Senior Social Worker, New Castle County Division of Police Behavioral Health Unit
ChristianaCare Health System
Location: Newark, Delaware
Mental Health/Social Services
Internal Number: JR69473
Christiana is hiring a Senior Social Worker to support the New Castle Country Division of Police Behavioral Health Unit.
You will serve as a liaison among providers, hospitals, peer counselors, and people seeking treatment for and addressing theirmental health needs.
This is a full-time position.
Four 10-hour shifts (8a - 6p)
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Ride along, at least 30 hours a week with an identified officer to assist the NCCPD with alleviating crisis situations and coordinating the transfer of services to a qualified mental health individual once the crisis is resolved.
Develop, coordinate, and implement plans to address the needs of those with mental illness or dual diagnosis of mental illness and substance use disorderwho experiencing a crisis.
Document on forms and the newly integrated case management database the services provided.
Provide mental health services and clinical responsibilities consistent with education, training and professional experience.
Complete mental health assessments in format required by the facility for offenders referred based on intake process, staff referral or offender self-referral.
Collaborate withstakeholders: Delaware Division of Substances Abuse and Mental Health (DSAM), Northeast Treatment Center (NET DETOX), Delaware Department of Justice, and Liberty HIDTA (formally the Philadelphia/Camden High Intensity Drug Trafficking area).
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Master's degree in a recognized mental health field.
An LPC or LCSW is preferred.
CADC/CAADC certification is preferred but not required.
A minimum of five years or more of experience in the field.
Background in addiction treatment, outreach, re-engagement, and understanding of law enforcement policy and procedures.
Must have flexibility to work a rotating shift and assist with covering on-call responsibilities.
Must submit weekly invoice for hours completed.
Must comply with all security regulations and directives of the NCCPD.
This position is grant funded; continuation of this position is contingent upon the grant being renewed.
ChristianaCare Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are ...positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.