CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL SR

US Government, Juvenile Probation

This job is at pay grade C12, effective 10/01/2022.

Clinical Mental Health Professionals manage staff of mental health professionals who provide direct intervention services to youth involved with Travis County Juvenile Probation, both within a residential and community setting. They develop, implement and manage goals, objectives, activities and schedules related to screening, assessing, monitoring and providing treatment to juveniles. They manage operations, recommend and initiate changes in procedures, protocols and policies. They oversees clinical supervision, licensure of staff and quality assurance of program area.

Works with clinical autonomy and provides clinical services to youth involved with Travis County Juvenile Probation Department who may exhibit behavioral issues and/or mental health symptoms and/or substance use symptoms. May work within Assessment Services OR within Treatment Services providing one or more of the following functions: facilitation of psychoeducational therapeutic groups, working on multidisciplinary teams to develop treatment plans, conducting mental health and substance use assessments and producing forensic reports, providing individual and family counseling, providing crisis interventions and other therapeutic services identified by direct supervisor. 
 
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:
 
This is the second in a series of three (3) Clinical Mental Health Professional job classifications within the Social Services job family and provides professional mental health services to inmates incarcerated in the Travis County Jail. This classification is distinguished from other Correctional Mental Health Professionals in that activities are conducted with clinical autonomy. This classification requires work in a secure facility with inmates, who have serious mental health illnesses and requires a flexible schedule in order to meet the needs of the department.
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