Job Description

Job Category:
Behavioral Health Technician

Title:
Sr. Navigator

Location:
AZ-Phoenix - Adult Jail Transition Program

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services is a large and growing, non-profit community-based provider of behavioral health services with locations throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area, rural Maricopa County, Gila, Pinal, Mohave, Coconino, and Yavapai Counties. We are a well-established voice in the community with more than 115 sites, over one thousand employees, and 40 years’ experience.

Join Southwest Behavioral & Health for exceptional growth opportunities driven by our promote-from-within philosophy. We provide an EXCELLENT compensation and benefits package, including immediate participation in our 403(b) program with 20% company match after 1 year of service. Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) includes 3 weeks of time-off your 1st year (available after 6 months) and increased vacation accruals after 2, 5 and 10 years of service! We offer low cost medical insurance and offer 100% company-paid dental, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, and Life coverage for employees. Other great benefits include 10 paid holidays, vision, licensure/certification reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, prescription drug discounts, chiropractic services, 100% paid Employee Assistance Program, and much more!

We are seeking a Sr. Navigator for our Court Liaison program! Excellent Opportunity for persons seeking a career in Criminal Justice, Forensic Psychology, Behavioral Health in the Criminal Justice System.

The Sr. Navigator is the Lead person working and has specialized expertise in working with the multiple disciplines and persons that make up the justice system and the justice system process. Provides on the ground supervision and direction for associated SB&H staff assigned. The Sr. Navigator is the person accountable to SB&H for regular reporting, contract compliance, and communication with supervisors regarding all happenings during the period of the contract. Completes and audits required documentation in multiple systems. Provides individual client contact and service provision, assessment, service planning, case management, crisis and behavioral health interventions/services, referral, and follow up.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Works in the Lead Navigation Role providing Court Based Navigation Services for Justice involved persons who are homeless
  • Interface directly with the Court system, Judges, and Attorneys as a specialized Behavioral Health Liaison giving input into diversion plans
  • Assess mental health treatment needs and case risk factors.
  • Work within an interdisciplinary team of both legal and behavioral health professionals to provide service and develop program.
  • Provides supervision and direction to SB&H project assigned staff on the ground during day to day operation
  • Works in cooperation as part of a multi-disciplinary team with the City of Phoenix, Police, Prosecutors, Court System, Judges, and Program Liaisons to make the intent of the contract successful with positive outcomes. 
  • Provides Direct Care; Assessment, Diagnosis, and Case Based Treatment Planning for persons served
  • Provide screenings & eligibility assessments; to include implementation of early identification/qualification processes for eligible participants.
  • Enrolls persons in benefits as needed to provide support and pay for services
  • Works with the Prosecutors Office/ Judges to develop a case plan for alternatives to incarceration
  • Arrives in court prepared as required with a working case plan
  • Works to provide and or facilitate the prescribed treatment plan accordingly
  • Provides crisis intervention, de-escalation, and Behavioral Health interventions.
  • Assesses for and provides Integrated Care based referrals and assistance to obtain healthcare, medications, medically necessary equipment.
  • Provides jail visits to meet and prepare persons for court.as needed or assigned
  • Reviews the expectations/offers for treatment/ gains agreement for treatment with persons
  • Act as an Advocate in court for persons served
  • Responsible for case management and carries an independent case load.
  • Secures Temporary Housing and assists persons with avenues to obtain permanent housing.
  • Provides extensive outreach work based on the needs justice systems and individuals served to make sure treatment is working.
  • Holds assigned treatment providers accountable for care and services to which persons are entitled. 
  • Documents in the SB&H electronic health record and documents in HMIS
  • May be required to work flexible hours as needed to best serve the program and client needs
  • Required to carry a company smart phone
  • Required to drive personal or company vehicle and keep appropriate documentation

Requirements:

  • Minimum requirement consists of a 22-year age
  • A bachelor’s degree (related or non-related) in the behavioral health/Criminal Justice field plus (3) three years of relevant experience in behavioral health
  • Master’s Degree in plus 1 year of related experience in behavioral health is preferred.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience up to 8 years is acceptable.
  • Supervisory Experience Preferred, Peer Certified Preferred
  • Must have fingerprint clearance issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety or be eligible to receive within eight (8) weeks of hire
  • Required to maintain a valid Arizona driver’s license and pass motor vehicle screening for insurance purposes in order to transport clients, based upon need/requirements of the clinic and/or program.

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