(1690) Jail Diversion Case Manager

Job Description

The Jail Diversion Case Manager (JD CM) is responsible for the provision of psychosocial rehabilitation case management and coordination of appropriate behavioral health services to adults diagnosed with severe and persistent mental health disorders and/or intellectual developmental disabilities who incarcerated in Williamson County Jail or otherwise involved in the criminal justice system, and participating in Bluebonnet’s Jail Diversion Program. The JD CM will develop transition plans in accordance with the APIC Model of reentry and provide case management services to Program participants for up to 90-days. The JD CM will work with legal personnel primarily in Williamson County to facilitate jail diversion and psychiatric hospitalization, but may provide jail diversion and assessment services in other Bluebonnet Trails Counties when needed. The person in this position will conduct behavioral health and substance use assessments with inmates and individuals in the community as needed and follow directives outlined in the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure.

This position reports directly to the Justice Involved Program Director and requires the development and maintenance of effective, professional working relationships with County Courts, including the County and District Attorneys, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, local behavioral health centers, and other community service organizations. The person in this position must effectively communicate and coordinate services with community mental health providers across the state, as well as local substance use treatment facilities and community resource organizations. The person in this position will work primarily during normal business hours, Monday through Friday; however, there will be a rotating on-call schedule including evenings and weekends. The working location will primarily be in the jail, courts, Bluebonnet clinic, and community.

The JD CM regularly meets with individuals in their homes and communities, at treatment centers, parole and probation offices, jail/detention centers and other legal facilities, and Bluebonnet Trails’ clinics to provide transition-focused psychosocial rehabilitative services. The JD CM will be expected to provide transportation to individuals involved in the Jail Diversion Program so they can successfully attend behavioral health and legal-system related appointments. The JD CM must complete mental health assessments and assist individuals with referrals to additional services using clinical judgment in conjunction with state guidelines. A high level of detailed electronic documentation and reporting is required and adherence to company and state guidelines is expected. JD CM will be cross-trained in the other Bluebonnet Justice Service Programs.

The person in this position must possess a passion and aptitude for working with individuals who have chronic and severe behavioral health needs and are involved in the criminal justice system. Knowledge of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure Article 16.22, APIC Model, jail diversion and intensive case management functions, psychotherapeutic medications, substance use treatment, crisis services, community resources, and evidence-based practices in the mental health and criminal justice systems are required. This position necessitates innovative thinking, patience, resiliency, skills in advocacy, service coordination, mental health assessment and evaluation, collaborative person-centered recovery planning and dual-diagnosis treatment. The person in this position will effectively work independently and on a team, prioritize needs during crisis situations, engage in regular meetings and training opportunities, balance self-care, be a delight to work with, and perform other duties as assigned with a positive attitude.

CityRound Rock
CountyWilliamson County
CredentialsMinimum Qualifications: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum number of hours that is equivalent to a major in psychology, social work, medicine, nursing, rehabilitation, counseling, sociology, human growth and development, physician assistant, gerontology, special education, educational psychology, early childhood education/intervention.

Education and experience in behavioral healthcare and/or the criminal justice system.

Must have a valid Texas Driver's License, meet Bluebonnet Trails Community Services driving requirements, and maintain approved driving status throughout employment.

*If degree is not in a Human Services field, a minimum of 24 college credits in a Human Services are required.

Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience working in TCOOMMI, jail diversion, behavioral health, criminal justice, and/or case management; advanced degree in Human Services field; QMHP certification; Licensed Practitioner (LCDC, LCSW, LMFT, LPC); Bilingual (English/Spanish).
Salary Amount$18.20 - $20.20/hr
Closing DateOpen until filled
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