MCFI - WEST ALLIS CAMPUS Behavioral Health Specialist I in WEST ALLIS, Wisconsin

JOB REQUIREMENTS: This is a professional position that involves the direct care of mentally ill adults. This position helps provide a homelike environment. This position is part of a community based, recovery oriented, team of people who provide prevention and intervention services to voluntary adults in psychiatric crisis at the CRC. This is a part-time, 3rd shift, every other weekend position. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Provide case management services for assigned clients; documents clinical files for all client contacts; consults with clinical staff on concerns and client needs. Works as part of team to provide a treatment program for client; acts as advocate with appropriate agencies for individual clients. Monitors client activities and facility environment; helps to create a safe and therapeutic environment for clients; follows established safe practices; protects clients from personal injury; follows safety protocols, and calls for assistance as required. Intervenes as necessary to prevent harmful behavior and de-escalate clients; monitors, reviews clients' physical and emotional stability. Provides some oversight and guidance to the other BHT staff to ensure the proper execution of work tasks. Develop and enhance cooperative professional relationships with local community agencies significant to the continuum of care for clients. Processes admission and discharge paperwork for clients; coordinates services with medical support, outpatient, emergency rooms, law enforcement, pharmacy, housing and other necessary agencies. Updates and maintains a variety of files, records, charts and other documents; gathers, compiles and organize data for management purposes; maintains appropriate records and prepare reports both verbal and written. Assists consumers in learning independent living skills, which are defined in the resident's Individual Service Plan. (i.e. laundry, housekeeping). As well as encouraging management of symptoms through support and education. Participates in ensuring that nutritious community meals are planned, prepared and served within the home, including food preparation, serving and storage. Monitors consumer medication regime and compliance as directed by their physician. Reports to appropriate staff any changes in consumer behavior and functioning. Ensures that residents maintain acceptable standards of personal hygiene. Ensures that residents leave for their appointments, appropriately dressed and bathed. Ensures that the house is clean at all times and conforms to CBRF regulations HFS 83. Ensures that all physical repairs are reported to the Director of the Crisis Resource Center. Performs room, water, temperature or any other daily weekly monitoring that is assigned by the Supervisor including labeling and putting away the weekly grocery order. Participates in emergency evacuation procedures and fire alarm system checks with staff and residents Familiarizes self with resident individualized service plan. Documents residents' daily behavior and routine in the client's chart. Ensures that paperwork and transportation to residents' medical appointments are completed. Order supplies and groceries as necessary. Train and orient pool staff as necessary. Supervise and document morning client groups as appropriate for education level Plan and maintain menus for house meals. Attends and participates in staff meetings, in-service training seminars and conferences as required. It is the policy of the Milwaukee Center For Independence as an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer to recruit, hire and promote for all job classifications without regard to race, age, creed, color, disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, military service membership, use of lawful products, pregnancy or childbirth, genetic testing, honesty testing, ancestry, or arrest or conviction record. To that end, MCFI is committed to providing a work environment that is ***** THER EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of 2 years of experience working with adults with severe and persistent mental illness. Travel is not required for this position. Must be familiar with Microsoft Word and Excel. Professional workplace appearance and conduct; friendliness and courtesy to clients, coworkers and vendors. Effectively communicates and develops good working relationships with co-workers. Reliability in reporting to work regularly and on time. Must possess good communication, listening, writing and organizational skills. Ability to effectively train coworkers. Experience supervising coworker and delegating tasks. Experience with adults undergoing a psychiatric crisis. Knowledge of community resources available to consumers in the Milwaukee County area. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in English and Spanish, both orally and in writing. Makes timely, informed decisions that take into account the facts, goals, constraints, and risks. Partners with clients to identify and resolve complex or sensitive issues. Adheres to all workplace and trade safety laws, regulations, standards, and practices. Builds and maintains customer satisfaction with the products and services offered by the organization. ***** APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Apply Online: