JOB PURPOSE: Provides supervision to Employment Specialists working with court ordered Magistrate's assessments and Inter-Local Cooperation programs involving correctional facilities. Performs consultative services with law enforcement agencies, hospitals, and technical assistance to program staff, governmental agencies, community organizations, or the general public. Work involves planning, developing, implementing, and maintaining an assigned agency program and training. Evaluates work of program participants, prepares a variety of reports, participates in the overall management of the court ordered magistrate's assessments and jail services per the Inter-Local Cooperation programs. This oversight of programs will be in conjunction with the Crisis Prevention Specialists.
Will be part of a Mental health and Law Enforcement team. Provide face-to-face risk assessment services to individuals, families, and groups and determine appropriate level of care based upon consumer needs. Provide face-to-face crisis intervention services as well as follow-up services as determined by risk assessment and consumer need. Coordinate consumer access to higher level of care including inpatient hospitalization when necessary. Provide psychosocial rehabilitative case management and crisis follow-up transitional services to consumers in accordance with the individual recovery plan to facilitate a continuity of crisis services into a routine level of care service. Work involves travel and evening, weekend and holiday work. Must have the ability to be on-call if needed.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in social, behavioral or human services or is a registered nurse. (Social, behavioral, and human services are: psychology; social work; medicine; nursing, rehabilitation, counseling, sociology; human development; physician's assistant; gerontology; education psychology; special education; early childhood intervention; or early childhood education) and at least two years' experience as a crisis Qualified Mental Health Provider or related position required; supervisory experience preferred.
DEGREE AND/OR CERTIFICATION REQUIRED(IF APPLICABLE): Bachelor's degree
OTHER REQUIREMENTS OR CONDITIONS(specify):
Current State of Texas Driver License or if you live in another state, must be currently licensed in that state. Liability insurance required if employee will operate personal vehicle on Center property or for Center business. Must have transportation and be willing to provide transportation to consumers. Must be insurable by Center's liability carrier if employee operates a Center vehicle or drives personal car on Center business. Must complete all CORE training requirements in month in which they are due. Must be able to complete the Texas Commission on Law Enforcements (TCOLE) minimum requirements for a County Jailer License and be in good standing and licensed as a County Jailer within 180 days from the day of employment.
Apply crisis intervention tools to the crisis situations of adult and children in the community
Possible travel on a daily basis to the consumer's crisis location
Work flexible hours, including evening, weekends, and holidays
Ensure quality assurance and utilization review processes
Understand mental illness, substance abuse, and the emotional components of physical illness
Demonstrate skill in utilizing appropriate crisis intervention tools
Identify and if needed provide adjunct services to problem areas, service gaps, and obstacles to recovery
Properly document cases and report preparation
Provide emotional support to assist the consumer, consumer's family member, or caregiver in building or reinforcing positive coping skills
To understand crisis mental health theory, goals, and issues