Qualifications: Preferred, Master’s degree in forensic psychology, social work, counseling or a related field with clinical training with a CADC or a Bachelor’s degree with a CADC with two 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. Valid driver’s license.
Responsibilities: Provide intensive case management and forensic liaison services to an active caseload of adults pending discharge from the Morris County Jail who have a c-occurring mental illness and substance use disorder, with the goal of reducing recidivism. Promote recovery through engagement, assessment of readiness for change, and linkage of individuals to mental health treatment, substance abuse treatment and other community services. Provide initial outreach to referred consumers while incarcerated and/or hospitalized to complete initial intake assessment and to begin the engagement process. Work with mental health and social services staff in Morris County and other state facilities to assist with discharge planning. Work with probation and the courts to ensure client’s participation with court mandates. Provide community outreach, identify systems issues and help facilitate coordination between the mental health, substance abuse and criminal justice systems in Morris County.
Record Keeping: Record keeping as required by funding sources and /or accreditation agencies, including case notes, group notes, treatment notes, treatment planning, termination summaries, correspondence with insurance providers and outcome data.
Must meet all expected productivity levels in regards to direct service provision to consumers.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Director
Job Location: Parsippany, NJ
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