The Waterville Police Department is looking to fill a new Mental Health Liaison Worker position. If you enjoy working within a constant changing multi-tasking environment, this may be the position for you. The candidate will be a trained mental health and/or social services worker embedded in the police department, able to provide intervention, education, outreach, and case management. The Liaison Worker will function independently and as a conduit between Waterville residents and treatment services or facilities. The Liaison Worker will represent the Police Department in multiple settings under the direction of a Police Supervisor.
The duties will include intervention, referral, advocacy, and facilitation of services in partnership with the Police Department, collaborating with individuals known to have mental illness and their families. Co-respond with Officers to calls concerning mental health issues to evaluate needs. The Liaison Worker will also work in partnership with the department’s Operation H.O.P.E. Program to provide intervention and treatment for those suffering from co-occurring disorders such as substance use disorders and mental illness. This position will provide training and education to law enforcement and the community regarding mental health resources available in the region and has a clear understanding of the provisions of HIPAA and 42, CFR Part 2, (42 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 2: Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records).
The ideal candidate will hold a bachelor's degree in social work, social science, behavioral/mental health, psychology, or related field. Master's degree is preferred. Must be license eligible to obtain a State of Maine license of LCPC, LCPC-C, or LCSW. Minimum of two (2) years of experience working with individuals who have mental health issues. Any equivalent combination of education, training, or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities will be considered. The City of Waterville offers a comprehensive benefit package and competitive wages. Resumes and applications will be accepted at the Waterville Police Department, 10 Colby Street, Waterville, ME 04901 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org until the position is filled.
The City of Waterville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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