|Title||Forensic District Coordinator|
|Company||State of Louisiana|
This vacancy is located in the Community Forensic Services Dept. at the Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System, Jackson, LA. ELMHS is the largest 24-hour, multi-site, state psychiatric complex, comprised or residential, outpatient and inpatient services.
The position may be filled as either a Probational or Job Appointment (open to all qualified applicants); a promotion (open to all statewide classified and Agency wide permanent status employees); by Detail to Special Duty; or as a part-time, temporary WAE. Current permanent status, classified employees may be required to accept a Probational appointed if selected. If filled as a Job Appointment, there is a possibility that this position may be converted to a Probational Appointment should funding become available.
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of work experience. An application may be considered incomplete if the work experience and education sections are not completed. Please list all work experience.
No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.
To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process by selecting the 'Applications' link after logging into their account.
For further information about this vacancy, please contact:
LDH- ELMHS Human Resources
Jackson, LA 70748
FUNCTION OF WORK:
To coordinate the community services program for forensic patients.
LEVEL OF WORK:
Broad review from a Forensic Community Services Supervisor or higher-level administrator.
LOCATION OF WORK:
Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Behavioral Health, Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System.
Differs from Forensic Community Services Supervisor by the absence of supervisory responsibility.
Conducts interviews and assessments on clients/patients incarcerated or in the community for pre-trial/hospital admission purposes.
Provides competency restoration services to pre-trial clients in a jail-based setting and/or within the community.
Attend court hearings with clients/patients, provide the courts with status reports on clients, and may be required to testify when needed.
Interacts continuously with the judicial system (judges, lawyers, etc.) by reporting client/patient progress/incidents throughout the Conditional Release/Supervised Probation Program.
Conducts visits to clients home in hazardous environments and to community-based group homes.
Writes and interprets reports such as court orders, status reviews, episode reports, etc.
Recommends clients/patients for orders of protective custody through law enforcement, a coroner's emergency certificate through the coroner's office, or physicians emergency certificate through the mental health provider, hospital emergency room, forensic consultant, etc. or for placement at Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System.
Clinically evaluates clients/patients on an ongoing basis for signs of mental illness, substance abuse, dangerous behaviors, etc.
Provides consultation and assistance regarding services for clients.
Develops plans for providing professional mental health services, medical services, housing, etc.
Confers and coordinates services with social, health, community, and correctional/criminal justice agencies throughout the region.
Travels throughout assigned region frequently and statewide occasionally to perform job duties.
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