical living conditions at varied distances under a variety of light conditions