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- Work alongside police officers in the community providing emergency on-scene assessments of individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis.
- Evaluate individuals for diversionary levels of care, provide follow-up assessments, and provide short-term intensive crisis intervention.
- Provide supportive services essential for effective outreach and response on individual, family, and community level.
- Plan and execute programs designed to support and educate the community and individuals around mental health, substance abuse, and other areas of need/concern.
- Attend roll call, assist in police training, work with Town departments, and attend community meetings.
- Cultivate and promote a close working relationship among all department personnel to create the highest level of productivity and effectiveness.
- Maintain network of community partners and other town constituencies, provide resources and/or assistance to other departments.
- Maintain accurate client records in accordance with regulatory, and agency standards. Complete all related paperwork and reports.
Mental Health Clinician, Part Time
Location: Town of Burlington
The Burlington Police Department is looking for a Mental Health Clinician to work alongside Police Officers in the community by providing mental health programs and services for the community and assist in other activities as needed.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Clinical Master’s degree and licensed professional (LICSW, LCSW, LMHC) preferred or license-eligible depending on experience; emergency services experience preferred; in-depth knowledge of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 123 and its applications preferred; extensive knowledge of DSM V preferred. Experience working with those impacted by the opioid epidemic and harm reduction model. Excellent interpersonal, communication, judgment, and organizational skills required. Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation required to travel to residences within Town, as well as organizations within and outside of Burlington.
Hours are primarily weekdays with some nights and weekend work, up to 19 hours per week. Salary is $36.00 per hour, and does not participate in the Town-benefits program. This position is available immediately and will extend for a maximum of 2 ½ years subject to grant funding.
Please note: MA General Laws mandate that any individual having direct contact at any time with either children or senior citizens be subject to CORI screening by the Criminal History Systems Board. Any conditional offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory CORI results.
Methods to apply for this position:
Click on the Apply Now button below (preferred)
Send letter of interest, resume, and application to:
Joanne M. Faust, SPHR
Human Resources Director
Town of Burlington
29 Center Street
Burlington, MA 01803
The Town of Burlington is an Equal Opportunity Employer