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 Jail Alternatives Liaison - Iowa City, Iowa, United States

Job information
Posted by: Johnson County 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Education
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: KDDGR4v3lca2OgUCAMf4oQeONJbCzk / Latpro-3807802 
Date posted: Jul-21-2021
State, Zip: Iowa, 52240


The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking a Jail Alternatives Liaison to serve as a member of the Jail Alternatives Program to assess, diagnose, develop treatment plans, monitor, refer and evaluate services for individuals with mental illness and co-occurring disorders who come into contact with the criminal justice system. This position will work with jail staff, courts, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and others to divert persons in the jail to appropriate community-based treatment. As the liaison between the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office and CommUnity Crisis Services, this position will ensure effective service delivery to clients and provide on-site crisis intervention services to individuals in mental health or behavioral health crisis in the community.

Master’s degree in clinical social work, clinical psychology, or mental health counseling AND a minimum of one year of experience in mental health, preferably in jail diversion or crisis intervention OR any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Substance abuse background training is preferred.

Special requirements:

  • Must pass background investigation.
  • Licensed mental health counselor (LMHC), licensed master social worker (LMSW) or licensed as an independent social worker (LISW).
  • Valid driver's license and insurable under county liability coverage.
  • May require use of personal vehicle for county business.

Starting wage is $64,416.80 - $77,300.17 annually plus outstanding benefits.

To learn more about this position and apply, please visit our website by clicking apply now.


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