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Job: Community Behavioral Health Liaison Level 1 or 2

Title Community Behavioral Health Liaison Level 1 or 2
Start Date 2017-11-21
Location Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Job Information

The Community Behavioral Health Liaison (CBHL) is responsible for the coordination of services for individuals with behavioral health needs who have come to the attention of the justice system through law enforcement, courts, and/or jail personnel. The clientele served have complex mental health and/or substance use needs that are either unmet or are poorly coordinated. The CBHL is a part of a person-centered integration team and works with local systems to coordinate care for individuals experiencing behavioral health crises.

Qualifications for Level 2:

Master’s degree or higher in psychology, social work, counseling, or related behavioral health field and be an experienced, qualified mental health professional (QMHP), or qualified addiction professional (QAP) who is:

  • trained in assessment and crisis intervention
  • knowledgeable about the local system of care, including but not limited to the operation of the community providers, the ACI system, inpatient psychiatric resources, civil commitment procedures, and guardianship laws
  • knowledgeable about behavioral health disorders and co-occurring disorders
  • proficient in public speaking and experienced in delivering professional training

Qualifications for Level 1:

Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, counseling, or related behavioral health field, with one year of experience who is:

  • trained in crisis intervention
  • knowledgeable about the local system of care, including but not limited to the operation of the community providers, the ACI system, inpatient psychiatric resources, civil commitment procedures, and guardianship laws
  • knowledgeable about behavioral health disorders and co-occurring disorders
  • proficient in public speaking and experienced in delivering professional training
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