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Diversion Specialist – Diversion Assistance Program (PATH)

  • Industry PATH
  • Commitment Full-time
  • County Essex

Bachelor’s Degree in the field of mental health, health or other appropriate Human Services related discipline.  Bachelor’s Degree in a field other than above disciplines shall have a minimum of two years of experience in a community behavioral healthcare setting. High School Degree or GED plus life experience also accepted in lieu of BA.  Valid Driver’s license

Provide services implementing strengths-based, person centered services

Provide engagement, case management and skill-building services to divert individuals from the shelter system

Provide case management and ongoing linkage to community supports

Develop relationships with local property owners

Assist individuals with utilizing all available community supports that best meet their needs

Complete all required documentation in clinical files and in HIS in a timely basis as per policies and applicable regulations

Attend supervision meetings and agency staff meetings

Attend meetings with program partners and community providers to reach program objectives

Perform other duties as assigned by the PATH Director


Skills Needed
Ability to utilize problem solving skills and conflict resolution skills

Ability to identify clinical crisis that may require emergency intervention

Ability to engage with individuals

Ability to network with a variety of both formal and informal community resources and supports

Ability to educate individuals regarding mental illness and other functional impairments

Ability to discuss substance abuse/dependence issues as well as educate individuals on these issues

Follow “safe driving” habits as identified by Motor Vehicle report

Have awareness of clinical resources available and means required to obtain them

Ability to assist individuals in creating a crisis plan with that utilizes all community 24 hour services

Ability to educate individuals on how to follow a crisis plan

Ability to clearly communicate verbally and in writing

Reports to
PATH Program Director

West Orange, NJ

Employee Rights under FMLA


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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