Jail Diversion Clinician - Cape CBHC AMCI at Bay Cove Human Services, Inc.

Posted in Other 14 days ago.

Location: Barnstable, Massachusetts





Job Description:

Bay Cove Human Services' mission is to partner with people to overcome challenges and realize personal potential. Bay Cove pursues this mission by providing individualized and compassionate services to people facing the challenges associated with developmental disabilities, mental illness, substance use disorders, and homelessness at more than 175 program sites throughout Greater Boston and Southeastern Massachusetts.


Bay Cove Human Services is committed to ensuring the representation and participation of candidates from diverse backgrounds and experiences. We encourage all qualified individuals, particularly those from historically marginalized groups, to apply.



Department: Behavioral Health Integration



Reports To: Director of Mobile Crisis Intervention - Bay Cove Behavioral Health and Wellness Center - Cape Cod



Job Summary: The Jail Diversion Clinician is embedded in the Bourne Police Department and co-responds with law enforcement to 911 and calls for services to people in the community who are experiencing a crisis. The Jail Diversion Clinician assesses each person's needs for services and develops a plan that best ensures their safety and optimizes their effective resolution of the crisis. S/he facilitates the person's engagement or re-engagement in behavioral health services through referral to community based services that are consonant with the person's needs and preferences. The Jail Diversion Clinician contributes to Bay Cove's mission by working effectively with clients, family members, police, community partners, and the Mobile Crisis Intervention (MCI) team in a professional, hopeful, and respectful manner to ensure that client's needs are being met.


This is an exempt position.



Essential Functions of Position:



  • Actively participate in the ride-along function of the Co-Response model by accompanying first-responding officers to call out situations.

  • Provide behavioral health assessments to individuals and families in crisis who encounter the police and provide initial crisis intervention services to individuals in need, along with crisis case management and short-term crisis counseling as follow-up from initial intervention, when appropriate.

  • Maintain linkages with law enforcement and community agencies by providing documented case consultation, program development and problem resolution.

  • Assist the person in crisis with engagement or reengagement in needed services, utilizing community based health, behavioral health, and social services that will ameliorate the presenting crisis.

  • Provide information and referral services to individuals and families.

  • Maintain necessary documentation, data entry, and records in accordance with program requirements.

  • Represent the program in a prepared and professional manner at community events, task forces, and public speaking engagements.

  • Participate in cross training of law enforcement and ESP staff, attend and actively participate in supervision and staff meetings.


Job Requirements:



  • Master's degree in social work, psychology, counseling or a related field required.

  • LICSW, LCSW, LMHC, or other behavioral health category which qualifies as Licensed Practitioner of the Healing Arts preferred.

  • Two years experience working with individuals diagnosed with mental health needs or similar human service needs preferred.

  • Demonstrated ability to de-escalate crises in a manner that ensures safety for all involved and provides for the best care and welfare of the person in crisis

  • Demonstrated knowledge of varying social and behavioral health services and the nature of the treatment, rehabilitation, and support they offer. Can determine the person's needs for services, refer to the appropriate resource(s), and facilitate the person's engagement in these services.

  • Flexibility to work holidays, evenings and weekends on an as needed basis.

  • Professional writing and verbal communications skills.

  • High degree of personal organization, attention to detail, and time management skills.

  • Proficiency in word processing and other computer functions using Windows, Word, and Google Email and Apps.

  • CPR and First Aid certification required within 3 months of hire.

  • Ability to assess children and adults in their homes and apartments with stairs.

  • Use of personal cellular telephone for work communication.

  • Current State issued valid Driver's License and use of reliable personal vehicle for work related travel.

  • Bilingual candidates encouraged to apply, pay differential offered for candidates with fluency in certain essential languages.


Additional Bourne Police Security Requirements:



  • Criminal history check

  • Work history review

  • Social media history review

  • Driver history review

  • Contact current & former employers

  • Interview family/friends/co-workers as permitted

  • Check references, personal and professional

  • CJIS compliant within 30 days

  • Fingerprinting


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