Fort Bend County

  • Jail Diversion Coordinator - Behavioral Health Services

    Job Locations US-TX-Richmond
    Posted Date 1 week ago(1 week ago)
    Job Code
    # of Openings
    Min Start Salary
    USD $1,757.60/Bi.
    Professional Management
    Max Start Salary
    USD $2,068.00/Bi.
  • Overview

    Acts as Liaison between law enforcement, detention, courts, CIT, behavioral health providers, and other community services regarding recommendations for jail diversion services for individuals with mental illness.  Monitors and assists with care coordination, diversion planning and services for individuals with mental illness.  Participates in planning of programs, policies or objectives for own work group and department.


    Ensures continuity of services and outcomes for individuals with mental illness enrolled in the SB292 Mental Health grant program for Justice Involved Individuals.  Monitors and documents all diversion outcomes for enrolled individuals.  Monitors the individual's compliance with the approved jail diversion plan and report status.  This position involves meeting with incarcerated individuals in the Fort Bend county jail, individuals recently released from jail, being booked into jail or at risk of recidivism.  Develops and maintains policies and procedures for jail diversion program.  Assists and monitors coordination of care and outcomes.  Responsible for follow-ups with clients after discharge.  Identifies services and barriers to care.  Works closely with treatment team to monitor and assist with coordination.  Collects and reports process and outcome data.  Assists with data analysis and dissemination of outcomes.  Participates in continuous quality improvement activities.  Ensures flow of information between criminal justice system, courts, and providers.  Coordinates court hearings and ensures relevant information is provided to courts.  Works closely with various stakeholders to implement sequential intercept model for jail diversion.  Works with BHS Director and project team to coordinate care, remove barriers and develop plans of care that address risk factors for recidivism.  Maintains all required files in compliance with records management.


    All positions within Behavioral Health Services are required to support the efficient functioning of the department.  Staff are expected to perform related work as assigned and adapt to changing work requirements; Demonstrate ethical conduct in all professional activities.  Communicates and works with consumers, community partners, visitors and other staff in a manner that demonstrates sensitivity to cultural diversities.  Participates in activities and duties related to emergency management during a local state of disaster as directed by appropriate county managers. 


    Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work or related field.  Five years experience working in criminal justice/ probation or mental health field.  Ability to handle and maintain confidential information.  Proven proficiency with both oral and written communication skills.  Organizational skills and the ability to complete multiple tasks in a timely manner and respond to high stress situations.  Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to deal effectively with the public, other employees and elected officials.  Ability to collect and report data accurately and timely.  Bilingual English/Spanish preferred, but not required.


    SALARY RANGE: Professional/Management Grade 10, $1,757.60 - $2,068.00 biweekly based on qualifications

    CLOSING DATE:  Upon filling position



    All full-time and part-time employees are members of the Texas County District Retirement System (TCDRS). Full-time employees also enjoy a wide-range of great benefits.


    Fort Bend County is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate

    on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability or national

    origin, or any other reason protected by law.


    To be considered for employment, all interested candidates should complete the required Fort Bend County online employment application located at


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