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Crisis Intervention Specialist

Location : Ocala
Job Type : Regular
Reference Code : 11417605
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 2
Required Education : Bachelor's Degree
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :
The Crisis Intervention Specialist is trained in crisis intervention and will respond to assist deputies on calls involving mental health issues, substance abuse, domestic violence, homeless persons, and elder affairs.The Crisis Intervention Specialist is specially trained to identify persons with mental health illnesses, providing compassionate field intervention, provide information to locate appropriate placement, and coordinated follow-ups. In addition, team members provide safety information to the law enforcement community regarding mental health issues and serve as a Sheriffs Office liaison to the providers of crisis intervention services.

Examples Of Duties:

A. Abide by the " Sheriff's Office Code of Ethics".

B. Perform crisis intervention at the scene for victims of violent crimes (including survivors of suicide and homicide incidents) on a 24-hour a day basis.

C. Provide support and assistance to deputies, crisis negotiators, and S.W.A.T. members thatinvolve crisis intervention.

D.Maintain contact and open communications with the victim, family and/or friends on scene

E. Provide emotional support and follow-up contact with the victims

F. Provide basic information regarding court process, victims rights and various aspects of victimization.

G. Attend patrol and detective briefings.

H. Work in conjunction and maintain open communication with the criminal justice community, mental health, substance abuse and social service agencies, with consent of the victim and/or witness to provide continuity in the handling of each case.

I. Provide information and referrals for services to appropriate agencies and organizations.

J. Provide information to victims and/or witnesses about available assistance during preliminary investigations, such as compensation programs and emergency financial assistance.Assist in the replacement of personal identification cards upon request, if possible.

K. Assist victims of domestic violence in obtaining emergency shelter, protective orders forinjunction and follow up to provide information for safety plans.

L. Provide periodic crisis intervention training to members of law enforcement.

M. Provide information to responding officers that will allow them to make practical decisions onpersons known to have mental illness,

N. Assist law enforcement officers with death notifications as requested.

O. Offer assistance services to Agency employees and their families following line-of duty deaths or serious injury. Also assist employees when they have a death in their family, when appropriate.

P. Provide victims and/or witnesses with the case number and telephone number(s) that may be used to report additional information about their case or to receive information about the status of their case, when requested.

Q. Assist in initial interviews and interactions between the victim and the investigating officers when requested.

R. On a daily basis, review all domestic violence cases for possible follow-up and be responsible for furnishing a copy to the Rape Crisis/Spouse Abuse Center as outlined in F.S.S. 741.29 within 24 hours of receipt.

S. Be alert for conditions or situations which inhibit efficient operation of the Agency or Watch Command Bureau, and make recommendations for solutions.

T. Perform any additional duties that may be required by the Sheriff or through necessity of situations.

Required Qualifications :

Masters or Bachelors degree in behavioral science, and at least two years work experience dealing with persons with mental illnesses, substance abuse or with similar human service needs.

Be familiar with laws and procedures pertaining to the Baker Act, Marchman Act and mental health treatment.

Effective communication and documentation skills are essential.

Ability to follow instructions with minimal supervision.

Ability to handle confidential matters without compromising confidentiality.

Ability to organize own work.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by the position.

Ability to work harmoniously with the public and Agency personnel.

Maintain a valid Florida drivers license for travel requirements.

Job Task Break Down:

  • 10% Courtroom testimony

  • 50% Training

  • 50% Administration, report writing and reviews domestic violence cases

  • 50% Assists law enforcement

  • 100% Reviews all Domestic Violence cases daily

Annual Salary: $58,781.83
Skills :
Case Management Conflict Resolution Counseling crisis counseling Crisis Management Interviewing
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