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The Guidance Center of Westchester


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Salary: Commensurate with experience

POSITION:  Court Liaison

 

PROGRAM: Access Center

 

Duties and Responsibilities: The clinical team for The Guidance Center of Westchester’s Certified Community Behavioral Health Center (CCBHC) Access Center is responsible for providing quality coordinated crisis response, screening, engagement and linkages to care for mental health, alcoholism/addiction and other substance use, physical health and supportive services. The CCBHC Access Center interdisciplinary team includes psychotherapists, psychiatry, medical/nursing, care managers, peers, an engagement specialist, a court liaison and 24/7 Intake/Hotline staff. With the support of federal SAMHSA CCBHC funding, The Guidance Center of Westchester is able to provide services to individuals of all ages regardless of ability to pay, insurance or residence.

The court liaison position will be responsible for working with courts, probation and juvenile justice system to coordinate referrals to TGCW’s CCBHC.

Attend court hearings in New Rochelle, Mount Vernon and Yonkers to identify individuals who need behavioral health support.

Conduct screening interviews with eligible defendants and inform them about TGCW program services.

Conduct outreach to criminal court judges and County TASC (alternative to incarceration) to ensure they are familiar with program services and program outcomes to support our advocacy efforts.

Assist as needed in providing program participation information to the court.

Enter screening and intake information into electronic health record.

Provide motivational interventions to individuals released to the program to ensure they complete the court mandate.

 

Qualifications:

BA, BSW, MSW and/or CASAC

1-2 years of work experience in behavioral health field

 

Skills / Knowledge Required:

Knowledge of the criminal justice system, court processes and alternative to incarceration services.

Experience conducting screening interviews.

Spanish speaking a plus.

 

Travel Requirements:

75% throughout Westchester as needed.

 

Hours: Part-time, 18 to 21 hours per week.

 

Salary: Commensurate with experience

 

POSITION:  Court Liaison

 

PROGRAM: Access Center

 

Duties and Responsibilities: The clinical team for The Guidance Center of Westchester’s Certified Community Behavioral Health Center (CCBHC) Access Center is responsible for providing…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Part Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

How to Apply

CONTACT PERSON:       Kismyth Shuler

                                           Kshuler@theguidancecenter.org

CONTACT PERSON:       Kismyth Shuler

                                           Kshuler@theguidancecenter.org

Location

256 Washington Street, Mount Vernon, NY 10553

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