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Emergency Mental Health Jail Clinician

Agency Name: Integrated Services of Kalamazoo

Agency Contact: Andrea Bedard

  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • County: Kalamazoo
  • Salary Range: Minimum Starting Salary: $21.91/hr - $26.70/hr Commensurate with education & experience per Hour
  • Send applications to: www.iskzoo.org/careers
  • Please include your resume when applying.

Do you have a passion for working with individuals involved in the criminal justice system? Would you like to be a valuable member of a diversity driven, mission-minded team that impacts our community? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to work as a full-time Emergency Mental Health Jail Clinician!

What You Will Be Doing
Working as an Emergency Mental Health Jail Clinician, you will be responsible for completing screenings on individuals while they are incarcerated in the Kalamazoo County Jail. These screenings including suicide risk assessments, evaluation for hospitalization or other crisis services, planning and coordinating reentry services from the jail to the community, and coordinating services with primary human service providers as well as criminal justice professionals. The candidate will work primarily in the Kalamazoo County Jail and occasionally in emergency settings including emergency rooms, crisis housing, homeless shelters as well as other community-based settings. The candidate must be willing to work varying hours – requiring some night and weekend hours. The candidate must also be well versed in Recovery Philosophy and application of Peer Supportive Systems of care.

What We Require
Bachelor’s degree in Social Work required, Master’s preferred. Minimum of two years’ experience in clinical settings working with target population and extensive knowledge of the DSM IV diagnostic criteria, co-occurring disorders, substance use disorders, evidence-based and promising practice interventions, and familiarity with psychotropic medications, experience with involuntary hospitalization procedures and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Lived experiences with behavioral health issues are desired. Advanced computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, database management and e-mail. Preferred licenses: Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), Limited License Psychologist (LLP), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Registered Nurse (RN) and valid Michigan Motor Vehicle Operator’s license. Will consider limited or a License Bachelor’s Social Worker with relevant experience.

Why Work For ISK
Because we make a difference in the lives of the individuals we serve in the Kalamazoo community every day. You will have the opportunity to work with amazing co-workers in an environment that values diversity, inclusion, work/life balance and encourages ongoing education for professional development.

We also offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, with some of the best retirement plans in southwest Michigan. You will also enjoy 12 paid holidays, 23 days of PTO and the opportunity to earn additional PTO hours for participating in our wellness program! Kalamazoo is the home of the Kalamazoo Promise!

Who We Are
Integrated Services of Kalamazoo (ISK) has been delivering quality services and programs to improve the lives of those we serve for over 30 years. ISK works with youth, families, and adults with mental illnesses, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and substance use disorders to help them succeed. We provide welcoming and diverse community partnerships which collaborate and share resources to support individuals and families to be successful and achieve their goals in a trauma-informed environment.

Come Join Us!
Individuals of diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds along with bilingual candidates are invited to apply. ISK is an equal opportunity employer that encourages diversity and inclusion among its workforce. ISK fomenta la diversidad y la inclusión.

We look forward to meeting you! Apply online at www.iskzoo.org/careers

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:
Physical Efforts – Job demands include prolonged sitting and standing as appropriate. May occasionally require light lifting up to 25 pounds, stooping, kneeling, crouching, or bending as appropriate. Requires coordination of hands and/or eye/hand/foot.

Working Conditions – Office environment with noise from computers, copy machine, and telephones. Use of computer for periods in excess of 30 minutes at a time. Possible eyestrain from extended periods of viewing computer screen. Repetitive use of mouse and keyboard for long periods of time. May be exposed to bloodborne pathogens, infectious diseases, and parasites. Travel throughout the Kalamazoo area is required.

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