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Caseworker I or II 1958 (SB 292)

Company: Heart of Texas Region MHMR Center
Location: Waco
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Performs mental health services for severe adult mentally ill clients involved in criminal justice system. Rides out with a designated county sheriffs deputy in Freestone, Limestone, Falls, Bosque, and Hill County to provide mental health services to individuals identified with severe mental illness. Work involves conducting interviews, clinical assessments, on-site crisis coverage, case management, coordinating tele-psychiatry, coordinating with various legal & community stakeholders for all referred individuals and program participants. Work involves collaboration with attorneys, judges, district attorneys, law enforcement deputies, jail staff, family members, and other stakeholders to provide mental health services and continuity of care for identified individuals. Works under moderate supervision of the SB 292 Program Manager with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment in carrying out details of the work.EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:Rides out with designated county sheriffs deputy in Bosque, Hill, Falls, Limestone, and Freestone County to provide services to individuals with severe mental illness.Identifies and screens referred individuals in the legal system for mental illnessProvides on-site (jail and community) assessments and develops interventionCoordinates referrals and case managementProvides continuity of care services with all area jailsPrepares progress notes and other required documentationAdvocates with legal entities for persons with mental illnessProvides ongoing case management, counseling, and other interventions for program participants.Knowledge, Skills, and Essential FunctionsExcellent written communication and basic computer knowledge for inputting clinical documentationExcellent verbal communication with consumers, staff, and community providersTime management required to meet service goalsLocal travel to consumer homes and other community settingsLift up to 30 lbs.Stooping, bending, sitting, standing, and keyboarding for prolonged periodsAbility to be CPR and PMAB certifiedLocal Travel 25% Region Travel 75%Valid driver's license, liability insurance, and reliable transportation requiredEducation and ExperienceBachelor's or Master's in social work, psychology or related field with ability to obtain Qualified Mental Health Professional credentialing1 year of case managementpreferredHours:Mon-Fri 8A-5PSalary:$30,000-$36,172 DOQ Heart of Texas Region MHMR strives to offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includesLocation:2010 LaSalle Ave. Waco, TXDepartment:Behavioral Justice Center

Keywords: Heart of Texas Region MHMR Center, Waco , Caseworker I or II 1958 (SB 292), Other , Waco, Texas

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