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Licensed Mental Health Therapist - Community Liaison

Job Description

Additional Job Information

  • 40 Hours per Week -
  • North County Facility -
  • Local Travel Required -
  • Salaried -
  • Days -
  • Monday - Friday; No Weekends or Holidays -
  • Benefits Eligible -

  • Job ID: 1216562
    Employment Status: Full-Time
    More Information:

    BJC Behavioral Health is a community health center that provides and coordinates behavioral health services for more than 6,000 seriously mentally ill adults and seriously emotionally disturbed children in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. François, Iron and Washington counties.  As an Administrative Agent of the Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH) serves as a major point of entry for people eligible for mental health services funded by DMH and is responsible for serving as gatekeeper to the public mental health system.  BJC Behavioral Health also administers the BJC Employee Assistance Program ad Behavioral Health Partners, an administrative services organization.


    Overview


    Role Purpose

    Responsible for the coordination of services for individuals with behavioral health needs who have come to the attention of law enforcement officials, the courts and hospital emergency departments in the counties of the designated service area. Responsible for the development and improvement of access to services for those individuals with complex mental health needs.


    Responsibilities

  • Coordinate services and develop local systems of care for individuals with behavioral health needs who have come to the attention of law enforcement officials, the courts and hospital emergency departments.
  • Collaborate with local partners in specialty or diversion courts dealing with behavioral health issues.
  • Participate on local law enforcement Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT) or other initiatives that assist law enforcement in dealing with individuals with behavioral health needs.
  • Provide or coordinate training and consultation on behavioral health issues for court clerks as needed.
  • In coordination with Access Crisis Intervention (ACI), assist law enforcement and the courts in assessing individuals with behavioral health needs, accessing appropriate voluntary services, locating inpatient psychiatric beds for court-ordered involuntary detentions and filling petitions for involuntary detentions.
  • BJC has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.

  • Minimum Requirements

     

    Degree

  • Master's Degree
  • - Social Services/related

     

    Experience

  • 2-5 years
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    Licenses & Certifications

  • Valid Driver's License
  • LCSW or LPC

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    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information

     


    Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center


    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

     

    Equal Opportunity Employer