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Requisition Number 19-0021
Post Date 1/14/2019
Title Jail Diversion Coordinator
City Everett
State MA
Description

Jail Diversion Coordinator

Mental Health Services

Eliot Center: Everett

Eliot Community Human Services, Outpatient Clinic in Everett is seeking Jail Diversion Coordinator

Responsibilities:

  • Promote hope and empowerment through meetings and support with consumers.
  • Empower consumers to exercise autonomy in all aspects of their life. Assist consumers with identifying choices and developing skills in self advocacy.
  • Provide side by side interventions to consumers that focus on problem solving, skills training, modeling behavior, optimism and encouragement focused on treatment for mental illness and/or substance abuse.
  • Develop and manage a referral base with the police department and the local mental health and substance abuse community in order to develop a population to provide services to.
  • Manage referrals to the program to include both adults, children, families and other community provides to ensure diversion of individuals from criminal justice system to treatment providers.
  • Develop Action Plans for each consumer in which a sustained clinical relationship is developed.
  • Ensure that treatment goals are culturally competent, strength based, realistic, attainable and promote recovery. Ensure that each consumer is actively involved in their treatment planning process and their preferences are embraced.
  • Maintain progress notes and all documentation related to Action Plans.
  • Manage the referral base to the program and coordinate services within Eliot, within the police department and with outside community providers.
  • Provide interventions to consumers as stated by their current Action Plan.
  • Manage and oversee the day to day needs and overall service delivery of all consumers within the program.
  • Provide co-response for police officers when they have identified individuals in crisis or in need of developing diversion plans.

Schedule: Part- time, 20 hours weekly, with the opportunity for a full time position as part time Jail Diversion and part time FFS Outpatient Clinician

Salary: Based on experience

 

Requirements

Must have a master’s degree in counseling, psychology, social work or related field and three years experience. One year of experience working within the criminal justice system and/or with individuals with mental illness with forensic involvement. Proven ability to develop community connections with other providers, stakeholders, police departments and family members. Ability to develop individualized interventions and plans for individuals with emotional, mental health and/or substance abuse issues who are in crisis and/or involved with the criminal justice system. Must have a strong commitment to mental health recovery and substance abuse recovery. Must have skills to establish supportive relationships with persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses and/or substance abuse and respect for their preferences for treatment. Must have ability to communicate clearly and effectively with consumers and engage consumer in rehabilitation.

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