Diversion Liaison (Aso Correctional Couns L II), Correctional Health Services **Tuesday to Saturday (8am-4pm) Job in NYC Health + Hospitals

About NYC Health + Hospitals

NYC Health + Hospitals is the largest municipal health care system in the nation. We are a network of 11 hospitals, trauma centers, neighborhood health centers, nursing homes, and post-acute care centers. We are a home care agency and a health plan, MetroPlus. Our health system provides essential services to 1.4 million New Yorkers every year in more than 70 locations across the city’s five boroughs. Our diverse workforce of more than 42,000 employees are uniquely focused on empowering New Yorkers, without exception, to live the healthiest life possible. Visit us at https://www.nychealthandhospitals.org and stay connected on https://www.facebook.com/NYCHealthSystem nycHHC or Twitter@hhcnyc.

NYC Health + Hospitals is also home to Correctional Health Services, one of the nation’s leading correctional health care systems in quality of, and innovations and access to care. In-jail services include medical, mental health, nursing, substance use treatment, social work, dental and vision care, discharge planning, and reentry support. In addition to providing direct patient care in the jails, CHS conducts enhanced pre-arraignment screening and forensic psychiatric examinations; and leverages the resources of the Health + Hospitals system to help discharged patients successfully return to their communities. CHS is also a pivotal partner in New York City’s criminal justice reform efforts. Our workforce is comprised of more than 1,500 dedicated professionals, with locations in all five boroughs and on Rikers Island.

Job Description

Responsibilities Include:

Coordinate with Health + Hospitals clinical staff based in EPASU, community treatment providers and public defense agencies to identify clients who are appropriate for behavioral health diversion and serve as a liaison between the EPASU, community providers and public defense agencies.
When applicable, gather historical behavioral health information via the jail based electronic health record (EHR).
Engage clients in a brief Interview to gather more detailed information about current or past treatment (or the desire for treatment), the individual’s housing or homelessness status, and a variety of other psychosocial indicators.
Explain and obtain informed consent to share information with the client’s defense counsel for the purposes of advocacy in their case.
Prepare and deliver summaries of relevant behavioral health information for use by public defense counsel.
Assist in collecting data to inform an evolving diversion model and program evaluation.
Coordinate programs and activities to increase behavioral health connections in the community for the individuals seen in EPASU.
Other tasks as required, such as floating to other boroughs when needed.

Department Preferences:

Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.
Strong management, analytical, and organizational skills.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively with other disciplines.
Knowledge of landscape mental health services and alternative to incarceration programs in New York City.

Qualification Requirements:
A Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Forensic Psychology, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Social Work, Public Administration or an approved related program and seven years of progressively responsible experience in planning, inter-organizational relationships, or related administrative or managerial functions; or
A Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited college or university and eight years of progressively responsible experience in health and medical service administration, public administration, personnel and labor relations, finance or appropriate functional discipline with an emphasis on planning, liaison and inter-organizational relationships, or related administrative or managerial functions; or,
A satisfactory equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
At least one year of experience working in a behavioral health program, correctional setting, or alternative to incarceration program
Experience successfully managing multiple projects and/ or
Strong interpersonal, management, analytical, and organizational skills
An equivalent and satisfactory combination of education and experience may be considered.

Minimum Qualifications

1. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and five (5) years of satisfactory full-time experience providing direct counseling, guidance, crisis-intervention or informational and referral services to inmates of a correctional facility, substance abusers or a similar client population; or
2. Education and experience equivalent to “1” above. Thirty (30) semester credits from an accredited college will be considered equivalent to one (1) year of the required experience. However, all candidates must have a four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and at least two (2) years of experience as described in “1” above.

How To Apply

Please be advised that proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required prior to hire.
If you wish to apply for this position, please apply online by clicking the “Apply Now” button or mail your resume, noting the above Job ID #, to: NYC Health + Hospitals / Correctional Health Services
Talent Acquisition
Human Resources Department 55 Water Street, 18th Floor New York, NY 10041 Attn: Talent Acquisition
If applying online, please include your cover letter in the same file attachment with your uploaded resume.

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