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Milwaukee County Department of Health and Human Services Update in Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Milwaukee County Department of Health and Human Services is committed to the safety and needs of the individuals that we serve. We are taking the current situation with the Coronavirus very seriously and working closely with public officials and community partners to ensure access to services. Look for any changes and updates to services on the divisions' landing pages. You can also call 2-1-1 for information. IMPACT 2-1-1 provides a coordinated point for those in need.

View a Complete List of Milwaukee County and Community Partner COVID-19 Resources

Work for the Future of Milwaukee County’s Mental Health and Substance Use Crisis-Response

Milwaukee County residents experiencing behavioral health crises deserve trained professionals to serve them during their most vulnerable moments. The Behavioral Health Division is hiring Behavioral Health Emergency Services Clinicians to join our team. This is a master’s level and licensed clinician who provides comprehensive assessment, de-escalation, stabilization and linkage to resources for individuals experiencing a mental health or co-occurring mental health, substance use crisis.

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Now Hiring: Behavioral Health Emergency Service Clinicians

Crisis Mobile Teams

Crisis Mobile Team (CMT) supports callers on the Milwaukee County Crisis Line and provides mental health crisis response and intervention services on an outreach basis to adults, on-site, in-person, face-to-face in the community. CMT clinicians respond as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide community and hospital-based assessments, support community members, assist law enforcement with mental health emergencies as requested, link individuals to resources, and follow-up appropriately.

Children’s Mobile Crisis (CMC) provides crisis intervention services to Milwaukee County youth under the age of 18. This team responds to a wide range of needs in homes, schools, and throughout the community, wherever children and families need help to reduce a crisis, solve a problem, or assess a need.

Crisis Assessment Response Team

The Crisis Assessment Response Team (CART) clinician will work in partnership with law enforcement for co-response to mental health emergency calls. CART responds to 911 dispatch and requests from other police officers or mobile clinicians for mental health emergencies. The focus of the services CART provides is to assist individuals to stabilize in the community, link them to appropriate resources and divert from detention or arrest. CART currently operates in collaboration with the Milwaukee Police Department, West Allis Police Department and Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office.


Why BHD?

Milwaukee County’s Behavioral Health Division provides community- and hospital-based services for people who are experiencing significant, potentially life changing, crisis situations where the clinician is required to quickly develop rapport, thoroughly assess the individual’s mental health and substance use needs, assist in stabilizing the crisis, and connect the individual to community-based resources.

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Answers to Your Questions

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  How do I apply?

To expedite the application process, fill out the form on this page and the Crisis Mobile Management Team will reach out to you directly. You can find and apply to all of our openings at the Milwaukee County’s Careers Portal.

  What is the expected timeframe before knowing my application status?

You will receive a response within seven to 10 business days.

  I submitted an application, but have not heard back. What should I do?

If you have any questions regarding your application, feel free to contact the Milwaukee County Human Resources Department at (414) 278-4143 or email.

  I’ve heard the Psychiatric Crisis Services (PCS) facility is closing. Is that true?

The Behavioral Health Division is evolving how we provide care in Milwaukee County. We’re bringing our services out into the community to meet residents where they are and better serve those in need. This will not impact non-police mobile and CART clinicians’ jobs. Through CART and non-police crisis mobile teams, the new mental health emergency center, partnerships with community health organizations to offer Access Clinics and much more, BHD is better equipped to provide the care our residents deserve.

To learn more about the future of BHD services, visit the Mental Health Emergency Center and the Acute Hospital pages of our website. Until the Mental Health Emergency Center is operational, the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division will continue to provide emergency mental health care to patients at its Psychiatric Crisis Services center in Wauwatosa.

  Will I remain in my job through the transition to a new facility?

Non-police mobile and CART clinicians’ jobs will not be impacted by the closure of PCS.

 

MILWAUKEE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

1220 W. Vliet St.

Suite 301

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53205

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Together, creating healthy communities.

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Empowering safe, healthy, meaningful lives.

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