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Forensic Case Manager – Jail Diversion Program – Collaborative Justice Services

  • Industry CJS
  • Commitment Full-time
  • County Essex

Qualifications
Master’s degree in forensic psychology, social work, counseling or a related field with clinical training is preferred. Candidates actively taking coursework towards earning a Master’s Degree in aforementioned field may be considered with demonstrated experience in criminal justice or mental health. A Bachelor’s Degree and three years of experience in forensic psychology and substance abuse disorders may also be considered. A genuine desire for forensic clinical services and comfort in moving about in the county jail system and the community. Able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekend and holiday hours. Valid driver’s license.

Responsibilities
Provide effective discharge planning, linkage and referral to community resources for mentally ill offenders who re-enter the community following release from the county correctional system and jail diversion from local municipalities.  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 the development and implementation of a discharge plan and completion of 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 consumer is discharged from the county jail system.  This responsibility may include coordination of meetings of the consumer’s service providers in the community. Monitoring of service delivery to meet a consumer’s changing needs and advocacy as necessary. Direct Care Staff must meet all expected productivity levels, in regard to direct service provision to consumers. Identification of consumer resource gaps and problems of service delivery and provision of direct service support to the consumer’s natural support system, including family, friends, employers, and self-help groups. Must meet all expected productivity levels, in regard to direct service provision to consumers. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director.

Ask about eligibility for our Retention Incentive Program after 6 months of employment.

Reports to
Program Director

Location
West Orange, NJ

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