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Clinical Co-Responder

  • Industry CCR
  • Commitment Full-time
  • County Essex

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Provides Clinical Co-Response support to the West Orange Police Department.

Master’s Degree and a License in Social Work or Counseling is required (LPC/LCSW Preferred, LAC or LSW will be considered with at least 1-2 years of experience).

Must have a valid NJ driver’s license and a good driving record. Knowledge of Essex County resources is helpful.

Ability to provide effective crisis response and de-escalation as related to community mental health/justice involved individuals in the community.

Able to collaborate effectively with responding officers to provide support and resources to individuals within West Orange.


Provides co-responding efforts to identified mental health and crisis response incidents in the community, in collaboration with the township of West Orange.


Responding to calls in conjunction with West Orange Police Department for cases in which a mental health concern is indicated, including but not limited to: mental health crisis, quality of life calls, wellness checks, and connection/linkage to community services.

Ongoing collaboration with West Orange Police Department around appropriate training and education to support a shift towards better understanding of the social services lens and best practice regarding de-escalation approaches on calls.

Developing systems for on-going follow up for community members in need of connections to social services that can enhance prevention of non-emergency calls and increase early intervention treatment access.

Direct follow up with identified clients and collateral contacts as needed in order to facilitate access to appropriate services based on immediate client needs.
Record keeping, reports, and documentation in accordance with program requirements.
Being on-call and available to West Orange Police Department during scheduled work hours via cell phone.

Record Keeping & Reporting
Record keeping as required by funding sources through the electronic clinical record software, and/or accreditation agencies as required.

Other duties as assigned by Program Director.


Program Director, Assisted Outpatient Treatment Services

West Orange, NJ


Full-time and Part-time opportunities are available.
Fully paid medical coverage for eligible staff.
Generous 401(k) match.
Plentiful Paid Holidays, Vacation, Personal and Sick time.


MHAEM is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is MHAEM’s policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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