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Juvenile Court Liaison/Therapist - Shelby County

Chilton Shelby is seeking a Juvenile Court Liaison to provide therapy, assessments and work closely with Chilton and Shelby court judges and?probation officers. If you have a Masters in Social Work or behavioral healthcare, AL Licensure?and experience counseling youth and children, this is a great opportunity for you. Responsibilities indicated below:


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Provides direct services to children and youth including:



A.??? Provides intake assessments for children and youth as referred by Juvenile courts in Chilton and Shelby counties and ensures that all necessary information is obtained.


B.???? Renders accurate diagnosis based on available information and according to DMH Standards.?


C.???? Provides individualized therapy according to local and accepted standards, including individual, family, group counseling, mental health consultations, crisis intervention, family education and support services, Pre-Hospitalization Screening/Court Screening and Case Management Services to children and youth determined to have a mental illness, mental retardation and/or substance abuse problems.?


D.??? Coordinates and refers children and youth?to local service providers and utilizes all means to follow-up that services are being provided.?


E.????Conducts psycho-social evaluations according to accepted professional standards for those consumers pending admission to various treatment facilities.?


F.????Maintains knowledge of and exercises proper judgement as to when and where consumers are referred.?


G.??? Documentation is concise, accurate, and occurs within agency time requirements.?


H.??? Meets assigned quarterly average for billable direct services.?


I.????? Maintains and provides accurate consultation to community agencies.?


J.?????Provides accurate expert witness testimony at courts/attorney's requests.?


K.??? Provides prompt and appropriate response to clinical emergencies.



Maintains and provides liaison and education for the Center, other community agencies, and the general public



A.??? Maintains close working relationship with Chilton and Shelby Counties Juvenile Court Judges and Probation Officers.?


B.???? Attends Multi-needs Facilitation Team Meetings in Chilton and Shelby Counties.?


C.???? Presentations are presented in an effective and professional manner.?


D.???? Presentations are accurately targeted toward audience.?


E.?????Effectively serves as a positive advocate for mental health, mental retardation and substance abuse services in the area.


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Maintains and improves professional skills



A.??? Attends and actively participates in professional workshops, in-service training and required training according to DMH standards.?


B.????Effectively utilizes clinicians on staff for consultation.?


Maintains productivity requirements of 60 hours per month.



Chilton Shelby offers great benefits including Blue Cross/Blue Shield Health/Dental plan at 40.00 per month (single coverage), 36 paid days off in your first year, company paid life insurance?and?AL state retirement benefit plan.



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:?



This position is a Therapist, requiring a?Master's degree in Social Work, Counseling or other behavioral health field.?Must also have Licensure and experience working with troubled children, youth and their families is also needed.



Must have valid Alabama license and acceptable driving record.



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