Mental Health Clinician
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Under the general direction of the Chief of Police, the Mental Health Clinician will be
asked to respond to scenes with a CORT Officer or a police officer regarding citizens
who are experiencing a mental health crisis where the clinician may be needed to
conduct a mental health evaluation and subsequent 1013 order. The Mental Health
Clinician will maintain a case management system of all cases assigned by the Lead
CORT Officer and maintain records of counseling and resources/referrals provided to
the consumer or their families. The Mental Health Clinician will be required to respond
to all calls where a request has been made during their regular business hours in which
criteria set forth in policy has been met. Callouts after business hours will be based on
the availability of the clinician. The Mental Health Clinician will provide on-site face-to-face, rapid response to Johns Creek Police Department personnel who are experiencing
such challenges as excessive stress, anxiety, detachment, depression, etc. behavior
related to their essential work duties that impact their health and wellness and or
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all
of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties
from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business
practices. In addition, specifications are intended to outline the minimum qualifications
necessary for entry into the class and do not necessarily convey the qualifications of
incumbents within the position.
- Serve as lead in response providing clinical oversight to the CIT law enforcement team
- Complete the assessment of the immediate needs of the individual; the level of risk to the individual and/or others due to the crisis; contributing environmental, medical, psychiatric, and/or interpersonal factors; resources available to the individual in the current setting to resolve the crisis, and community resources that may be accessed to resolve the crisis
- Assist in de-escalating the crisis situation through the provision of support to the individual. Aid the individual and, when present, family/caregivers in identifying precursors to the crisis and potential solutions for resolving the crisis within the setting
- Aid the individual and, when present, family/caregivers in developing a crisis plan to decrease the potential for future crisis occurrences
- Identify and, when possible, link the individual to needed community resources, including medical, psychiatric, and other services, to meet immediate and/or ongoing needs
- Assess when the immediate safety needs of the individual require referral to a higher level of care than is available through the in-house crisis services and facilitate the referral
- Provide and conduct a critical incident debrief immediately following a crisis or serious incident
- Identify applicable training needs based on data of incidents and opportunities for improvement and further support
- Work in partnership with law enforcement to include arriving on the scene to aid in the assessment and de-escalation of a consumer in a mental health crisis
- Complete appropriate documentation, follow-up, and disposition of cases in accordance with established guidelines and standards
- Communicate and coordinate care with other team members, ensuring the safety of the team, serviced individuals, and the general public
- Communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review employee status, exchange information, or resolve problems; responds to requests for service or assistance
- Assists supervisors, staff, and other departments in identifying and resolving behavioral health threats
- Reviews and analyzes the effectiveness and efficiency of identified strategies for improving overall employee well-being
- Prepare end-of-shift reports, communicating unresolved issues with the Lead CORT Officer or applicable supervision
- Work with the law enforcement team in reviewing reports for incidents that require follow-up and referral to appropriate resources
- Maintain a current license in the state of Georgia and adheres to the professional Code of Ethics
- Maintain a case management system for repeat mental health consumers and provide resources and follow-up communication with family members of the consumer
- Upon responding to a call-out, the clinician will complete a detailed supplement documenting the mental evaluation and if applicable the 1013 process of the mental health consumer
- Will be assigned cases by the Lead CORT Officer directly and will report to the Lead CORT Officer for daily assignments and all related job duties/issues
- Will work in conjunction with the Peer Support Program and provide counseling assistance/referrals for officers who are experiencing mental health issues while maintaining the utmost confidentiality in these matters
- Under SB403 as it pertains to Georgia Law, the Mental Health Clinician will help maintain along with the Lead CORT Officer a record of all volunteer resources/referrals provided by the Community Service Board (Fulton County). A supplement will be written detailing the volunteer resource if applicable that was provided to the consumer or to their family
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- Knowledge of Mental Health and Behavioral illness.
- Principles and practices utilized in securing and storage of records and other confidential and sensitive data.
- Knowledge of recordkeeping, and records management techniques.
- Knowledge of applicable state, federal and local ordinances, laws, rules, and regulations related to the field and practice of social work counseling and mental health.
- Ability to maintain organized and accurate records, files, and/or other materials.
- Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
- Ability to write routine reports and business correspondence.
- Ability to effectively present information and respond to the needs of law enforcement personnel.
- Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
- Ability to make sound judgments, deliver quality work, and communicate effectively – orally, in writing, and superior listening skills.
- Excellent collaboration and teamwork.
- Master's degree from an accredited school with a valid license in the state of Georgia as an LCSW or an LPG (Must be legally authorized with the ability to complete form 1013 or 1014).
- Must possess a minimum of 3 years of direct clinical experience in case management, crisis intervention, stabilization skills, and familiarity with the mental health addictive disease service delivery system; including an understanding of referrals and mandates.
- Must possess and maintain valid State of Georgia drivers.
- Must have at least one year of working in a public government and/or law enforcement environment.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by
an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; talk and listen actively
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee sits in an office
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an
employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
- The employee regularly works in an office environment
- The employee performs some duties outdoors (inclement weather, heat/cold/wind may exist) while conducting official business
- May be required to attend evening and weekend meetings and events, on or offsite
The Mental Health Clinician's starting pay will be competitive and commensurate with the chosen candidate’s qualifications and experience. The City of Johns Creek also offers an attractive benefits package, including health benefits covered at least 80% of the cost, retirement (401(a) with 12% contributions from the City once eligible, and 457 plans with up to 5% match dollar for dollar once eligible, and paid leave. The City pays 100% of Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, and a Life Insurance Policy for all Full-Time Employees.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The City of Johns Creek is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, or any other class or status protected by law.
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You understand that any misrepresentation or material omission made by you on this application will be sufficient cause for cancellation of this application or immediate termination of employment if you are employed, whenever it may be discovered.
Please note that resumes or other information delivered by email, mail, or in person will not be considered by the City in our initial review of your qualifications in fairness to other potential candidates.
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