Performs mental health services for individuals with mental illness involved in criminal justice system in the Limestone, Falls and Freestone Counties area.  Work involves conducting interviews and clinical assessments; referrals and provision of continuity of care for individuals with mental health issues.  Also provides participates in community collaborations such as Jail Diversion Committee. Works under moderate supervision of the Supervisor with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment in carrying out details of the work.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:

 

  • Identifies and screens individuals in the legal system for mental illness
  • Provides on-site assessments and develops intervention
  • Completes all documentation in a timely manner
  • Provides crisis counseling and supports as deemed necessary
  • Coordinates referrals and case management
  • Provides continuity of care for justice involved individuals
  • Prepares progress notes and other required documentation.
  • Advocates with legal entities for persons with mental illness

Knowledge, Skills, and Essential Functions

  • Excellent written communication  and basic computer knowledge for inputting clinical documentation
  • Excellent verbal communication with consumers, staff, and community providers
  • Time management required to meet service goals
  • Local travel to consumer homes and other community settings
  • Lift up to 30 lbs.
  • Stooping, bending, sitting, standing, and keyboarding for prolonged periods
  • Ability to be CPR and SAMA certified
  • Valid driver's license, liability insurance, and reliable transportation required

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's or Master's in social work, psychology or related field with ability to obtain Qualified Mental Health Professional credentialing
  • 1 year of case management preferred

Hours: 40 Hours weekly, Including some evenings and weekends

Salary: $28,840 - $ 34,896 DOQ

Location: 2010 LaSalle Ave. Waco, TX

Department: Behavioral Justice Center
This is a full time position

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