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Works under general supervision of Manager of Shelby County Pretrial Services to plan, carry out, and evaluate staff activities; or to coordinate public policies, activities and programs of special emphasis.

$3,192.00 Monthly

1. Three (3) year's experience in the Mental Health Field (Psychology, Psychological field, Clinical Social Work or Mental Health Counseling or closely related field); and
2. Graduation from an accredited College or University with a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology, Social Work, Psychology or closely related field; or
3. Equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
1. Must possess a valid Tennessee Driver's License.
2. Must have daily access to an operable automobile and meet County standards of insurance upon date of employment.
3. Must be on call and available for field work, weekend, holiday and shift work.
1. Develops relationships with local criminal justice system, community services & mental health providers
2. Develops community resources and coordinate existing resources for adults with mental illness who are incarcerated in the local jails or at risk of incarceration.
3. Identify, screen and assess persons with mental illness & facilitate continuity of care while being held in jail.
4. Develops program plans and carry out specialized programs for clients.
5. Develops and coordinate plans for release from jail for adults with a serious mental illness that includes referral and linkage back into the community.
6. Works with other agencies, individuals, and groups in promoting welfare of clients in program.
7. Responsible for developing and collaborating with other agencies to develop linkage plans for clients.
8. Conduct follow-up activities with the persons when released from jail into community programs and services to insure successful integration into the community from incarceration.
9. Foster a better understanding of the needs and rights of persons with mental illness and the needs and requirements of the criminal justice system through education and training activities.
10. Identify barriers that prevent the success of the Project and develop plans on how the barriers can be reduced
11. Advocate for individuals with mental illness who are incarcerated or at risk of incarceration in the courts and in jail setting.
12. Submit quarterly reports on the activities of the Project using the reporting form developed by the Mental Health PAS B, in conjunction with TDMHDD staff.
13. Works with TDMHDD personnel to develop performance measures for the Project and ensure compliance.
14. The Mental Health Liaison shall work with TDMHDD personnel to plan for future community projects that will address criminal justice and mental health needs.
15. The Mental Health Liaison shall attend and participate in network meetings and training as scheduled by TDMHDD.
16. Performs other related duties as assigned.
1. Thorough knowledge of the criminal justice system.
2. Thorough knowledge of mental health systems procedures and provider agencies to assist the mentally ill.
3. Ability to work with mental health professionals to develop linkage plans for clients.
4. Ability to coordinate and direct activities of agencies associated with provision of services.
5. Ability to compile composite reports.
6. Ability to establish and maintain system of records.
7. Ability to exercise good judgment in evaluating situations.
8. Ability to make presentations.
9. Ability to cooperate and work with other departments and service providers.
10. Ability to deal with clients, co-workers and the public with courtesy and tact.
11. Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
201 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38103