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Jail Diversion Coordinator & Therapist/ Behavioral Health Court Coordinator & Therapist

Center for Human Development, Inc. is seeking a Jail Diversion Coordinator & Therapist/ Behavioral Health Court Coordinator & Therapist who works with adults with a variety of diagnoses who are in jail or have recently been released.  The position is intended to help individuals maintain safely in the community by meeting with clients in the jail setting and at CHD. This position will assist in providing general oversight to Behavioral Health Court.

The Requirements
Master's Degree in a social science field required.

LCSW preferred or willingness to pursue. 

CADC or willingness to pursue certification.

Experience in MRT, forensic community based collaborative treatment desirable.

Excellent communication skills.

Knowledge of assessment and treatment planning.

Computer literacy.

Ability to work in a team environment.

Willing to perform occasional on call crisis duties.

Must possess a valid Oregon Driver’s license and be insurable for client service purposes, travel between business offices, and to attend required meeting and/or trainings. 

Must pass all criminal history check requirements as required by ORS 181.536-181.537 and in accordance with OAR 407-007-0200-407-007-0370 and drug screening.

Essential Job Functions
Must maintain punctual and regular work attendance.

Ongoing Program development for jail diversion.

Work with the steering committee regarding MH treatment court.

Coordinate and field referrals from jail staff, parole and probation

Work collaboratively with jail staff and community partners

Collaborate with circuit court for MH referrals

Assessment and screening of adults, and adolescents.

Provides individual, family and group therapy.

Facilitate group and individual therapy in the Union County Jail.

Coordinate and complete assessment and treatment planning for inmates in Oregon prisons prior to their release back into Union County.

Develop individual treatment plans.

Develop format and gather curriculum for specific population groups.

Participate on the Crisis Team rotation for back up of night time and day time crisis workers and holidays. 

Understand agency productivity requirements and comply as appropriate.

Pursue investigator or examiner certification unless currently certified

Comply with HIPAA, Code of Federal Regulations and all other applicable laws. 

Address and coordinate Aid and Assist needs.

The Company
CHD is a nonprofit corporation that is recognized statewide as an innovator. Join a self-directed team that has the capability to manage their own work and make decisions at the level of service to the customer.

The Area
Tired of the rat race? La Grande, Oregon is a small town in Eastern Oregon that offers fresh air, a strong community presence, virtually no traffic, and lots of outdoor recreation in the surrounding Blue Mountains.  Enjoy hiking, horseback and mountain bike trails, and ATV access at Mt. Emily Recreation Area, bird watching at Ladd Marsh, picnics along the Grande Ronde River, inland links style golf courses and more. Home of Eastern Oregon University.

The Benefits
Full time exempt position with attractive benefit package that includes paid time off, medical, dental, vision, life/AD&D insurance, long-term disability insurance, excellent retirement benefit with generous contribution to 401k after orientation, Professional Development Plan, paid renewal leave, annual employee appreciation picnics and dinners, Mental Health Days, gym discounts, and more. Qualified as a NHSC loan repayment site.

February 25, 2022

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Center for Human Development, Inc.
2301 Cove Avenue
La Grande, OR 97850
In order to receive government funding, the Center for Human Development, Inc. (CHD) is required by state and county policies to charge for services it provides to the public. However no one will be denied clinical services because of an inability to pay. CHD does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, national origin, family status, age or disability. For further information on this policy contact Human Relations, 541-962-8811 or TTY 1-800-735-2900 or 711.

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