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OPS Licensed Clinician (Clinical Evaluator) Problem-Solving Courts

Company: Florida State Courts
Location: Fort Myers
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Job Description:

Description * Please be advised this is a part-time - (20) hours a week OPS position The following are ideal hours but may be negotiated: Tuesday: 8am - 4:30pm Wednesday: 8am - 4:30pm Friday: 8am - 12pm KEY REQUIREMENTS * Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in a human services field, behavioral health, or related field * Two (2) years of experience working with individuals with mental health, substance use and/or co-occurring disorders, required * Current license that meets the Florida Department of Professional Regulations as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), or a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) * Knowledge of State of Florida Criminal Statutes relevant to treatments courts * Ability to handle emotionally upset, and demanding individuals with courtesy and patience * Ability to maintain jail clearance and work in a jail setting * Ability to work with defendants from diverse backgrounds in various stressful situations with a highly volatile and potentially violent population SUMMARY The Lee County Mental Health Court Program represents an effort to identify and address the unique needs of people living with a mental illness who have entered into the criminal justice system. It is a court supervised, comprehensive treatment program for adults. Participants are linked with effective treatment programming in order to improve lives, as well as public safety, and reduce incarceration costs. The licensed clinician will be responsible for clinical screening and diagnosing of active and pending Mental Health Court participants and also creating appropriate level of care recommendations. The primary locations for this position will be the Lee County Jail and Core facilities and the Lee County Justice Center. The core responsibilities of this position are: (1) Diagnostic Assessment; (2) Treatment/Level of Care Recommendations; (3) Prepare Reports; (4) Attend Meetings; (5) Other Duties as Assigned Examples of Duties ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. (1) Diagnostic Assessment * Clinically screen and diagnose defendants identified for the Mental Health Court Program * Verify eligibility based on established criteria, with the majority being incarcerated in the Lee County Jail (2) Treatment/Level of Care Recommendations * Clinically screen defendants active in the Mental Health Court Program to create a level of care assessment * Identify co-occurring disorders, and/or diagnose severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) for appropriate services to be rendered, with the majority being incarcerated in the Lee County Jail (3) Prepare Reports * Prepare both oral and written reports to present to the court * Enter specified data in the case management system (4) Attending Meetings * Attend staffing, court or other scheduled meetings to present relevant information to the court and treatment court team * Conduct consultations (5) Other Duties as Assigned * Link to appropriate services such as psychiatric care, individual and group therapy, case management * Perform assessments for possible Baker Acts when needed * Perform other duties as assigned Typical Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this document are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Knowledge of: * Basic structure of criminal justice system and court procedures * Effects of drugs, alcohol and mental illness on behavior * Drug Testing methods * Use of sanctions and rewards * Resources and various programs available * Recent developments, literature and best practices in mental health * State of Florida Criminal Statutes relevant to treatment courts * State of Florida Rules of Court * Research methods, statistics and data collections techniques * Knowledge of effective interview techniques Ability to: * Adhere to standards of clinical documentation, as well as, client rights and confidentiality * Communicate clearly both verbally and in writing * Handle emotionally upset, and demanding individuals with courtesy and patience * Maintain jail clearance and work in a jail setting * Work with defendants from diverse backgrounds in various stressful situations with a highly volatile and potentially violent population * Provide effective, accurate, professional, polite, friendly, and prompt customer service to the public and other agency personnel, AOC employees, and the Judiciary * Maintain consistent and regular attendance, which is required * Write, speak audibly, clearly and accurately in a diverse environment Supplemental Information EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE * Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in a human services field, behavioral health, or related field * Two (2) years of experience working with individuals with mental health, substance use and/or co-occurring disorders, required CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS * LCSW, LMHC, LMFT per Florida Department of Professional Regulations as outlined in FS 490. Or 491. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES None

Keywords: Florida State Courts, Fort Myers , OPS Licensed Clinician (Clinical Evaluator) Problem-Solving Courts, Healthcare , Fort Myers, Florida

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