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Bridges Clinical Specialist

Bridges Clinical Specialist Job Description

Job Title: Bridges Clinical Specialist
Job Code: R42488
Job Series: Bridges Clinical Specialist
FLSA Status: Exempt
OCC Group: Court Services (CS)

Signature of the State Court Administrator approval available on file in the Human Resources Division.

General Statement Of Duties:
The Bridges Clinical Specialist provides individual and group clinical supervision to Judicial Department Court Liaisons, emergency staffing regarding high acuity clients and crisis situations for court liaisons statewide (Judicial Department Court Liaisons and contracted court liaisons), and ongoing staff development and training for court liaisons statewide.  The Bridges Clinical Specialist also identifies, develops, and implements evidence-based and other best practices for court liaisons statewide.
Distinguishing Factors:
The Bridges Clinical Specialist is distinguished from other classifications by providing specialized mental health services to support the Court Liaisons I and Court Liaisons II to enable them to manage the care of the program participants. The Bridges program frequently supports participants in crisis situations that require immediate intervention and emergency consultations with courts, attorneys, jails and multiple mental health providers. 
Essential Functions Of the Position:

Responsible for individual and group clinical supervision to Judicial Department Court Liaisons, with a priority on participant wellbeing and liaison support and selfcare.  When applicable, provide the clinical supervision in a format that supports a liaison’s efforts towards licensure, including completing required verification and related paperwork.

Provide lead function or mentorship to Judicial Department Court Liaisons.  When necessary, cover gaps in service to participants and courts during extended leave and/or vacancies in Judicial Department Court Liaison positions.

Support court liaisons statewide operating in multiple, complex systems and maintain expertise and knowledge about multiple agencies and resources statewide

Administer training and education for court liaisons statewide, focusing on clinical issues, case management best practices, and the training needs of the liaisons.  Co-create and deliver Court Liaison Community of Practice curriculum. 

Responsible for ensuring that Judicial Department Court Liaisons provide competent, appropriate, and ethical services to participants, including the high acuity cases by engaging multiple professionals in the decision-making process. Ensure compliance with state and federal mandates.

Provide assessment, intervention, identification and resolution of ethical issues and evaluation and termination of services. 

Provide emergency staffing regarding high acuity clients and crisis situations for court liaisons statewide. 

Facilitate appropriate crisis interventions, including placing emergency holds.

Identify, develop, and implement evidence-based and other best practices and procedures for Judicial Department and court liaisons statewide.  Support consistent standards of care across the state.

Support the administrative efforts of the Bridges Program Statewide Coordinator as needed.

Engage in all aspects of the program in ways that humanize participants, including practicing trauma-informed care, culturally competent responses, and providing advocacy when participant wellbeing is at significant risk.

Must maintain relevant licensure and complete required continuing professional development requirements.  

Supervisor Responsibilities:
Has supervisory accountability for other employees. Responsibilities include training; planning, assigning, and directing work; quality control and time management of delivery of services to participants. Provide input into and participates in discipline, dismissal and hiring processes. Position may have direct supervisory responsibilities.
Minimum Education:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master’s degree in counseling, social work, or a related field, and have a current license in Colorado as an LCSW, LMFT, LPC, and/or LAC. Plus three (3) years of experience providing direct clinical supervision and staffing clinical cases to include one (1) year of delivering formal training to other professionals, while holding an appropriate valid license.

Candidates must have practiced as a licensed clinician for at least three (3) years and have an additional three (3) of experience providing direct clinical supervision and staffing clinical cases.  

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk.  The employee frequently is required to stand; sit; reach with hands and arms; and perform repetitive motions with wrists, hands, and fingers; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment:
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.  This position is subject to varying and unpredictable situations; will handle emergency or crisis situations; is subject to many interruptions; may handle multiple calls, e-mails, and inquiries simultaneously; and may occasionally handle absentee replacement on short notice.
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