Performs mental health services for severe adult mentally ill clients involved in criminal justice system.  Work involves conducting interviews and clinical assessments; site-crisis coverage for referrals and provision of continuity of care to referred mental health individuals in crisis.  Also provides jail outreach work. 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
  • Provides crisis counseling and supports as deemed necessary
  • Coordinates referrals and case management
  • Provides continuity of care services with all area jails
  • 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 PMAB 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: Mon-Fri 8A-5P (Other times as needed)

Salary: $30,000-$36,172 DOQ

Location: 2010 LaSalle Ave. Waco, TX

Department: Behavioral Justice Center
This is a full time position

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