Lutheran Social Services of WI & Upper MI in collaboration with Racine County is currently seeking a full-time, 2nd shift Mental Health Specialist to join our team in the SAIL Program. SAIL is a 24-7, 13 bed, short-term crisis stabilization center for Racine County adult residents having mental health crisis. Mental Health Specialists team with behavioral health professionals to plan and provide mental health services for individuals in crisis including individual and group activities, making referrals to resources in the community and providing a safe, clean environment for SAIL consumers, and performs other duties as assigned. Duties may include non-standard work weeks.
As a 24-7 facility, all staff are required to work every other weekend and rotating holidays. While this is a full-time role, 2nd shift (between 3 PM-11:30 PM), awake, depending on program need.
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.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
This position requires 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.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands and work environment 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.
The job allows the employee to vary physical position or activity for comfort. The employee may be required to stand and /or walk for 8 hours or longer. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently (i.e. 34% to 66% of the time) required to grasp/handle objects, and use fine manipulation/fingering. In addition the employee is occasionally (1% to 33% of the time) required to sit, climb, bend/stoop, knell, crouch, twist, reach above or below shoulder height, and push or pull up to 50 lbs. The employee may be required to lift up to 50 lbs rarely, and up to 25 lbs occasionally. The employee will be expected to use cleaning products as needed.
This position works in a community based residential environment. The incumbent will also be exposed to outdoor conditions when traveling on company business.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
TRAVEL: Ability to travel on day trips as required. Seldom overnight travel may be required.
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.
High School Diploma/ GED or better.
Associate Degree or better in Hum. Serv. or Related Field.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.