Attends court daily, identifying DMHAS and other mental health or co-occurring clients involved in court proceedings and provides screening, referral to services, as needed.
Works with clients and court personnel to identify treatment /service plan and to connect clients with services as a diversion to incarceration. Monitors compliance and reports on client progress as needed.
Essential Responsibilities and Target Outcomes:
Provides comprehensive screening and assessment of inmates through utilization of the Jail Diversion Screening Tool. Analyzes data obtained, diagnoses and develops treatment/service plan.
Assists with linkage and referrals to appropriate mental health and addiction treatment services as a diversion to incarceration. Ensures that the clients receive outpatient services to restore their competency.
Provides interim clinical services to expedite engagement in Adult Outpatient Services including, intake assessment, individual therapy, treatment planning, and obtaining authorizations for reimbursement.
Monitors treatment compliance through collaboration with treatment providers and reports findings to appropriate court personnel.
Conducts mental status exams for firearm safety hearings for individuals referred by the court. Provides written report to the court identifying if individual is at risk of harm to self or others.
Works within a team, cooperatively to accomplish client, group, program and CMHA goals.
Provides clinical supervision to interns and/or unlicensed staff.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Individuals 18 and older who are incarcerated and diagnosed with a severe, chronic mental illness.
Critical Work Relationships:
Internal-Vice president of Adult, Child and Family Outpatient services, AOP staff, vocational, case management, housing, and residential staff when relevant.
External- New Britain and Bristol Superior Court personnel, probation, police departments, State of Connecticut Department of Corrections.
Master's Degree in behavioral health (psychology, social work, counseling, marriage and family therapy, alcohol and drug counseling).
Credentials and Licenses:
CT LCSW license preferred.
Clinician II must have a
license as a LCSW, LMFT, LPC, Ph.D., or LADC as appropriate for services.
CPR/First Aid Certificate, CT Drivers License, CT Emergency Certificate Training required.
Successful experience with the population served preferably a minimum of two years.
Beginner to intermediate experience with Microsoft Office products including Word and Outlook.
Experience in, or the ability or willingness to learn how to use an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system which includes appointment scheduling, authorization tracking, assessments, treatment plans, progress notes and discharge summaries.