IN THE FRANKLIN COUNTY
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS
DIVISION OF DOMESTIC RELATIONS
AND JUVENILE BRANCH
NOTICE OF JOB VACANCY


TITLE OF POSITION:


Crisis Counselor - Juvenile Detention Center

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:


Unit Life Manager

NORMAL WORKING HOURS:


Varies

STARTING SALARY:


$21.34 per hour. Position is subject to a probationary period of 180 days. Successful completion of the probationary period is NOT a guarantee of continued employment. Employment continues at the pleasure of a majority of the judges.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:


Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred not required) in Social Work or a related human service field and two years’ experience working with youth and families. LSW, LISW required .

Position Control Number:


46

JOB DUTIES
Conducts mental health crisis and assessment services on youth in the Juvenile Detention Center to determine suicidal ideations and lethality.
. Assigns suicidal risk status as determined by assessment and the JDC suicide policy.
. Provides crisis intervention service to youth experiencing emotional crises.
. Assists in emotional and mental stabilization of mental health youth by providing various coping strategies.
. Engages and deescalates youth in a professional and effective manner to assist with safety and security.
. Utilizes the DSM IV assessment language for identification of youth with mental health needs.
. Participates in team meetings with Unit and Medical staff to develop appropriate plans for managing crisis-oriented youth.
. Conducts individual and family counseling for crisis-oriented youth.
. Implements problem-solving techniques and risk management to youth with suicidal tendencies.
. Applies specialized knowledge of youth behaviors to assist with improving and restoring their capacity for coping and social functioning.
. Responds to emergency situations, especially for suicide intervention to assist youth in crisis.
. Prepares adequate, accurate and timely documentation as required.
. Conducts reassessments of youth determined by risk assessment for suicide as assigned daily.
. Communicates information to the Court regarding youth assessments as required and requested.
. Recognizes changes in youth mental, behavioral and physical status to assist in prevention of a crisis situation.
. Coordinates information for assessment and mental stabilization of youth with various agency representatives.
. Participates in team meetings as a part of Unit Management as required by Court Policy and best practices.
. Maintains compliance with best practice Health Care Standards and Court policy D4C-17, Suicide Prevention Response.
. Maintains compliance with Court Policy in regard to Counseling, Access to Mental Health Services and Counseling for Pregnant Youth.
. Daily retrieves the conference request slips from all the Units and facilitate contact with probation staff, FCCS workers, DYS Parole staff, Parents, counselors, School, Medical, Mental Health staff and Attorneys. Respond to conference request slip within a 24-hour period during the workweek. Log and track all contacts and attempts on the conference form, place the completed form in the youth's permanent file.
. Communicates recommendations made by medical or mental health staff to the court and facilitate orders of the court pertaining to the management of youth needs.
. Provides intervention and/or counseling in crisis situations; acts as liaison between youth, his family, probation officer, FCCS, schools, ECT.
. Maintains compliance with best practice standards regarding Assessments, Testing, Conference Slips, Assessments/MRDD, Pregnancy Support and Information sharing.

It is the policy of The Court to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic predisposition or carrier status, military or veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established by law. The Court prohibits discrimination and maintains a strict disciplinary policy, up-to and including termination for violations of the EEO policy.

POSTING PERIOD:



APPLICATION DEADLINE:


07/15/2014 at 05:00 PM

CONTACT PERSON:


Nakeissah Hammond



Franklin County Court of Common Pleas
Division of Domestic Relations and Juvenile Branch
373 South High Street, 6th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Telephone:



Fax:


614-525-2230

E-mail:


nakeissah_hammond@fccourts.org