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Jail Behavioral Health Specialist

Ozaukee County Sheriff's Office

Agency City
Port Washington
Agency State

Reason for Announcement:

Applications are now being accepted to
Fill vacancy
Type of Opening


Position Responsibilities

Individual and group counseling sessions with inmates to provide options with coping strategies, stress management, anger management, and other behavioral health issues. This also includes providing referrals as indicated and collaborating with community partners to support inmates. Refer inmates to jail prescriber if psychotropic medications are indicated. Completes ASQ Assessment for inmates who screen positive for non-acute suicidality during intake. Assess inmates experiencing acute psychiatric symptoms to determine if they are safe to be placed in the general population, if support should be maintained in holding, or if an emergency detention is necessary. Links inmate to re-entry program for continued services post release. Collaborates with inmate and behavioral health services for continued support post prelease.


Salary Minimum
Salary Maximum
Salary Type
Dependent on Qualifications


  • Dental
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation
  • Wisconsin Retirement Fund


  • Ability to handle several tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to perform essential functions of this position
  • Clear and concise speech
  • Driver's license
  • Good physical condition
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Previous experience
  • U.S. citizen
  • Vision correctable to 20/20
Other Qualifications
  • Social work counseling experience recommended but not required
  • Experience working in a jail setting and social services field preferred, but not required
  • Knowledge of applicable Wisconsin State Statutes

Education Requirements:

Education Requirements
High school diploma
60 college credits / Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree


  • Background Check
  • Drug Screening
  • Medical Examination
  • Vision Examination
Affirmative Action (AA)
Affirmative Action (AA)
American Disability Act (ADA)
American Disability Act (ADA)
Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)
Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

How to Apply:

Contact Information:

Application Contact Name
Marshall Hermann
Application Contact Title
Application Contact Agency
Ozaukee County Sheriff's Office
Application Contact Address

1201 S. Spring Street
Port Washington, WI 53024
United States

Application Contact Phone
(262) 284-7172
Application Contact Email
Application Contact Website

Apply By:

Application Deadline


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