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Mental Health Coordinator

Habersham County

Listing Summary

Position: Mental Health Coordinator (FT)                                     Department: Mental Health Court

Starting Salary: $19.32/hr                                                               FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Posting Date: November 14, 2022                                                 Closing Date: Open Until Filled


Job Summary:

This position will coordinate the day-to-day operations of the Mental Health Court with the treatment provider and join the Judge in serving as the public face of the Mental Health Court Hearings.

Major Duties:

  • Participate fully as the Mental Health Court Team Lead under limited supervision of the Superior Court Judge, working as a full partner to ensure the success of the program mission and goals
  • Maintain program certification with the state through reapplication process every two years, peer review every three years, tune up training every three years, and consistence adherence to CACJ guidelines
  • Build on community resources available through networking and collaborating with local and state providers for services regarding housing, transportation, employment, education, medical…etc.
  • Manage daily activities and goal completion of Mental Health Court participants through scheduled case management meetings and advocacy with community service providers
  • Collaborate with treatment provider to meet the needs of participants related to co-occurring disorders and crisis intervention for trauma, suicidality, or other mental health crises
  • Use creative problem solving and logic to apply principles to unique people and circumstances within the parameters of written policies and procedures
  • Join the Judge in serving as the public face of the Mental Health Court in the community
  • Facilitate pre-court staffing as Team Lead; attend and assist with all Mental Health Court Hearings
  • Participate with all team members in the development of the forms necessary to process cases in the Court
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date electronic and paper files on all Mental Health Court clients
  • Act as liaison between the participants, the judges, probation officers, attorneys, treatment providers and others when communication is needed between hearings and staffing
  • Will monitor the provision of services to all Mental Health Court participants
  • Conduct orientation meetings with new participants and complete required treatment and legal documents
  • Maintain data collection and assist Director in the preparation of an annual budget in monitoring expenditures throughout the fiscal year
  • Train and supervise the work of the Mental Health Court Case Manager to ensure all guidelines for the program are being followed and to ensure proper information is being reported to the team
  • Monitor the scheduling of weekly drug screens and surveillance visits for participants, monitor participant compliance, and report results to Team Members
  • Conduct same-sex observed urine, oral, or breath drug screens; send off to lab as needed
  • Apply for and manage funding for the Mental Health Court program, and will comply with any grant requirements
  • Plan and organize graduation ceremonies
  • Conduct Policy Meetings a minimum of twice a year to update sanctions, incentives, and policies to stay compliant with state requirements and evidence-based practices
  • Keep participant spreadsheet up to date with current addresses and schedules
  • Report any problems to the team in a timely manner, addressing sanctions and incentives according to current policies and Sanction Matrix
  • Work with various county offices to include Superior Court, State Court, Public Defender, and any other potential referral sources in an effort to provide substance abusing offenders the most effective treatment regimen available
  • Complete follow-up assessments on every participant and will record that information on Quarterly Output Reports
  • Assist participants in getting into residential treatment or crisis stabilization unit as needed
  • Be responsible for completing quarterly output reports for CACJ and quarterly reimbursement requests for CJCC
  • Must complete Orientation Checklist within 30 days of hire and complete CACJ Accountability Court Coordinator Certification program within first year of hire
  • Complete other duties as assigned by the Accountability Court Director, Judges, County Administrators/County Commissioners, the CACJ, or any grantors.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of graduate studies in a professional or administrative occupational field of psychology, social work, counseling. 
  • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions
  • Possession of a valid Driver's License.
  • Strong oral and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of substance abuse treatment and experience working with high-risk population.
  • Knowledge of program evaluation and data analysis, with demonstrated ability to exercise logic, sound judgment, and advocacy.
  • Occasional overnight travel within or outside the state.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified substance abuse counselor, certified peer specialist, or CIT preferred
  • Experience writing grants or working under grant requirements
  • One-year experience in public sector program management, including budgeting preferred
  • At least one-year experience in supervisory position
  • Experience working in an Accountability Court or Community Mental Health

The successful candidate must complete a Background/Reference Check and Pre-Employment Drug Screening prior to the start of employment.

To Apply: All applicants must complete a Habersham County employment application. Applications can be found online at  Applications and a detailed job description can be picked up at the Habersham County Human Resources Department, Administration Building located at 130 Jacob’s Way, Clarkesville, GA 30523 in room 303. For more information please call (706) 839-0214.

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