Position:  Program Coordinator
Location:  Birmingham, AL
Job Id:  585
# of Openings:  0

Program Coordinator
Normal Work Hours/Days:    8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday; Varied  schedule dependent on job      responsibilities;  Hours may vary based on program need.  
* This employee participates on the J.B.S. "on-call" emergency back up system.  Required to carry "on-call" beeper.
Location: Forensic MOM Apartments
 
The position of Program Coordinator involves the supervision a 20-bed MOM Forensic Apartment Residential Care Facility with specialized services, and its staff, the implementation of programs, and the liaison activities between the program, community, and administrative staff. This position is a full-time employment of the Jefferson-Blount-St. Clair Mental Health Authority’s MI Residential Program working directly with consumers of the MI Residential Program who are involved in the Forensic system of the Alabama Department of Mental Health.
 
PRIMARY JOB FUNCTIONS:
 
Responsible for the day-to-day operation of the MOM Program and clinical program.
 
Provides direct client care including group and individual therapy.
 
Responsible for administrative, programmatic, and staff supervision of the assigned residential facility.
 
Serves as liaison with community mental health centers, other Authority programs, Department of Mental Health and other social service agencies.
 
Responsible for the completion of client records and other related paper work in a timely manner. Responsible for administrative records and clinical documentation and the protection of consumer records.
 
Responsible for the cleanliness and maintenance of the home, property and vehicle.
 
Ensure the vehicle assigned to program or stationed at the home is maintained in accordance with the Agency’s Vehicle Maintenance Policy.
 
Conducts special projects/assignments.
 
Responsibilities for provision of direct clinical services for mentally ill consumers at the Forensic MOM Apartment Program.
 
Responsibilities for conducting pre-discharge/ pre-placement interviews with consumers at State Hospitals with an NGRI status.
 
Attend all Circuit Court hearings for consumers being placed in the MI Residential Program with an NGRI status.
 
Other special duties as assigned by Director of Mental Illness Residential Program.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
 
Bachelor's Degree in Social Services or related curriculum required.  Master's Degree Preferred. Two years of mental health experience working with the mentally ill population. .  One (1) year of experience in supervising employees who work with the mentally ill.  License preferred.  Experience working with the Forsenic poplulation preferred
 
Valid Alabama driver's license and a suitable automobile to permit the required travel.  Must show and maintain car insurance equal to or in excess of the State of Alabama standards for automobile insurance coverage.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
 
Knowledge of sound mental health practices and procedures.
 
Knowledge of mental illness and handicaps and their social and vocational implications.
 
Knowledge of community resources.
 
Ability to work independently with little direct supervision.
 
Ability to evaluate problem situations of client care and treatment and build rapport with them.
 
Knowledge of employment practices and the skills, abilities and mental and physical demands of occupations.
 
Ability to lead group therapy and function as an individual therapist.
 
Knowledge of NGRI status for mentally ill consumers and the involvement in the Circuit Court of process.
 
Considerable knowledge of the special needs and behavioral characteristics of severely and persistently mentally ill adults (target population).
 
Ability to prepare written quarterly clinical reports to submit to Circuit Court Judges.
 
Demonstrable ability to work independently and to make sound judgments regarding consumer care.
 
Ability to organize, coordinate and manage the Forensic Case Manager’s activities with MI Residential Program.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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