Juvenile Justice Police & Community Liaison
Agency Name: Integrated Services of Kalamazoo
Agency Contact: Becky Gorton
- Position Type: Full Time
- Job Type: Permanent
- County: Kalamazoo
- Salary Range: $41,433 depending on degree & experience per Year
- Send applications to: https://pm.healthcaresource.com/CS/kcmh/#/job/722
- Please include your resume when applying.
Do you have a passion for improving the health of individuals receiving behavioral health services? 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 Juvenile Justice Police & Community Liaison!
What You Will Be Doing
Working as a Juvenile Justice Police and Community Liaison. you will partner with local police departments, families, and youth to divert youth from arrest. As a youth mental health specialist, you will link youth to behavioral health and community services. The youth will have multiple police contacts or who are at the arrest decision point with the goal to help divert youth age 10-14 from arrest and court involvement.
Our program focuses on following the youth arrest rate and reducing disparities in arrest rates. The position will operate within a collaborative team environment that includes mental health specialists, police, and community members to make a difference in the lives of Kalamazoo County residents. This is a grant funded position – grant funding ends 9/30/2023
What We Require
You will have a minimum of one to three years’ experience working with youth with serious emotional disturbance, substance use and/or co-occurring disorders. You will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, or a related field, Master’s degree preferred. A valid Michigan Motor Vehicle Operator’s license is required. Preferred Licensed Bachelors Social Work (LBSW) or Licensed Master’s Social Worker (LMSW).
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!
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.