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CIT Coordinator sought

7/1/2020

COLUMBIANA COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH AND RECOVERY SERVICES BOARD

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

 

Columbiana County Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)

Support and Expansion Coordinator

 

OVERVIEW:

The primary responsibility of the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Support and Expansion Coordinator is to participate with the Board in efforts to assist, implement, and sustain CIT as a community program. The position is vital to the operation and expansion of the CIT program in Columbiana County. Leadership, planning, and problem-solving skills are essential attributes for a CIT Coordinator. The Coordinator will serve many roles, with an emphasis on examining, reviewing and making recommendations to ensure departmental and community needs are met.  The Coordinator will serve as the link between the Columbiana County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board, behavioral health providers, consumers, and law enforcement.

This part-time position is a grant-funded contract position available from July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021.  The Coordinator will be reimbursed for an average of 15 hours per week at $25.00/hour, plus eligible expenses. 

EXPECTATIONS:

  • Responsible for overall management and coordination of the county CIT Program
  • Review and develop uniform CIT departmental policies and procedures
  • Meet regularly with law enforcement leadership
  • Oversee three regional coordinators, who will be the main points of contact for their regions
  • Responsible for the quality assurance process for the CIT program, which includes developing a systematic approach to collecting program output and event outcome measures and preparing and presenting reports based on this data
  • Meet regularly with a CIT Steering Committee, developing an agenda for each meeting, presenting data and outcomes, and discussing any issues, concerns or suggestions
  • Lead the Steering Committee in planning and conducting the annual 40-hour CIT training, as well as continuing education opportunities for certified CIT officers
  • Work with the Steering Committee to develop smaller, more focused trainings for other criminal justice players and first responders, such as dispatchers, probation/parole officers, corrections staff, and EMS
  • Revise and further develop the CIT training curriculum to meet the needs and demands of the community, mental health and substance use agencies, and law enforcement agencies
  • Work collaboratively with the Director Outreach and Community Relations and other Board staff to implement proposed trainings
  • Compile evaluation results based on the feedback obtained from CIT trainings
  • Maintain accurate tracking system of CIT officers by law enforcement agency
  • Recruit law enforcement officers for training

EXPERIENCE AND BACKGROUND REQUIRED:

Preferred candidates will have experience with law enforcement, the criminal justice system, and logistics, as well as general knowledge regarding mental health and substance use disorders and local behavioral health programs. CIT-trained officers preferred.  Candidates will also have experience in developing and training professionals and program quality improvement.   Excellent communication and organizational skills required.  Basic computer proficiency necessary.  Must have valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance.  Personal transportation and travel required. 

If the person hired as Coordinator has not already completed the 40-hour CIT training, he/she will be required to do so as soon as an appropriate training is available.  The Coordinator will also be expected to complete the CIT Coordinator Training when available (possibly in August, 2020, in Pittsburgh, PA).  

INTERESTED APPLICANTS SHOULD SUBMIT A LETTER OF INTEREST

AND RESUME BY JULY 20, 2020, TO:

Marcy Patton, Executive Director

Columbiana County Mental Health & Recovery Services Board

P.O. Box 500

Lisbon, OH  44432

-or-

mpatton@ccmhrsb.org

 



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