EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITYPolice Social Worker
Reports to: Director of Clinical Services
Program: APD Crisis Intervention Team Enhanced
Location: Community-Based (City of Aurora)
Travel: Moderate to Extensive
Fiscal Year 2020
This position assists Aurora Police Department’s Police Officers with mental health related calls in order to link individuals and families to necessary services in efforts to prevent a situation from escalating into a crime. This position will provide crisis co-response, follow up case management, care coordination, mentorship/education, victim service advocacy in crisis incidents, assist with referrals and deferrals through patrol and investigative services from the criminal justice system. This position will work collaboratively with the existing Crisis Intervention Team at Aurora Police Department.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Responsible for co-response with Aurora Police Department Officers to mental health related calls.
- Responsible for emergency assessments/intake for SASS on an as needed basis or as assigned by supervisor.
- Responsible for coordinating with APD CIT Liaison regarding individuals needing follow up services.
- Responsible for completing at a minimum 500 contacts through CITE to individuals per year tracked in the client database system.
- Responsible for providing follow up to caseload of clients with need for case management, linkage or brief crisis stabilization services.
- Responsible for providing victim advocacy for sensitive or traumatic events or situations.
- Responsible for working collaboratively with APD SRO to improve outcomes of at-risk youth.
- Responsible for networking with collaterals on behalf of clients and the agency, including the provision of case management, client centered consultation, wraparound services and referral and linkage to community resources.
- Coordinate service delivery with SASS/MHJJ and the County Treatment Alternative Courts.
- Responsible for completion of agency integrated assessment and treatment plan and direct services notes according to Rule 140.
- Responsible for discussing cases with supervisor in clinical supervision.
- Responsible for reporting to supervisor on an on-going basis potentially problematic situations/cases, and emergency or crisis situations.
- Responsible for completion of and meeting deadlines for all clinical paperwork for cases, including: IM+CANS, Direct Service Notes, Case Closings, IM+CAT, Ohio and Columbia Scales, and other clinical paperwork necessary or appropriate for maintaining case files according to agency policies and procedures.
- Responsible for completion of and meeting deadlines for all APD tracking reports and performance measures.
- Responsible for completion of and meeting deadlines for all agency administrative paperwork.
- Responsible for attending staff meetings, clinical staff meetings and program meetings.
- Responsible for participating in Utilization Review meetings.
- Responsible for serving on agency and/or program committees when requested by supervisor.
- Responsible for maintaining clinical charts in compliance with Rule 132 and Rule 140.
Community Education/Public Relations
- Responsible for educating the community regarding the CITE Program in the service area.
- Responsible for facilitating positive networking relationships with community service providers and/or networks as assigned by supervisor.
Other Duties/Special Assignments/Projects
- Be available to help develop materials and participate in special community education projects/presentations as requested by administrative staff.
- Pursue and maintain licensure and/or certification that are available and appropriate to educational/professional background.
- Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
- Perform incidental business-related travel as needed.
- Participate in agency Risk Management and Continuous Quality Improvement activities.
- Perform job responsibilities with a positive attitude
- Responsible for promoting collegiality at the workplace by working collaboratively with others.
- Participate in projects or other duties as assigned by supervisor.
PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS
The incumbent will be sitting in car for travel for several minutes every day. The incumbent is frequently expected to walk, sit, stand, bend and drive. The incumbent may also need to climb stairs on occasion. Must be able to lift up to 35 lbs. on occasion.
The work environment is mostly field based and will have varying temperatures and noise level. The incumbent can expect to work in client’s homes, schools, public libraries, community agencies, and some in office time.
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that should be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully.
Eligible for medical, dental, life insurance, flexible spending plan, Simple IRA, training budget of $250/year, flexible holiday option per policy, and flexible work schedule.