BJC Healthcare Community Mental Health Liaison - Farmington, MO in Saint Louis, Missouri

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BJC Behavioral Health is a community health center that provides and coordinates behavioral health services for more than 6,000 seriously mentally ill adults and seriously emotionally disturbed children in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Franois, Iron and Washington counties. As an Administrative Agent of the Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH) serves as a major point of entry for people eligible for mental health services funded by DMH and is responsible for serving as gatekeeper to the public mental health system. BJC Behavioral Health also administers the BJC Employee Assistance Program ad Behavioral Health Partners, an administrative services organization.

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Role Purpose

Responsible for the coordination of services for individuals with behavioral health needs who have come to the attention of law enforcement officials, the courts and hospital emergency departments in the counties of the designated service area. Responsible for the development and improvement of access to services for those individuals with complex mental health needs.


  • Coordinate services and develop local systems of care for individuals with behavioral health needs who have come to the attention of law enforcement officials, the courts and hospital emergency departments.

  • Collaborate with local partners in specialty or diversion courts dealing with behavioral health issues.

  • Participate on local law enforcement Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT) or other initiatives that assist law enforcement in dealing with individuals with behavioral health needs.

  • Provide or coordinate training and consultation on behavioral health issues for court clerks as needed.

  • In coordination with Access Crisis Intervention (ACI), assist law enforcement and the courts in assessing individuals with behavioral health needs, accessing appropriate voluntary services, locating inpatient psychiatric beds for court-ordered involuntary detentions and filling petitions for involuntary detentions.

Minimum Requirements


  • Master's Degree

    • Social Services/related


  • 2-5 years

Licenses & Certifications

  • Valid Driver's License

  • LCSW/LPC or equiv

Benefits Statement

Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options- Pension Plan/403(b) Plan- 401(k) plan with company match- Tuition Assistance- Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts-On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)-Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

Legal Statement

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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