Job Overview

  • Experience Level Mid-Level
  • Total Years Experience 3-5
  • Education Master's Degree

ABOUT THE POSITION: Monroe County Office of Mental Health (MCOMH) has strong, ongoing collaboration with the eleven county law enforcement agencies. In September 2017, MCOMH launched the Forensic Intervention Team (FIT) which partners clinicians with law enforcement. Demand for this service remains high and the program is expanding to cover evening, overnight, and weekend hours. Forensic Specialists will respond with local law enforcement agencies to both non-crisis and crisis situations, to de-escalate, evaluate, and refer individuals to continued treatment or community supports.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

• Respond to crisis and non-crisis calls with law enforcement upon dispatch from 911.

• When multiple calls occur simultaneously, triage calls to determine appropriate level of intervention, balancing needs among various law enforcement departments.

• Balance immediate needs with long-term goal to connect to ongoing supports, understanding that needs and timeline for transition vary among cases.

• Develop strong relationships with Monroe County’s law enforcement agencies.

• Build effective linkages and relationships with informal and community supports (child, adult, and family serving systems), as well as other formal supports.

• Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with forensic entities (including courts and Monroe County Jail), as well as provider agencies.

• Support interdepartmental initiatives and planning functions within Monroe County Office of Mental Health.

• Provide program coverage, including on-call, as necessary.

• Support other Monroe County Office of Mental Health program needs as they arise.

• Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements
REQUIRED COMPETENCIES: To be successful in this position, you will need to be competent in:• Communicating effectively; excellent verbal and written communication skills• Building collaborative relationships• Valuing diversity and fostering an inclusive environment• Striving for self-development and taking initiative to be resourceful• Problem-solving both independently and with others• Skilled in de-escalation strategies and techniques.• Ability to work with clients and systems both positively and productively, utilizing strategies outside the parameters of standard service delivery.• Ability to be flexible, organized, and work independently, yet be amendable to supervision.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • LMHC, LMSW, LCSW, Licensed Psychoanalyst, or doctorate in psychology, as documented by valid licensure from NYS ED Office of Professions, OR…
  • Master’s degree in Forensic Science field plus minimum 5 years’ experience in mental health crisis intervention or mental health crisis response setting, OR…
  • Psychiatric Registered Nurse or RN in mental health environment.
  • Preferred:  Experience: direct behavioral health support or treatment in emergency/crisis; criminal justice/forensic; substance use disorders; developmental disabilities; and/or youth/family settings.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:• Satisfactory completion of required background screenings: Monroe County Jail, Criminal, State Central Registry, and Driving.• Regular access to NYS registered, insured, and inspected vehicle for business purposes.• Minimum $300,000 personal liability on auto insurance policy.• Willing to carry police radio for communication and response during shift and on-call.• Respect the confidential nature of all CCSI and CCSI customer information you are exposed to in the course of your work performance. Staff working directly with protected health information /electronically stored protected health information, personally identifiable information, and other patient/consumer/customer data, will abide by the specific procedures and policies outlined by CCSI’s Code of Conduct and CCSI’s Privacy and Security Policies, New York State regulations and Federal regulations.
Operating Principles and Demonstrated Behaviors:Ability to demonstrate, understand and apply our workplace values through behaviors and actions. These operating principles are expected of all employees in all roles. All applicants (internal and external) must evidence their attitudes/behaviors as part of the application process:• Excellence in Customer Service• Collaboration• Honoring People and Their Work• Individualized Work/Life Integration• Integrity• Innovation• Community Connectedness• Diversity and InclusionCCSI does not accept inquiries from third party recruiters or search agencies.