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Forensic Behavioral Health Associate 

Description

Turning Point Community Programs is seeking a Forensic Behavioral Health Associate to work for our Providence Center Program embedded with the Nevada County Behavioral Health interdisciplinary team. Turning Point Community Programs (TPCP) provides integrated, cost-effective mental health services, employment and housing for adults, children and their families that promote recovery, independence and self-sufficiency. We are committed to innovative and high quality services that assist adults and children with psychiatric, emotional and/or developmental disabilities in achieving their goals. Turning Point Community Programs (TPCP) has offered a path to mental health and recovery since 1976. We help people in our community every single day – creating a better space for all types of people in need. Join our mission of offering hope, respect and support to our clients on their journey to mental health and wellness.

GENERAL PURPOSE

Under the administrative supervision of the Team Leader or Program Director as well as the assigned Nevada County Behavioral Health Supervisor, this position is responsible for providing psychosocial, rehabilitation and recovery-oriented services for adults as an embedded colleague of the Nevada County Behavioral Health interdisciplinary team.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This is an at-will direct service position within a program. The position is responsible for assisting and advocating for our members who are currently experiencing incarceration or have a history of multiple arrests.  Additional support in areas of referrals to community resources, information and education on substance use disorders and mental health issues, counseling and advocacy will be provided as needed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES – (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that could be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

  • Works as a TPCP Colleague embedded with Nevada County Behavioral Health team.
  • Advocates for members in all areas of treatment and helps them apply for and receive services; empowers members in meeting their goals.
  • Advocates for and assists members and their families in accessing and receiving mental health treatment, medical care, housing, food and clothing as indicated.
  • Supports individual service plans for each member.
  • Meets regularly with members at community-based sites, their residences, job sites, board and care facilities, skilled nursing facilities, jails, the crisis stabilization unit, hospitals/ERs, and/or other appropriate community field-based locations.
  • Consults with or meets regularly with the member’s family, care provider or other significant persons with member’s consent.
  • Provides prompt intervention in the event of a crisis both to stop the crisis and to notify, when indicated, persons and agencies necessary for the resolution of the crisis.
  • Assists in establishing member’s eligibility for Medi-Cal or other benefits and advocates for continuation of benefits when appropriate or refers individuals to the appropriate community partner to do so.
  • Interacts productively within the team in order to provide holistic case management services to an identified group of members.
  • Provides “on-the-spot” counseling that is both helpful to the members and consistent with the philosophy of the program.
  • Drives on program business using personal vehicle for the purposes of medication outreach, home visits, transporting members to appointments/activities, community/county meetings/trainings, court, and other locations as needed.
  • Attends to the safety, health, and wellbeing of members.
  • Completes paperwork as assigned in a timely manner and maintains data collection standards as designated.
  • Keeps all other involved staff and agencies informed of the member’s progress.

Knowledge Of:

  • Principles and goals of community mental health.
  • Principles and goals of the “self-help model.”
  • Principles and goals of the “consumer-driven model.”
  • Principles and goals of the “harm reduction model.”
  • Principles, techniques and trends in counseling, psychotherapy, clinical case management, and various treatment modalities.
  • Psychosocial rehabilitation’s treatment and programming.

Ability To:

  • Work and communicate with staff, members, families, community agencies and professionals.
  • Perform crisis intervention strategies.
  • Work effectively under stress and conflict.
  • Exercise appropriate judgment and decision-making.
  • Be flexible and adaptable in any given situation. 
  • Work as a member of a team.
  • Work under time deadlines and pressures.
  • Work with minimal supervision.

Schedule: Monday - Friday

 
Position Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES

Education, Training and Experience:

A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is through graduation from a four (4) year college or university with Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field and four years varied experience as a provider of mental health services or Associate Arts Degree and six years of full time/equivalent (FTE) direct care experience in a behavioral health setting. At least two of the six years must be post AA experience. Minimum 1 Year experience in Forensic Mental Health or Criminal Justice required. Experience with Substance Use/Co-Occurring Disorders preferred.

Licenses; Certificates; Special Requirements:

  • California driver’s license & current vehicle insurance/registration if driving; and,
  • Reliable means of transportation capable of passing vehicle safety inspection if more than five years old excluding all modes of two-wheeled transport inclusive of bicycles, mopeds and motorcycles
 
 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 4/20/2021  
Location Providence Center  
EOE Statement We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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