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“David” an 8 year old boy with classic Autism, came to us after being removed from his home by DCF. He was non-verbal, using grunting sounds and pointing or acting out to communicate his thoughts and feelings. He had an intense fear of going outside and making transitions to new places was overwhelming for him. His academic skills were extremely low and he was not getting any real educational services due to the upheaval in his life. HCRS staff immediately began to identify the services he would need to progress and grow. A shared living provider was found who has given him a wonderful family environment to live and grow in. David now goes to school for the whole day. He is using his words more than ever and instead of pulling on someone or grunting or pointing, he is prompted to use requests like “ Can I use the computer, please,” without being told.

Community Support Specialist/Police Liaison/Crisis Intervention Specialist

Job Code 4015
Date Posted November 13, 2017
Program Community Support Specialist/Police Liaison/Crisis Intervention Specialist
Hours / Week 37.5
Description

Full time 37.50hr/week position working within the Vermont State Police Department-Westminster Barracks.

Required Skills This police liaison is an integral member of the VSP team, embedded in the barracks. The liaison works side by side with law enforcement officers providing mental health, substance use and social services support to people who come into contact with law enforcement. Ideal candidates are solid under pressure and have quick solution focused critical thinking skills. The liaison provides emergency screening, supportive counseling, care coordination and resource connection. The ideal candidate will also be invested in community development and community safety and capable of working collaboratively with community partners. We are looking for a person with at least two years’ experience in a mental health related field and experience working collaboratively with law enforcement.
Education A relevant Bachelor’s degree is required with a MA preferred.
Location Westminster area
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