Law Enforcement Behavioral Health Liaison (CBHL)
Title: Law Enforcement Behavioral Health Liaison (CBHL)
Salary Range: N/A
Employment Status: Full-time
THIS POSITION IS ELIGIBLE FOR 6 MONTH AND 12 MONTH RETENTION BONUS BASED ON PERFORMANCE.
COVID VACCINE IS REQUIRED, OR A PRE-APPROVED RELIGIOUS OR MEDICAL EXEMPTION MUST BE ON FILE PRIOR TO FIRST DAY OF WORK.
Coordinates services for high risk individuals with behavioral health needs who have come in contact with law enforcement, courts, and hospitals. Provides crisis support services to persons diagnosed with serious mental health issues and/or substance abuse who are newly admitted to services. Serves as crisis back up as needed.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:
• Provides crisis community support services and intervention to high risk population according to assessed needs, utilizing professional and independent judgment. Interventions include linking clients to TCMHS internal and provider network as well as community resources
• Acts as a liaison with law enforcement and courts to ensure care coordination with High risk consumers.
• In coordination with the Director of Assessment and Youth Services (ACI coordinator) assists law enforcement, CIT and the courts with assessing individuals in need of behavioral health services and assist potential consumers with obtaining services
• In coordination with ACI coordinator, assists law enforcement and courts with filing petitions for involuntary commitment as well as locating psychiatric beds for those individuals that present with a likelihood of serious harm due to mental health disorder
• In coordination with ACI coordinator, provides and coordinates trainings and consultation on behavioral health issues for court clerks and other community agencies as needed.
• Reports outcomes to the DMH as required
• Participates in state Community Mental Health Liaison meetings and trainings.
• Serves as crisis back up clinician as needed for crisis calls and crisis intakes.
• Serves as a resource for treatment team and be available to staff problematic consumer issues or situations which may arise
• Maintains billable expectation and complete all paperwork in adherence to agency timelines
• Demonstrates competent usage and data entry in AVATAR, TCMHS’s electronic medical record.
• Fields information education calls regarding TCMH services and community resources.
• Works in a cooperative and problem-solving manner with TCMHS staff and community agencies.
• Assists the clinical manager in identification of service gaps and steps necessary to address service needs.
• Other duties and/or responsibilities may be assigned by supervisor.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES)
• Master’s Degree required
• LPC/LCSW Preferred
• CPR/First Aid Training Required
• Annual TB Screening Required
• Reliable transportation
• Driver’s license and minimum state-mandated auto insurance
• 1-3 Years of Position-Related Experience Minimum
• 3-5 Years of Position-Related Experience Preferred
• Knowledge gained through prior employment and education including assessment, treatment planning, and crisis management.
• Knowledge of Trauma Informed Practices.
• Ability to safely build rapport with individuals during or following a behavioral health crisis.
• Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of individuals and handle confidential information appropriately.
• Able to effectively utilize software systems and basic office equipment, including EMR systems, Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel).
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK 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 position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is regularly required to use their own vehicle to drive to various locations throughout the catchment area. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.