QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in forensic psychology, social work, counseling or a related field with clinical training or actively taking coursework towards earning a Master’s Degree in aforementioned field. A Bachelor’s degree with three years experience in forensic psychology and substance abuse disorders. 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 client is discharged from the county jail system. This responsibility may include 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, in regard to direct service provision to consumers. Identification of client resource gaps and problems of service delivery and provision of direct service support to the client’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.
REPORTS TO: Program Director
Location: Newark, NJ