Public Safety Wellness Clinician
Salary: $75,500 - $103,900.00 Annually
Position posted until filled
Come be a part of a brand new innovative program with City of Atlanta Public Safety Division (Fire, Police, and Corrections). Public Safety is hiring 3 Public Safety Behavioral Health Wellness Sr. Clinicians. These positions will be assigned to the Department of Human Resources in conjunction with Office of the Chief via the Public Safety Behavioral Health Wellness Unit . And serve as mental health staff in the implementation of a Public Safety Behavioral Health Wellness Program providing holistic health and wellness services and resources for City of Atlanta's public safety employees (in the Police Department, Fire Department, and Corrections Department). The Behavioral Health Wellness Sr. Clinicians will support the Chief Public Safety Psychologist, and collaborate with the Behavioral Health Data Analyst; and will be managing, developing and coordinating resources for existing and future wellness offerings for the Public Safety Wellness Program. The pillars of the Mental Wellness Program will include: 1) Mental Health Wellness Screenings, 2) Psychoeducation Training and Resources, & 3) Family Preparedness & Resources.
The positions require the employee be a licensed mental health clinician who, in addition to serving as a co-lead for most programming, will also be expected to provide direct clinical case consultation to department command staff regarding mental health related concerns and collaborate/refer to Peer Support, Chaplaincy, and/or PS/EAP for employee needing additional services as appropriate.
Specific responsibilities include:
• Conduct annual to bi-annual wellness checks through the utilization of mental health screening measure and brief psychoeducational interview
• Conduct educational and training programs re: behavioral health and wellness topics across all public safety departments, professional peers, and partner agencies;
• Coordinate the acquisition and/or development of public safety wellness website/app to provide centralized electronic catalog of resources and programs;
• Provide initial clinical consultation and support to reinforce PS/EAP and external resources through use of in-person and virtual services (non-urgent);
• Develop and maintain relationships with funding partners;
The ideal candidate will have the ability to work independently and take initiative to improve existing holistic wellness programs.
Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with one of more of the following:
• Certifications and/or specialized training in mental health screening/assessment.
• Working with public safety professionals/first responder populations;
• Knowledge of and/or experience working within a holistic wellness program to provide broad-based services to diverse employee groups;
• Demonstrated history of identifying resources and organizations that can serve as strategic partners in program development; and/or
• Experience in locating grant funding and using grant funding to support current resources or develop new resources.
Work Environment: The Public Safety Behavioral Health Wellness Sr. Clinicians will perform their work in the Department of Human Resources in conjunction with Office of the Chief via the Public Safety Behavioral Health Wellness Unit .This work requires high levels of confidentiality and discretion. The duties of these positions are primarily performed in an office environment, but work may also be performed at locations throughout the department and community, including incident scenes and other facilities.
Background Check: A comprehensive background investigation will be performed on candidates who are finalists for this position. This background investigation may include checks of the following: criminal record, driving record, education, professional licensure, and credit check and may require signing a release authorizing the City to obtain this information. Any offer of employment may be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record and criminal history and / or a polygraph examination.
Covid-19 Vaccination: City of Atlanta is committed to the health, safety, and wellness for all staff. In support of that commitment, all current and newly hired employees are required to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination. For those qualified employees with a disability or sincerely held religious belief which prohibits them from receiving a vaccine, you will be able to contact the Office of Human Rights to request a reasonable accommodation. Adherence to this policy is a condition of employment.
Work hours: Specific work hours are typically 8:15a-5:00p. Position may require working additional or off-hours based on organizational needs or specific incidents. The position is primarily an in-office position with some telework options available.
Each section of the application must be completed. A resume may be attached; however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Qualifications - External
• Master's degree in a clinical field such as Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, or other directly related clinical field;
• Considerable experience of five (5) years or more providing clinical psychoeducation and support, therapy, and other mental health services, which included the application of services to first responder and/or veteran populations; and
• Possession of professional licensure (LPC, LCSW) from the appropriate board of the Georgia Professional Licensing Board, is required upon hire.