Job Overview

  • Experience Level Mid-Level
  • Total Years Experience 3-5
  • Education Specialized License

Coordinated Care Services Inc (CCSI) is committed to creating a diverse environment in which our employees feel a sense of belonging and are valued for their unique contributions and perspectives!  We seek a Juvenile Justice Mental Health Coordinator (JJMHC) to ensure behavioral health and developmental issues are considered and addressed in all Juvenile Justice/Family Court and Probation matters.  Utilizing a trauma-informed approach, the JJMHC will:

  • Assist in identifying potential youth who may require or benefit from services.
  • Provide assessment, consultation, and education.
  • Promote cross-systems collaboration.
  • Ensure that Probation and Family Court receive useful, relevant, timely, accurate, and culturally sensitive clinical information.

These will be accomplished through informed decision-making that minimizes re-traumatization and ultimately promotes better outcomes for youth and their families.

We can offer you

  • Market competitive compensation.
  • An award-winning Wellness@Work and benefits program.
  • Continuous professional development opportunities.
  • A voice in shaping Coordinated Care Services (CCSI)’s ever-evolving, diverse company culture.

As the Juvenile Justice Mental Health Coordinator (JJMHC) you will:

  • Assist staff in identifying young people who may require/benefit from mental health consultation and/or assessment/evaluation.
  • Assist staff in defining and articulating requests for information, as well as clinical questions to be addressed.
  • Help to distinguish the level of assistance/intervention based on identified needs.
  • Gather and review relevant records and information to help inform decision-making and make recommendations.
  • Provide a review of previously/currently accessed services to assist in identifying unmet service needs and make recommendations for future intervention.
  • Provide mental health assessment services for youth where appropriate.
  • Provide written reports to both Probation and to Family Court where appropriate.
  • Coordinate referral process to contracted mental health consultants and the Socio-Legal Center, ensuring a timely, useful and quality product.
  • Facilitate linkage and referral to appropriate services/supports that can address identified needs in a timely manner.
  • Assist Family Court Judges and Probation officers in understanding and interpreting mental health reports.
  • Attend court hearings as needed.
  • Foster and support trauma-informed practices in the Juvenile Justice system.
  • Provide education, training, consultation and technical assistance on clinical and behavioral health related issues to Office of Probation-Community Corrections staff and Family Court.
  • Provide information and education for community mental health providers on Juvenile Justice processes that affect their clients.
  • Collaborate with Children’s SPOA to ensure timely access to appropriate SPOA services.
  • Participate as a member of Children’s Center case planning team to support effective linkages and supports for detained youth.
  • Provide needed support with the administration of MAYSI behavioral health screening tool to youth connected with probation.
  • Enter data and maintains a database of all youth referred for consultation and other services.
  • Identify needs, gaps, and service delivery issues in the behavioral health system and report such to MCOMH.
  • Serve as liaison between MC Office of Mental Health, public mental health system, Office of Probation-Community Corrections, and Family Court; builds effective linkages and relationships among and between those entities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

We Are Coordinated Care Services (CCSI)
Coordinated Care Services (CCSI) is celebrating its 30th Anniversary!  We have grown to more than 400 talented, dedicated professionals who provide staffing, consulting, and operational support needed by local departments of mental health and social services, state agencies, community-based organizations, and school districts across New York State and beyond!  Our mission, simply put, is to help people and communities. At Coordinated Care Services (CCSI), you will have opportunities to collaborate to provide needed support and services to improve lives and strengthen our local communities.

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or other licensed mental health professional, plus three years experience in children’s mental health.

Additional Requirements

  • Satisfactory completion of required background screenings:  criminal, Statewide Central Register, Sex Offender Registry, driving, and drug.
  • Full vaccination against the COVID-19 virus.  Reasonable accommodations will be made for qualified religious or medical/disability needs.
  • Valid Class D New York State Driver License and access to motor vehicle to meet transportation requirements of position.
  • Ability to work flexible hours as needed.

Other Preferred Skills

  • Knowledge of Mental Health, Chemical Dependency, Developmental Disabilities, Juvenile Justice/Family Court and/or Child Welfare systems.
  • familiarity with the principles of trauma-informed care.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and facilitate an integrated cross-disciplinary team.
  • Computer proficiency, including experience with information systems and database maintenance/queries.
  • Ability to work with families positively and productively and use strategies outside the parameters of standard service delivery.
  • Strong telephone skills, including clarity and engagement.
  • The ability to be flexible, organized, and work independently, yet be amenable to supervision is required.
  • Ascribes to System of Care Values.
  • Communicating effectively
  • 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
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