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Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, counseling, or a related field, with three years’ experience in mental health and substance abuse disorders required. Bachelor’s degree and experience in forensic psychology preferred.
A genuine desire for forensic services and comfort in moving about in the court, county jail system, and the community. Able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, and holiday hours. Valid driver’s license.
Provide effective discharge planning, linkage, and referral to community resources for mentally ill offenders enrolled in the Morris County Prosecutor’s Mental Health Diversion Program following release from the county correctional system and jail diversion from local municipalities, as well as to the consumer residing in the community upon enrollment. Service includes the provision of holiday, weekend, and on-call coverage as assigned.
Record keeping as required by funding sources through the electronic clinical record software and/or accreditation agencies, including developing and implementing a discharge plan and completing other documentation as required. Facilitation of access to appropriate services, including transportation to services and activities as necessary and application for and receipt of all applicable public entitlement. Coordination and integration of services from multiple providers when the client is discharged from the county jail system. This responsibility may include the coordination of meetings of the client’s service providers in the community. Monitoring of service delivery to meet a client’s changing needs and advocacy as necessary. Direct Care Staff must meet all expected productivity levels regarding direct service provision to consumers. Identifying client resource gaps and problems of service delivery and providing direct service support to the client’s natural support system, including family, friends, employers, and self-help groups. Must meet all expected productivity levels regarding direct service provision to consumers. Perform other duties as assigned by the Program Director
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