• Criminal Justice Mental Health Clinician

    Job Locations US-CO-Wheat Ridge
    Posted Date 6 months ago(6 months ago)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Jefferson Center
  • Overview

    To provide mental health services 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 (SPMI) involved in the legal and criminal justice system. Provide information, education, liaison, and transition services to various networks within Jefferson Center and with Federal, State, and community based agencies and resources.


    • Assessment of all referrals to determine appropriateness for services at Jefferson Center
    • 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 individual, group, and family case management services and therapy as indicated
    • 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 staffing, and clinical consultation as scheduled
    • Participate in joint team meetings with Adult Probation and CJMH staff as scheduled
    • Satisfactorily complete 90% of peer review charts needing corrections within 14 calendar days
    • Attend quarterly CAC business meetings in order to stay abreast of regulations and policies governing substance use treatment
    • Participate in OBH required group supervision, CAC II, 2 hours per month, CACIII/LAC, one hour per month
    • Completes required paperwork for substance use treatment for licenses and billing for Medicaid and other funding sources including Substance Use ROI, Substance Use Assessment, Infectious Disease  Screen, Out–of-State Offender Questionnaire, ASAM Level of Care and Placement Criteria, SOCRATES and DACODs
    • Endorse the Center’s belief that drug testing can be an effective therapeutic tool as it can serve as a deterrent to substance use, a safety measure for prescribing psychotropic medications and provide support to the client to increase the likelihood of successful abstinence. All CAC clinicians will include random or point-in-time urine drug testing (UDT) as a part of co-occurring services offered. SUD Intake clinicians will refer all SUD clients for point-in-time/ baseline UDTs upon intake

    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


    • Master’s Degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work or a related field
    • Plus two (2) years related experience and/or training
    • License preferred but not required
    • Bi-lingual (Spanish) preferred but not required
    • CAC preferred but not required


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