US Government, Colorado Department of Human Services

This position is open only to current Colorado state residents.

Most State of Colorado employees are eligible for a great benefit package! Please see the Supplemental Information section below for details!

Located within the Colorado Department of Human Services, the Office of Civil and Forensic Mental Health (OCFMH) is responsible for policy development, service provision and coordination, program monitoring and evaluation, and administrative oversight of the public behavioral health system.  OCFMH funds, supports, and monitors numerous mental health and substance abuse community programs and providers. OCFMH also operates the Colorado Mental Health Hospitals at Fort Logan and Pueblo and the Forensic Services Division. OCFMH executes the States’ federal responsibilities as the State Mental Health Authority and State Substance Abuse Authority for the purposes of administering federal mental health and substance abuse block grant funds.

The Forensic Services Division is responsible for six departments including Forensic Community Based Services (FCBS), Jail Based Evaluation and Restoration (JBR), Outpatient Restoration (OPR), the Forensic Support Team (FST), the  Court Services Department, and the Operations Department.

The JBR Program exists to serve as the only program to provide jail-based competency restoration services for individuals found incompetent to proceed by the courts and ordered to undergo restoration treatment for the State of Colorado. The program additionally provides treatment to those individuals ordered by the courts to undergo an initial evaluation of competency. The Jail Based Restoration Program serves as the State expert on restoration and competency in a jail-based setting and collaborates with numerous other entities and governmental agencies to ensure best practices in admissions across the State, best practices in competency restoration treatment, and continuity of care and follow up care for individuals discharging from the program. In addition, the Jail-Based Restoration Department provides oversight to contracted private hospital programs. The team coordinates admissions for inpatient competency, mental condition, and sanity evaluations as appropriate to occur at one of the settings the team oversees.

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