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Mental Health Specialist

Are you familiar with different types of mental illness? Do you want to help people suffering with mental illness improve the quality of their lives? If so, a position as a Mental Health Specialist with Lutheran Social Services of WI & Upper MI.
Under supervision, a Mental Health Specialist performs work involving the recovery, support and advocacy for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
De-escalates crisis situations using non-restrictive techniques Identifies emergencies and responds appropriately Works as part of a community treatment team, including internal and external stakeholders In conjunction with the Supervisor, develops curriculum and/or group activities that identify and address the needs represented Facilitates supports groups with an emphasis on recovery and strength based techniques May transport and escort clients to meetings, services, appointments and other activities Attends staff meetings and participates in training activities as required Participates in community advocacy for individuals with mental illness 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 community.
Requirements 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 car - Motor vehicle check (MVR) with a satisfactory driving record required.
TRAVEL:
Ability to travel on day trips as required up to 20%.
Discover what makes Lutheran Social Services a great place that helps improve the quality of peoples' lives - one grace-filled life at a time.
We want you! Apply today to join our team.
EOE/M/W/VET/DISABILITY To learn about our culture click here.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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