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“Amy” is an amazing young lady who came to HCRS in 2007; she had been placed in residential school due to her uncontrolled behavior issues and inconsistent home life and had a State appointed legal guardian. With the help of HCRS, Amy was placed in more stable home environment with a family that she had already established a relationship with during emergency respite care. With natural supports and the supports from HCRS; Amy has been able to establish a safe and more consistent relationship between herself and her biological family; she has been able to maintain gainful employment; and just last year was legally appointed to be her own guardian. Amy started working part-time at a grocery store and a department store. In 2010, Amy successfully completed a 3 month internship as a front desk clerk. This internship opportunity really helped build Amy’s vocational skills and professional self esteem. Since this internship, Amy has flourished at work and socially.

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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