• Criminal Justice Mental Health (CJMH) Clinician/ Intake Specialist

    Job Locations US-CO-Wheat Ridge
    Posted Date 8 months ago(8 months ago)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Jefferson Center
  • Overview

    To provide trauma-informed care including assessment, referral, therapy and case management services to Jefferson Center consumers as deemed appropriate by the guidelines of accepted clinical practice and the Office of Behavioral Health to serve adults with serious mental illness involved or at risk of being involved in the legal system. To provide information, education, liaison, and transition services to various networks within JCMH and with federal, state, and community based agencies and resources. Also performs clinical assessments/ intakes of new consumers that reside at Intervention Community Corrections Services (ICCS). Determines eligibility for JCMH services based on presenting problem and diagnostic assessment in accordance with established JCMH practices.  Completes all opening paperwork and as indicated schedules follow up clinician and MD appointments.


    • Assessment of all referrals to determine appropriateness/ eligibility for services at Jefferson Center and the Criminal Justice Mental Health Program.
    • Performs clinical assessments on assigned consumers, completing all elements of the standard JCMH intake assessment, including mental status exam and diagnoses in accordance with the DSM V.
    • Provide individual therapy using evidence-based practices and trauma-informed care principles as clinically indicated and medically necessary.
    • Provide case management services including service planning, monitoring, follow-up, and crisis management
    • Make appropriate referrals to and act as liaison with community agencies, service providers, and natural support systems such as neighborhood networks, churches, police and probation officials, social services, etc.
    • Provide in-reach and out-reach duties as assigned/appropriate
    • Collaboration with consumers, family members, and significant others in identifying strengths and needs and in developing personal treatment goals and planning for appropriate service delivery.
    • Enter/maintain/update referral log and track program outcomes as assigned.
    • Provide assistance in developing community-based resources for social, vocational, and leisure skills.
    • Maintain communication and links with other JCMH programs e.g. Access, Inpatient, Outpatient, Navigation, Wellness and Intensive
    • Ongoing monitoring of assigned caseload, assessment of symptoms to prevent relapse, and follow-up with respite admission or inpatient admission as clinically indicated.
    • Resource acquisition and assistance with application for benefits and entitlements in collaboration with Navigation/Benefits team
    • Submit 90% of all PTD notes within three working days
    • Complete 95% of all paperwork by the due date
    • Participate in team meetings, clinical staffings, and clinical consultation as scheduled
    • Involves family members and representatives from other agencies in the evaluation process as appropriate.
    • Determines eligibility for services based on presenting issues and diagnostic formulation at Intervention Community Correction Services
    • Schedules follow-up clinician and MD appointments as appropriate according to JCMH practices.
    • Completes all required documentation for a clinical opening within established timelines.


    Other Duties:

    • Attend mandatory in-service, compliance with individualized training plan as agreed upon with supervisor.
    • Participate in supervision by coming prepared with an agenda. Report high risk/problem cases, and utilize a problem solving approach as well as feedback. 
    • Attend supervision at times and intervals agreed upon with supervisor.
    • Ensure that 95% of all authorizations are accurate and timely (MCO).
    • Ensure that fee collections meet the team goal as determined by Network Director.
    • Complete 95% of case closings within 90 days after last contact
    • Meet required number of consumer service hours as determined by Network Director.
    • Engage consumer and family in the treatment process and goal setting.
    • Identify risk factors including lethality.
    • Work constructively with consumer to reach agreed upon outcome, coordinate care with internal and external providers.
    • Maintain appropriate professional standards and provide appropriate follow-up for consumers.
    • Exhibit enthusiasm, courtesy, adaptability, flexibility, and spirit of cooperation in the work environment.
    • Maintain effective interpersonal relations with consumers, peers, subordinates, upper management, visitors and the general public.
    • Effectively respond to consumer needs and problems, initiate and maintain positive interactions, timely response to phone calls, pages, email
    • Work cooperatively with other community agencies, as appropriate, and in agreement with supervisor.
    • Volunteer to work on Center committees and/or task forces.




    LPC or LCSW preferred

    Bi-lingual (Spanish) preferred but not required

    CAC II or III preferred


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