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Eliot Community Human Services Clinical Coordinator Jail Diversion (TR) in Lynn, Massachusetts

Description

$5000 Sign-on Bonus

Eliot's Emergency Services Programs provide community & hospital based crisis & diversionary interventions to individuals & families in over 13 cities & towns in the northeast region of the state. The Emergency Services multidisciplinary team utilizes evidence based practices, person centered & recovery based interventions to assist psychiatric crisis.

Eliot's Center in Lynn is seeking a dynamic & organized individual in the role of Jail Diversion Clinical Coordinator. This role involves working with the local police dept, assisting adults, adolescents, children, and families who are dealing with mental health & substance abuse issues to ensure diversion from the criminal justice system to treatment providers. This includes providing substance use specific treatment within the center.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide clinical coordination for designated police departments and collaborate with the officers and Eliot staff to divert individuals with mental health issues from the criminal justice system into mental health services, as appropriate.

  • Develop a service and support plan for every individual identified by Crisis Intervention Teams in need of mental health diversion.

  • Develop service and support plans that support each individual’s diversion plan and integration into mental health services.

  • Assist individuals in diversionary services in following up with mental health providers, community supports, peer services, dual diagnosis services and other services as applicable.

  • Develop community partnerships with natural supports such as spiritual groups, local support groups, social supports and community based groups.

  • Assist in the support of CIT officers including training, facilitating mental health services and supports.

  • Communicate and coordinate with CIT officers on individual diversions and work with officers to identify cases that may be in need of diversion.

  • Conduct biopsychosocial evaluations with clients experiencing acute psychiatric emergency. Complete all evaluation paperwork, safety plans and referrals in a timely fashion ensuring all information is documented clearly and submitted within the established timelines.

  • Provide short term solution focused clinical interventions and treatment for clients and families as indicated for crisis management and resolution.

  • Arrange for hospital admission when clinically necessary and when less restrictive, community based treatment options are insufficient or have been exhausted.

Schedule: Monday - Friday 9am-5pm some flexibility preferred.

Bonus payment breakdown:

$2000 upon starting orientation

$1500 after 3 months employment

$1500 after 6 months employment

Qualifications

Skills

Preferred

  • Computer Software Skills: Intermediate

  • Limit Setting: Intermediate

  • Experience with population: Intermediate

  • Clinical Skills: Advanced

  • Communication Skills: Advanced

Education

Required

  • MA or better in Psychology

Experience

Required

  • Proven ability to develop community connections with other providers, stakeholders, police departments and family members.

  • 2 years: Experience working within the criminal justice system and/or with individuals with mental illness with forensic involvement.

Preferred

  • Knowledge of interventions and evidence based treatment related to jail diversion and mental health.
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