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(1965) Jail Diversion Coordinator

This position is responsible for providing crisis assessment and jail diversion services within our 8-county area.  Jail Diversion should be considered following the directives outlined in Article 16.22 of the Code of Criminal Procedures.  This position requires a good working relationship with jail personnel and County Courts including the County and District Attorneys.  This position will follow ongoing protocols for identification of individuals who may be good candidates for diversion or at the very least for treatment within the jail system.  This position will attempt to minimize the length of stay for those incarcerated and willing to follow outpatient protocols and recommendations of the courts.

This is a Monday through Friday, non-exempt, primarily field-based position with flexible hours and some evening and weekend on-call hours required.

The person in this position must possess a passion and aptitude for working with individuals who have chronic and severe mental health needs and are involved in the criminal justice system. Knowledge of psychotherapeutic medications, intensive case management functions, substance use treatment, crisis services, community resources, and evidence-based practices in the mental health and criminal justice systems are required. This position necessitates innovative thinking, patience, resiliency, skills in advocacy, service coordination, mental health assessment and evaluation, collaborative person-centered recovery planning and dual-diagnosis treatment. The person in this position will effectively work independently and on a team, prioritize needs during crisis situations, engage in regular meetings and training opportunities, balance self-care, be a delight to work with, and perform other duties as assigned with a positive attitude.

Location: Gonzales, Guadalupe, Caldwell

Salary: $21.46 - $28.21/hr

Applicable Differentials:

$1.00/hr Master's degree

$0.75/hr Bilingual

$1.00/hr Advanced Licensure

$1.00/hr 1 yr with BTCS

$1.00/hr 2 yrs with BTCS

$1.00/hr 4 yrs with BTCS

$1.00/hr 6 yrs with BTCS

Why join our team?

BTCS Values our team members and believes it is important to reward and compensate our team members for their contribution to our success. BTCS offers competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package and generous leave accruals.

Medical Insurance: Through BlueCross Blue Shield, we offer comprehensive medical coverage for you and your eligible dependents with access to network and non-network health care providers. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.

Dental Insurance: Through Dental Select, we offer two coverage plans for dental care, to include preventative, basic and major services. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.

Vision Insurance: Through BlueCross BlueShield, we offer vision coverage to include discounts on everyday vision needs, such as eye exams and glasses and/ or contacts. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.

Prescription Plan: Through BlueCross BlueShield, we offer discounts on generic, preferred or brand-name drugs as well as non-preferred drugs at pharmacies or through a convenient home delivery program. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.

Flexible Spending Accounts: Optional pre-tax contributions for medical reimbursement and dependent care plans.

Retirement Plans:
401A: Through this governmental plan, we offer a 7% match to employee contributions.
457/403(b): Through these governmental plans, employees may contribute pre-tax earnings for retirement. Employees may participate on the first day of employment.

Sponsored Insurance:
Life Insurance: Through Dearborn National, we offer basic life insurance of $5,000. Optional supplemental coverage, as well as spouse and eligible dependent policies, are available to purchase.
Long Term Disability/ Accident/ Critical Illness Insurance: Through Dearborn National we offer optional insurance coverages at a competitive rate. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.

Family and Medical Leave: Job protection to provide care related to a child's birth or adoption, or for yourself or a family member's serious health condition.

Employee Assistance Program: Through Alliance Worksite Solutions, we offer a no cost, confidential employee assistance program as a resource to resolve personal, family, financial and legal problems for employees and their dependents.

Professional Development: Joining Bluebonnet Trails is about joining a culture of inclusiveness, collaboration, trust, and the invitation and expectation to have a voice. Bluebonnet offers employees the opportunity to participate in professional development that is skill based and offers continuing education courses to enhance knowledge and performance via online courses and instructor led webinars.

Additional Perks:
- Employee Referral Awards
- Licensure Supervision
- Licensure Renewal Fee Reimbursement
- Public Service Loan Forgiveness Programs
- Educational Leave
- Competitive Pay Differentials for Applicable Positions


Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Human Services field.  Must have a valid Texas Driver’s License and maintain approved driver’s status throughout employment.
*If degree is not in Human Services field, must have 24 credit hours in human services*

Preferred Qualifications: Bilingual (English/Spanish); two (2) years previous crisis/intake experience.