Title Forensic District Coordinator
Date 2020
Company State of Louisiana
City Jackson

Short Description :

Licensed Masters Social Worker LMSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker LCSW or Certified Social Worker CSW will substitute for one year of the required professional level experience ELMHS is the largest 24hour, multisite, state psychiatric complex, ,…

Full Description :

Supplemental Information

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:
Brian Haines
LDH- ELMHS Human Resources
Jackson, LA 70748

A master's degree in psychology; social work; sociology; counseling; health services; hospital, public, health care or mental health administration; nursing; criminal justice; public health; education with a concentration in psychology or counseling; special education; plus four years of professional level experience providing mental health treatment.
Licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Master's Social Worker (LMSW), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Certified Social Worker (CSW) will substitute for one year of the required professional level experience.
A Juris Doctorate will substitute for one year of the required professional level experience.
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Job Concepts

To coordinate the community services program for forensic patients.
Broad review from a Forensic Community Services Supervisor or higher-level administrator.
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.

Examples of Work

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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