Mental Health Coordinator

– Cameron County Juvenile Justice Department - Juvenile Probation

Description of Duties: Performs routine mental and behavioral health services. Submits psychosocial evaluations to the department staff; Court, etc. Administration and interpretation of psychological evaluation of youth at risk of suicide, or in need of specialized treatment services. Administers and interprets testing/assessment instruments.  Provides mental health and clinical services and screenings of juveniles referred to specialized treatment services. Administratively and clinically supervises Mental Health staff in conducting testing, secondary screenings and assessments, providing clinical services, data entry, filing, etc. Performs any and all other duties as assigned by the Chief Juvenile Probation Officer and/or designee, to include reassignment which is in the best interest of the department. This is not a Civil Service covered position.

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Welcome to Texas Juvenile Detention Association

 

TJDA Mission

TJDA is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of Texas children by providing professional development in the juvenile justice field, and having a voice in the revision of state standards and practices.

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Objectives

  • 1. Promote the concept of professional juvenile detention services at the State and local level;
  • 2. Provide a forum for discussion of statewide juvenile detention issues;
  • 3. Disseminate to the field pending and passed legislation relative to juvenile detention services;
  • 4. Strengthen the professional status of juvenile justice professionals by providing training and education;
  • 5. Assist in the revision, development and implementation of juvenile justice standards;
  • 6. Serve as a liaison with other associations, professional groups and state legislative committees in the field of juvenile justice.

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