EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITYMental Health Juvenile Justice (MHJJ) Liaison
Type: Full-Time (35 hours)
This position facilitates the identification, screening, referral and case monitoring of juveniles in detention who are identified as having mental illness in efforts to strengthen the linkages among courts, probation, detention, schools, health care, mental health, and other community-based services.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Responsible for screening youth involved in juvenile justice system for mental health disorders.
- Responsible for maintaining an active caseload and providing 75 hours of direct service to clients and families per month.
- 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.
- Responsible for attending community meetings on behalf of agency to promote program and maintain referral sources.
- Responsible for completion of agency comprehensive assessment, individual treatment plan, progress notes, and Mental Health/Juvenile Justice Initiative screening and assessment tools for each client.
- Responsible for responding to emergency/crisis situations with active clients and emergency back-up for Crisis.
- 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: Mental Health Assessments, ITPs, Psychiatric Referral Forms, CIS Billing Notes, Case Closing, Childhood Severity of Psychiatric Illness (CSPI’S), Ohio and Columbia Scales, CANS-JJ, transfer forms, and other clinical paperwork necessary or appropriate for maintaining case files.
- Responsible for completion of and meeting deadlines for all MHJJ paperwork and reports.
- Responsible for completion of and meeting deadlines for all agency administrative paperwork, including: 1009’s, CIS Billing Notes, time sheets, expense sheets and any other administrative or agency requested reports.
- 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 MHJJ 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.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
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 (agency matches 3%), training budget of $250/year, flexible holiday option per policy, and flexible work schedule.