|Tampa Police Department
|11/10/2023 5:00:00 PM
|1/29/2024 11:59:00 PM
|$40.93 - $61.34/hour; $7,094.53 - $10,632.27/month; $85,134.40 - $127,587.20/year
|Type of Recruitment
An employee in this class is a member of a
co-responder team consisting of a behavioral health clinician and a sworn
officer of the Tampa Police Department (TPD). Most of the time will be spent
with law enforcement as a partner, responding alongside the police officer to
the scene for calls involving behavioral health disturbances. This position
will focus on individuals identified as high utilizers of crisis stabilization
units, emergency rooms, and calls for police service related to behavioral
health issues. Under general direction,
employees exercise considerable initiative and independent judgment in
selecting work methods/techniques and formulating recommendations to
deescalating the situation while continuing assessment and determining
potential treatment needs. Work is reviewed through conferences, oral and
written reports, and observation of results obtained.
and takes the lead on specific Behavioral Health calls for services; Serve as
Subject Matter Expert (S.M.E.) related to issues of mental health and substance
abuse disorders and treatment needs.
Identify needs and recommend services to
individuals identified as high utilizers of crisis stabilization units,
emergency rooms, and calls for police service related to behavioral health
Consults with law enforcement officers to
determine appropriate dispositions for services, arrests, diversion from
arrests, diversion from unnecessary emergency department visits, or some
combination of criminal justice/behavioral health treatment involvement.
Baker Acts and Marchman Acts, as deemed clinically appropriate.
Link and refer individuals
in need of crisis, mental health or substance abuse services to the proper
resources and/or community outreach programs. Maintain contact with those on
caseload providing a comprehensive continuum of services to promote wellness
Maintain contact with care coordinators and community providers to
follow up on linkage to services and service outcomes.
multidisciplinary treatment team meetings.
Record and report all grant-needed data for TPD and other involved entities.
Assists in the review and development
of clinical policies, procedures, and guidelines for the provision of services
to assure compliance with all levels of regulations.
Must be able to participate in training related to crisis intervention, weapon education, and response call simulation.
Perform related work as required or assigned.
Working knowledge of: research methods, principles, and
practices related to behavioral health. Excellent knowledge, education, and
training in the field of mental health and substance abuse
Some Knowledge of: statistics.
from an accredited college or university with a master's degree in social work,
counseling, psychology, or related human services field and preferably one year
of experience as a clinician.
valid Florida driver’s license.
current State of Florida License in Mental Health Counseling, Clinical Social
Work or Marriage and Family Counseling.
Evaluation of education and experience. Drug testing is included in all pre-employment processing.
be required to work rotating shifts, including evenings, weekends, and holidays
as needed. During periods when the mayor issues an emergency declaration for
the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation,
response, or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.
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