The Grand Rapids Police department has two position openings for 1 Victim Advocate and 1 Police Wellness Coordinator. Both positions are responsible for professional social work at the police department which may provide support to members of the general public and/or police personnel who require victims advocate and crisis intervention services. This includes delivering short-term intensive crisis therapy screening and services as well as long term mental health wellness programming for police personnel. Such services may be at the police department office sites, hospital sites, jails or in the community. Other responsibilities include education and prevention activities and critical incident stress debriefing.
Victim Advocate This position will provide advocacy and crisis intervention services to victims of crime. This position will help to design the victim's advocacy program and develop policies and procedures surrounding the role. The position will be responsible for case management, collaborating with community agencies, provided victim-centered training to GRPD officers and detectives, supervising staff/volunteer advocates, and record keeping and reporting.
Police Wellness Coordinator This position will provide long term wellness programming for Police personnel. This includes implementing and supporting education and awareness initiatives to improve the function, health and overall quality of life for all members of the Grand Rapids Police Department. Develop and deliver ongoing wellness initiatives, through training, coordination and information sharing for behavioral health and wellness. This includes overseeing and coordinating early intervention system(s) and the mobilization of supports and practices following critical incidents; assisting with the development of internal psychological wellness procedures, plans and strategies aligned with current best practices; and developing measurement systems to evaluate the impact, efficiency and effectiveness of wellness program initiatives through data collection, analysis and reporting of trends and strategic drivers.
Required Education and Experience
• Master's degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or a related mental health field is required
• A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience in the mental health field
• Any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities
Required Licenses or Certifications
• Must possess State of Michigan licensure as a Licensed Master's Social Worker, Limited Licensed Master's Social Worker, Licensed Psychologist, or Limited Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Counselor, or Limited Licensed Counselor
• Valid Driver's License
Internal Number: 234 -1019
About The City of Grand Rapids
The City of Grand Rapids is looking to hire a social worker within the Police Department.
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