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Company: WestCare
Location: Key West
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Description

Summary:

Provide forensic case management to ensure mental health, substance abuse, and ancillary services are provided to individuals charged with felony offenses that have been committed or may be at risk of commitment to the Department of Children and Families. Provide forensic case management to ensure such individuals are diverted from the criminal justice system into community based treatment

**_Illustrative Duties and Performance Responsibilities:_**

* Provide a minimum of 115 hours of service for assigned clients each month. * Refer incarcerated individuals to short-term residential treatment facilities. * Complete client interview and submit written findings and recommendations to referral source * Coordinate admission with residential treatment facilities and Monroe County Jail * Coordinate services and provide the court with routine progress reports as required by the conditional release order. * Coordinate diversion plans of individuals charged with felonies in the Monroe County Jail who are at risk of commitment to the Department of Children and Families, but who may be diverted to the community by the forensic team. * Coordinate the provision of mental health treatment, competency restoration training, residential care or housing with supervision, medical and auxiliary services if appropriate, case management and monitoring of individuals who are being diverted from commitment to the Department of Children and Families. * Attend court hearings, obtain conditional release orders and ensure individuals are monitored in the community in accordance with the terms of the conditional release order. * Coordinate discharge planning activities for forensic clients at state treatment facilities * Participate in treatment team, and discharge planning meetings for forensic clients at state treatment facilities. * Develop and submit conditional release plans to state treatment facilities and to the committing court. * Attend court hearings in the cases of individuals being discharged from the state treatment facilities and ensure effective linkage to service continuum. * Ensure monitoring of individuals on conditional release order in Monroe County, including individuals transferred into the counties from other circuits. * Ensure individuals on conditional release order and monitored in accordance with the court order and to ensure compliance with the order and department rules. * Ensure committing court is immediately notified by phone and in writing of any deviations from the conditional release order * Ensure review of required monthly monitoring reports in order to intervene in problematic situations, to provide alternative treatment modalities when necessary, and to identify trends and issues that illustrate opportunities for improvement in service delivery

# Qualifications

Bachelor Degree in a Social Science field. Experience in an out-patient or in-patient clinical setting. Command of the English language.

**_Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:_** Develop and maintain client rapport; maintain a current knowledge of community social referral sources; maintain an active and up-to-date knowledge of Medicaid/Medicare and Social Security disability application procedures.

*WestCare is an Equal Opportunity Drug Free Work Place Employer. Employment at WestCare is contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment drug test, pre-employment physical and criminal background check.*

*Job Location:* Key West - 1205 4th - Key West, FL

*Position Type:* Full Time

*Education Level:* 4 Year Degree

*Salary Range:* $18.03 Hourly

*Job Category:* Nonprofit - Social Services

Keywords: WestCare, Key West , Careers, Other , Key West, Florida

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