Correct Care Solutions Forensic Liaison in Pembroke Pines, Florida

Overview

Our Forensic Liaison provides assessment, treatment, and discharge planning for forensic persons served (PS). In addition, he/she coordinates care and discharge planning within the hospital (between the forensic service and treatment team) and between the hospital and the courts, community forensic teams, case managers, and other community stakeholders.

Qualifications

Education:

  • Bachelor Degree in social work, criminal justice or mental health counseling is required

Experience:

  • Must have knowledge of the DSM-5 and community resources

  • Two (2) years of experience with the severe and persistent mentally ill

  • Three (3) years of experience working with the court systems and personnel

  • Ability to implement intervention strategies based upon analysis of information from verbal, non-verbal, collateral and narrative resources

  • Experience in ethical decision making and utilizing strengths based clinical practices with individuals and groups

  • Ability to engage, maintain and appropriately terminate helping relationships with diverse client groups

  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written

  • High degree of empathetic listening, tact and kindness toward others

  • Ability to work well under pressure, be flexible, be detail oriented, adapt and respond to changing situations

Licenses/Certifications:

  • None required

Responsibilities

  1. Independently coordinates all aspects of forensic and Mosher discharges. Coordinates conference call with forensic coordinators and specialist when forensic patient/Mosher cases are discharge-ready. Develops and implements, in conjunction with the unit social worker, interventions to address barriers to discharge.

  2. Develops and maintains effective working relationships with state attorneys, public defenders, court liaison offices, forensic specialists and coordinators, community case managers and Community Mental Health Center supervisory staff. Attends monthly district tracking meetings with Department of Children and Families Substance Abuse and Mental Health District Coordinators.

  3. Effectively communicates with the treatment team, families, and guardians. Consistently attends and represents clinical needs of PS during community meetings and treatment team meetings. Advocates and negotiates with internal and external statewide systems on behalf of patient consistent with professional conduct and standards.

  4. Independently provides crisis intervention and assists families in understanding the complexities of mental illness and forensic issues. Provides group (e.g., Managing Your Risk Group) and family therapeutic interventions in accordance with forensic and Mosher individual's recovery plan objectives and needs. Makes professional judgments of clinical and psychosocial needs. Utilizes all patients contact as opportunities for empowering therapeutic interventions.

  5. Conducts professional assessments of structured community placements to determine if they meet the needs of the patient and the requirements of the court. Visits placements to determine if they are appropriate for forensic/Mosher patients and accompanies PS to court and to see placements.

  6. Cooperates with colleagues to serve the well-being of patients. Determines when consultation with colleagues is in the best interests of forensic patients based on best practices consultation.

  7. Maintains medical records in compliance with Performance Improvement, TJC, DCF, CMS, and hospital policies. Updates all discharge lists, documents all direct and collateral contacts into TIER. Develops Discharge Plans and Conditional Release Plans in an accurate and thorough manner.

  8. Works to improve hospital service delivery. Participates in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of performance improvement activities with forensic and Mosher populations.

  9. Educates self as to NGI, ITP, Mosher, Baker Act and other legal issues. Keeps current with developments in forensic clinical approaches. Independently promotes self-knowledge and professional growth by attending educational offerings, reviewing current literature. Maintains a sense of urgency and persistence about client service. Independently prioritizes assignments and workload on a continual basis.

  10. Is sensitive to cultural diversity issues, treats forensic/Mosher patient as an individual, and considers the culture of the patient when providing care, treatment and case coordination.

  11. Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may call for deviations.

  12. Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations.

  13. Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details.

  14. Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous basis.

  15. Perform other duties as assigned.

CCS is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer

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Job 18-50553

Location FL, Pembroke Pines

Facility South Florida State Hospital

Type Regular Full-Time

Shift Day