This position is responsible for designing, implementing and evaluating individualized behavioral interventions for targeted areas of concern, and presenting the outcome of these efforts in a variety of ways. The position provides assessment, treatment, psychotherapy, crisis intervention and community resource development for a broad range of consumers – this may include severely developmentally disabled consumers, delinquent children or adolescents, and mentally ill consumers as well as those dealing with substance use disorders. Consumers will range in age from young children to the elderly and will also be responsible for the support and education of significant others and family members of the consumers, providing services in accordance with Wisconsin Administrative Code DHS 34, 35 and chapter 118 as well as best practice and professional ethics and boundaries.
SALARY: $23.27 - $28.92 Hourly
OPENING DATE: 12/22/11
CLOSING DATE: 01/09/12 05:00 PM
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
Unit: Mental Health/AODA/Crisis Intervention
Days: Monday - Friday
Work Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Shifts Per Pay Period: 10
Position FTE: 1.00, Full-time
Applications are being accepted from current Walworth County employees and
members of the public.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not
prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.
• Conduct assessment activities related to the need for behavioral interventions.
• Design, implement, and monitor behavior analysis programs for consumers.
• Oversee the implementation of behavior analysis programs by others.
• Assess the effectiveness of behavioral treatment plans or programs and adjust them as
• Provide services (including intensive services for individuals and their families) in a
variety of settings including office, client homes, hospitals, etc. Treatment planning and
monitoring will be conducted in tandem and consultation with other DHHS treatment
• Act as liaison between Lakeland School and Health & Human Services.
• Provide community trainings including annual parent education at Lakeland School.
• Provide education to consumers and their support systems.
• Implement behavioral interventions with children, adolescents, adults, families and
• Provide consultation to a variety of professional staff including case managers,
therapists, teachers and caregivers.
• Present the results of behavioral assessments and interventions in a variety of formats
including written reports and oral presentations.
• Maintain accurate and timely clinical records in accordance with department, state and
federal standards including Chapter 118, 51, DHS 34, 35 and others.
• Provide collaboration with Lakeland School, local school districts, law enforcement and
other treatment providers as requested by the consumer.
• Document services provided in the agency Electronic Health Record.
• Facilitate client use of other department programs and community resources.
• Maintain familiarity with professional literature in the field of applied behavior analysis.
• Participate in clinical collaboration and in-service trainings to maintain standards and
• Participate in the agency utilization review and quality improvement efforts.
• Participate in face-to-face supervision and clinical collaboration a minimum of 60
minutes per week with a supervisor, psychologist or psychiatrist.
• Provide emergency mental health duties on an as-needed basis.
• Coordinate and participate in staffing’s for consumers involved in other department
• Collect and organize relevant data.
• Participate in agency research efforts and present the results in a variety of forums.
• Provide outpatient assessments in accordance with DHS 34 and 35, plan
interventions and conduct individual, family and/or group therapy.
• Complete court reports and communicate with the court and other government or
private agencies as required for emergency detentions, protective custodies,
guardianships and protective placements.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
Education and/or Experience
Master’s degree in behavior analysis or other natural science, education, human services,
engineering, medicine, or a field related to behavior analysis and approved by the Behavior
Analysis Certification Board with a minimum of seven months to one year of experience in a
child welfare field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be certified
as a Behavior Analyst by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. Proven experience in ability
to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common
fractions, and decimals as well as ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and
interpret bar graphs.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Valid Wisconsin driver’s license.
Proof of minimum liability insurance coverage.
Board certification as a Behavior Analyst.
Interactions & Communication
Provides specialized information and/or recommendations to others regarding an area of
This position has authority to make decisions that are consistent with policies and precedents;
supervision and managerial direction is available as requested. These decisions directly impact
performance in the job and/or the work unit within the department and information is provided
with additional research and observations which contributes to the decision making process.
Thinking & Problem Solving
In relation to established procedures, protocols and policies of the County, challenges and
problems occurring in this position must be addressed within broader, department-wide
procedures and practices.
Tools and Equipment Used
Typewriter Copy Machine Statistical and Graphing Software
Telephone FAX Machine Calculator
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee
encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations
may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise
level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The physical demands 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
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands
to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand,
walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb
or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must
frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job
include close vision, and distance vision.
SELECTION PROCESS TO INCLUDE:
Formal Walworth County Application
Employment and Education History Review
Oral Department Interview
Professional License Verification
Driver's License Check
Post-offer Physical Exam
Other job related tests may be required.
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT:
P.O. Box 1001
Elkhorn, WI 53121
An Equal Opportunity Employer