Community Corrections Mental Health Technician – Sheriff’s Office

Website Crook County

Job Title: COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS MENTAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN

Department:  COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS DIVISION/SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Reports To: COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS LIEUTENANT

Salary:  $5,294.31 – $7,260.70 Monthly

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I.      Job Purpose: 

The Community Corrections Mental Health Technician will assist the Community Corrections and Jail divisions in the delivery of mental health services to the Justice Involved Population supervised by the Crook County Sheriff’s Office. The Community Corrections Mental Health Technician will complete risk assessments and crisis stabilization to adults in the custody of the Crook County Jail and persons on supervision with the Crook County Community Correction Division. The Community Corrections Mental Health Technician will collaborate with local mental health treatment providers to pass along important collateral information to assist in making correct mental health diagnoses. This position will also act as a liaison between local mental health providers and the Crook County Sheriff’s Office.  Work is performed in a combined work environment of office, field environment and jail environment.  The Community Corrections Mental Health Technician will provided direct services to Justice Involved Individuals in a one-on-one and in group settings. The Community Corrections mental Health Technician will also be a member of the Crook County Sheriff’s Wellness Council as a subject matter expert.  Employees in this position are expected to demonstrate a high level of commitment, professionalism and responsibility. This position does not require certification by the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).

• Number of Employees Reporting to This Position: 0

• Reporting Positions: none

II.        Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities: 

Direct offender services:

• Provides crisis assessment and intervention services in the Crook County Jail and on Community Corrections Clients.

• Gather information necessary to identify and assess risk factors for harm to self or others in the context of client’s current psycho-social state via interview with client and with consideration given to collateral information.

• Provide assessment and recommendations to treatment providers, Parole and Probation Deputies, and Jail medical staff.

• Provide information and facilitate linkage to mental health treatment and other social services.

• Facilitate group DBT/MRT sessions for Community Corrections population utilizing evidence based practices.

• Provide one-on-one case management services to Community Corrections Clients with mental health needs.

Reports and Record Management:

• Maintain Corrections Information System (CIS) records necessary to the effective operations of the program.

• Prepare and submit reports to the Court and Parole Board as required.

• Compile and maintain accurate and timely reports for the District Attorney and/or Courts.

• Prepare written notices for law enforcement agencies and the public.

• Enter and update data in the computer.

• Testify in Court or before the Grand Jury and participate in Morrissey Hearings as necessary.

III.      Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: 

• Ability and skill to communicate effectively.

• Ability and skill to gain cooperation of others.

• Ability and skill to learn and apply policies and procedures of the office.

• Ability to work with confidential data and reports regarding legal matters on a regular basis.

• Ability and skill to work with others and to contribute to a positive work environment.

• Ability to successfully complete a 12 month probationary period.

• Ability to push/pull objects, lift objects off the ground, from elevated surfaces and carry in excess of 20 pounds.

• Ability to sit for extended periods of time in a vehicle or at a desk.

• Ability to talk on the phone while using computer.

• Ability to read instructions, manuals and road signs.

• Ability to hear alarms, voice conversation, etc.

• Ability to routinely operate a vehicle.

• Must wear/use PPE when in any situation where exposure to biohazard is likely.

• Ability to use a computer keyboard and mouse.

• Work effectively with angry, hostile or upset offenders or citizens and maintain a calm demeanor.

• Able to make effective and appropriate decisions under times of stress.

• Cope with the physical effects of acute emotional personal stress (fear, anger, etc.).

• Cope with the physical effects of acute emotional stress of others.

IV.      Qualifications: 

• Must be credentialed as a QMHA at time of hire with a minimum of an associate’s degree in behavioral science (psychology, social work, or related field.)

• Minimum 21 years of age

• U.S. Citizen; or ability to obtain U.S. Citizenship within 18 months. (OAR 259-008-0010)

• Valid Oregon driver’s license by time of appointment.

• No criminal record or extensive traffic violation record.

• Must hold or be able to obtain LEDS Certification.

• Must be able to obtain a CJIS Security Clearance.

• Prior to or on date of hire:

o Able to complete a thorough employment and/or criminal history check.

o Able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug test (not required for all positions).

o Final candidates will be required to provide official proof of college degree and certified transcripts (not required for all positions).

IV. Position Details: 

• The duties outlined in this job description are not all inclusive and additional duties and tasks will be assigned as required.  Not all duties listed will be assigned to all employees in this classification.

• Position is subject to 24-hour call-back.

• Position has exposure to weapons or firearms, exposure to biohazards, driving at high speeds in all types of weather, and exposure to weather extremes.

• This position is subject to and shall subscribe to the Oath of Office and shall be subject to the laws, rules, policies and procedures of the Sheriff’s Office, the County and the State as they apply to all employees.

• Fair Labor Standards Classification: Non-Exempt

• Position is NOT part of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) and Association Representation does not apply; However, Salary Schedule, COLA increases, insurance benefits, PTO and Sick benefits, as well as retirement contributions shall be calculated using the same criteria as the terms outlined for CBA members.

• Crook County Sheriff’s Office is an equal opportunity employer

To apply for this job please visit crook-county.hiringthing.com.

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