Clinical Social Worker/Therapist: Law Enforcement
Brown County Health and Human Services offers exciting challenges, personal growth opportunities and a chance to make a difference, all while preserving a strong work-life balance. As an employee, you will have the opportunity to serve individuals and families within your own community. Come and see all that Brown County has to offer!
Our Behavioral Health unit is looking for empathetic, passionate and team-oriented individuals to join our team today!
Assesses clinical needs and coordinates appropriate services for individuals and others whose needs become apparent in the course of contact in the context of community interactions and/or during work with law enforcement. Brief counseling, psycho-education and linkage of individuals in need of other county and community resources is part of this role. May provide community outreach, education and consultation regarding clinical issues.
Please note: This position is primarily in the field working in close communication and response with local law enforcement agencies.
Serves as liaison with consumers/patients, families, referral sources, community agents and others regarding services as needed; obtains and provides accurate and timely reports of consumer/patient status, progress and needs.
Demonstrates familiarity with patient and other rights, assures their application in services provided.
Achieves engagement and conducts psychosocial histories and clinical assessments of need. Ensures clients and relatives understand the nature of probable cause hearings, commitment hearings, and recommitment hearings.
Helps coordinate treatment/program admission and discharge planning when applicable, demonstrating collaboration with consumer/patients, their support networks, other department staff, and alternative treatment resources as needed to assure access to necessary living arrangements, clinical and other care.
Complies with applicable county, state and federal guidelines related to the provision of treatment and maintains accurate and timely documentation according to applicable requirements, codes, policies and standards.
Identifies the need for and assists in the planning and development of additional or revised treatment approaches and services as necessary.
Assumes responsibility for and participates in activities which assure evidence based practice and further professional growth and development.
Demonstrates an understanding and practice of dual diagnosis/co-occurring approaches and works with team members to address these issues.
Attends and positively contributes to staff meetings and department performance overall.
Attends in-service and outside agency training sessions as appropriate.
Maintains the confidential nature of client and business information.
Complies with the Human Services and/or Community Treatment Center policies.
Performs related functions as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications Required
Education and Experience:
Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or closely related field. 3,000 hours of supervised experience in clinical practice in a state certified facility and current licensure or current eligibility for licensure strongly preferred. One year of experience in AODA/mental health field, with experience in crisis intervention preferred.
Licenses and Certification:
Valid Wisconsin Driver’s License.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Professional Counselor required. A candidate without licensure may be considered and if hired would be required to satisfy licensure requirements based on a plan developed with management. Additional licensure as Substance Abuse Counselor (SAC) or Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) strongly preferred.
Candidates who meet all other requirements and able to obtain SAC/CSAC credentialing within 2 years of employment shall be considered.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of psychopathology, psychopharmacology, and psychotherapeutic techniques.
Knowledge of alcohol and other drug abuse dynamics, programs and treatment methodology.
Knowledge of applicable laws (Chapter 45, 51 & 55) and related court procedures.
Knowledge of community human services resources and utilization.
Ability to assess clinical needs in the areas of mental health and addiction disorders and determine treatment needs.
Ability to form positive relationships and engage consumers/patients and their families in treatment approaches.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff and the public.
Ability to be decisive and to make sound decisions under the pressure of crisis or emergency situations.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to maintain emotional stability in stressful working situations.
Ability to accept and constructively use criticism.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to maintain records and reports timely and accurately.
Ability to use independent judgment in decision making.
Ability to work the required hours of the position.