In addition to base pay, this position qualified for a $3/hr.
hazard pay through July 2021.
Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan is
currently seeking a Full-time, Float Shift, Mental Health
As a Mental Health Specialist, you will engage in life skill
development activities to support adults diagnosed with various
mental illnesses. LSS staff provides support in medication
management, independent-living skills, interactive groups and 24
Hours varies among 1st, 2nd and 3rd shifts with scheduling
flexibility and weekends when needed.
The hours will be split between the Northview and Preble Program
both located in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
If you enjoy working with a dynamic team making a difference in
the lives of others, consider joining LSS today!
Under supervision, performs work involving the recovery, support
and advocacy for individuals with severe and persistent mental
Essential Duties and responsibilities:
This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive
and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities,
as management may deem necessary from time to time.
- De-escalates crisis situations using non-restrictive
- Provides support to individuals, advocates and assesses
problems and establishes a recovery focused environment within the
individual's home, group living or community.
- Establishes and maintains confidential files and records and
may be responsible for tracking and reporting on various statistics
- Identifies emergencies and responds appropriately
- Works as part of a community treatment team, including internal
and external stakeholders
- In conjunction with the Supervisor, may develops curriculum
and/or group activities that identify and address the needs
- May facilitate supports groups with an emphasis on recovery and
strength based techniques
- Transports and escort clients to meetings, services,
appointments and other activities
- Attends staff meetings and participates in training activities
- Participates in community advocacy for individuals with mental
- Assists with medication administration to ensure compliance
with prescribed dosages and timeframes
- Supports individuals during social, educational, or
recreational activities and may assist in the planning and
operation of the activities.
- Promotes an independent lifestyle through skill and resource
building and connecting individuals to supports in the
- Assists individuals in identifying and achieving goals
- Observes, documents and reports clients progress to staff,
supervisors and social workers and follows the individualized
service plan and/or safety plan.
- Maintains confidential client information and records
- Models appropriate and healthy boundaries
- Supports individuals in making decisions that promote and
ensure their safety
- May administer basic first aid as needed and/or assist with
other daily healthcare needs
- For group living, other house duties as assigned such as
grocery shopping for the house and moderate house-keeping.
- Ability to work independently and problem solve
- Must be flexible and adapt well to change.
- Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
- Flex Spending for Dependent & Health Care
- Mileage reimbursement
- Paid Time Off
- 10 Paid Holidays
- Ability to Contribute to 403B
- Employee Assistance Program
- Service Awards and Recognition
ADDITIONAL AGENCY REQUIREMENTS :
- Must comply with agency and departmental policies and
- Must relate to individuals and families of varied ethnic and
cultural backgrounds, ages, and economic circumstances with respect
- Must support the Mission, Vision and Values of the Agency.
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. Upon offer, candidates must successfully complete the
necessary background, caregiver, medical and any other checks
required, according to program requirements. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
A High School Diploma or GED Equivalency is required for the
position. Related experience or credits toward a bachelor's degree
from an accredited college in social work, human services,
psychology or similar major is required. One year of work
experience in crisis or mental health preferred.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
The incumbent of this position must have a valid driver's
license and have reliable transportation to perform the essential
duties of the role; a motor vehicle check (MVR) with a satisfactory
driving record per the LSS Driver Safety Procedure is required, and
ability to meet LSS auto insurance requirements.
TRAVEL: Ability to travel on day trips as required up to 25-50%,
depending on specific role.
LSS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, national origin, veteran, disability status or any
other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.