Diversion Services Coordinator
The incumbent of this position is responsible for the development, coordination, implementation and maintenance of mobile crisis response services within all jurisdictions served by the agency. The incumbent in this position supervises Mobile Crisis Response. The incumbent maintains effective relationships with courts, law enforcement, medical, and other human service agencies, as well as coordinates training and consultation with crisis staff.
ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
• Extensive knowledge of child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric psychopathology, assessment, and appropriate treatment modalities.
• Clinical populations involving co-occurring substance use disorders, ID/DD and ASD.
• Crisis intervention theory, techniques and their application to individuals in crisis.
• Working knowledge of community systems, resources, and inter-agency networking.
• Program management, and clinical supervision as indicated by VA Department of Health Professions.
• VA Code requirements as they relate to legal/judicial procedures involving the provision of emergency services.
Abilities: Demonstrated ability: to develop, manage, operate and supervise staff, programs and facilities; to coordinate and maintain effective relationships with referring agencies; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; to accurately prepare written reports and summaries; to successfully mediate and resolve conflicts and disputes; to maintain
sound clinical judgment and decision making in crisis situations; and to work effectively with others in a leadership role.
• May be exposed to clients with infectious diseases;
• Must be able to drive for long periods of time to service the needs of clients, attend meetings, etc.;
• Must be able to walk distances, climb and descend stairs, maneuver in and out of agency vehicles;
• Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer; and
• Must be able to lift/push/pull up to 25 pounds at times.
Requires active licensure as LCSW or LPC in state of Virginia and two years of post-masters experience working in emergency services or with persons with serious mental illness. Requires progressively responsible clinical, supervisory, and managerial experience in the provision of diversionary services in various treatment modalities and environments. Must possess a valid Driver’s License, good driving record and the ability to provide own transportation.