CASEWORKER II MCOT/FORENSIC (187)

Posting Date: 8/23/2019                                                                                     
Open Until Filled
Salary: $32,454 to $39,550 Annually                     
Salary is based on education & experience

 Job Description: To provide crisis prevention and management, monitoring, assessment, rehabilitative skills training, service planning and coordination for adults with mental illness and involvement in criminal justice system in Burleson and Washington Counties.  Objective is to reduce client recidivism rate within the criminal justice system.  This position works closely with Probation Officers, County Attorney’s Office, District Attorney’s office, and Judges to monitor individuals’ mental health treatment and legal requirements.
Psychosocial Rehabilitative Services are defined as social, educational, vocational, behavioral, and cognitive interventions provided by members of a client’s therapeutic team that address deficits in the individual’s ability to develop and maintain social relationships, occupational or educational achievement, independent living skills, and housing, that are a result of a severe and persistent mental illness.  Service coordination involves accessing medical, social, educational and other appropriate services that will help an individual achieve a quality of life and community participation acceptable to the individual.
Provides prompt face-to-face crisis assessment, crisis intervention services, and short term intensive mental health treatment and support for adults and children experiencing a psychiatric crisis.  Provides services as a member of a mobile crisis outreach team (MCOT) designed to reach individuals at their place of residence, school and other community based safe locations as a means of diversion from jails, emergency rooms and hospitals.  Duties include accompanying specially trained Sheriff’s officers (CIT) to individual’s home to provide crisis assessments; service plan development and implementation; access to medication services; monitoring and follow-up; inter- and intra-agency coordination of support services; family education and support; and client advocacy in the community where client is located.
Education: Requires Bachelor’s Degree in a Behavioral, Social Science, Humanities or Education field.
Experience: Requires experience working with individuals with mental illness, must be able to work independently as well as with a team. Good organizational skills are a must.
Hours of Work: 8am-5pm; Monday—Friday; may vary based on agency needs
License/Certifications: Ability to be credentialed as a Qualified Mental Health Professional. Valid Texas driver’s license and are insurable by agency insurance. Continued employment is contingent upon successful completion of Adult Needs and Strengths Assessment (ANSA) certification as well as Illness, Management and Recovery certification.
Physical Requirements: Ability to drive a vehicle; communicate effectively both verbally & written, ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time. Good computer skills a must.
Facility:  Washington County