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Police Social Worker

City of Highland Park

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Contact Information

Address:

City of Highland Park
1707 St. Johns Avenue
Highland Park, IL 60035

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 11/24/23

Salary:

  • $70,796.72 - $106,195.08

    IMRF pension eligible positions.

Sworn:

  • 60

Population:

  • 30,000

Position Details

Primary Purpose:

  • Provides social work and mental health related services to residents, families, victims, and the general community.
  • Work involves providing crisis intervention services, crisis counseling, victim, court and legal advocacy; providing mental health, wellness support services and training for police personnel; serving as Police Department mental health staff liaison; providing consultation, supervision and education as needed. 

Supervision Received:

Works under the general supervision of the Investigations Commander.

Supervision Exercised:

Provides clinical support and guidance to Social Services Specialist and Victim Liaison.

Directs Clinical Social Services & Advocacy including, but not necessarily limited to:

  • Providing emergency social service assistance to officers in the field.
  • Providing short term crisis intervention/counseling & stabilization services.
  • Providing court advocacy for victim/witness and legal advocacy.
  • Providing mediation and substance abuse intervention services as deemed appropriate.
  • Coordinating with the Department of Children and Family Services & Adult Protective Services as needed.
  • Providing social work and mental health related services to residents, families, and the community including assessments and evaluations.
  • Reviewing of daily police bulletin and follow up on cases deemed appropriate. 

Acts as a City Mental Health Community Liaison including, but not necessarily limited to:

  • Managing communication between local institutions and community citizens.
  • Interacting and communicating with members of the community and providing education by addressing specific mental health related needs and interests, both met and unmet, on an ongoing basis. 

Provides Consultation & Supervision including, but not necessarily limited to:

  • Providing consultation and supervision as needed to City staff to aid in navigation and appropriate management of cases.
  • Providing consultation to/with other service providers as necessary.
  • Providing supervision hours for licensed mental health professionals/providers.
  • Educating City Staff on mandated reporting requirements. 

Provides Training & Support Services including, but not necessarily limited to:

  • Providing mental health & wellness support services and training for police personnel and city staff.
  • Developing and implementing additional training as needed.
  • Acting as peer support clinician for staff and multijurisdictional aid.
  • Performs other related duties as requested. 

Required Minimum Qualifications:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Education: Master's degree in counseling, psychology, social work, or related area.
  • Experience: A minimum of two years working in a social services setting.
    • Experience in crisis response and intervention services.
    • Experience in risk-assessment and identification of mental health related symptoms.
    • Experience in de-escalation skills and ability to treat all persons with dignity and respect in order to determine root cause of presenting issue at hand.
  • Certification or License:
    • Valid LSW or LPC required. LCSW or LCPC strongly preferred.
    • Valid driver's license required.

For more information, or to apply, visit:

https://www.cityhpil.com/careers



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