Job: Court Liaison Recovery Coach

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Req #297
Court Liaison Recovery Coach
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Court Liaison Recovery Coach (CLRC) is responsible for the oversight and case management of all clients involved in services mandated by the courts (Pima County Superior Court, Pima County Adult Diversion, PCCJC, Pima County Mental Health Court, Marana Municipal Court, Tucson City Court, Oro Valley Municipal Court, Sahuarita Municipal Court, etc.) and may have additional clients on their caseload. Ensures documentation is accurately completed and submitted to appropriate parties in a timely manner for all services related to treatment mandated by the courts. Is an expert on court requirements, which includes documentation, timeframe and client rights.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree; preferred
  • Or high school diploma and at least eight (8) years’ experience in Behavioral Health (BH) field; required.
  • At least two (2) years’ experience with case management; required.
  • At least one (1) year’s experience in BH services or court setting with at-risk youth or adults; required.
  • Experience with the Regional Behavioral Health Authority (RBHA) system and/or community resources and agencies; preferred.
  • A current Arizona driver's license; required.
  • Possess a clean, 39-month Motor Vehicle Record; required.
  • Must be insurable to drive; required.
  • Fingerprint Clearance Card through DPS; required.
  • CPR and First Aid certified; required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrates clinical knowledge and competency in working with clients with a variety of physical and behavioral health needs.
  • Applied knowledge of computer applications in a Windows-based environment.
  • Applied skill in crisis de-escalation and client engagement strategies.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of current versions of DSM and ICD.
  • Bilingual preferred and may be required based on patient needs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Works with mental health court judges, treatment providers, public defenders, district attorneys and probation departments to ensure coordination of services to the mentally ill offender.
  • Responds to judicial requests for an intervention program and mental health information; trouble shoots dispute among vendors, team members and clients.
  • Attends Mental Health court hearings for Pima County Consolidate Justice Court, Pima County Superior Court, Tucson City Court and Marana Municipal Court.
  • Attends domestic violence court hearings to report a member’s attendance in the domestic violence classes.
  • Tracks court hearings, dates and attendance for members who are assigned to MHC Healthcare BH.
  • Prepares court reports to be presented to the judge on member’s compliance in services.
  • Works effectively with all members and family members by providing quality and timely assessments, service planning, annual updates, Primary Care Provider (PCP) coordination, psychiatric coordination, discharge and aftercare planning with a recovery model of care.
  • Maintains "audit ready" charts at all times.
  • Core assessment with yearly update
  • Demographic form with yearly or biyearly update
  • Service plan with ongoing service plan reviews
  • Annual assessment updates
  • PCP coordination as appropriate, not less than annually
  • Coordinates psychiatric assessment with yearly update
  • Crisis plans with appropriate revisions
  • Other forms as appropriate or requested
  • Accommodates client schedules when providing direct service
  • Attends video court at the Pima County Adult Detention Center as it relates to the needs of clients involved.
  • Works with Community Health Associates (CHA) staff in regards to providing compliance information that provide court liaison services for rural courts when a release of information is in place for Oro Valley, Green Valley, City of South Tucson, and Sahuarita Courts.
  • Responsible for oversight and participation in the treatment of clients on their caseload, including court mandated clients.
  • Works with Recovery Coaches to keep, or keeps the Individualized Service Plan (ISP) current.
  • Ensures timely submission of judicial review documentation and keeps the treatment team, including the psychiatrist, updated on any changes in the client’s care and ISP. 
  • Acts as main point of contact and is responsible for reviewing all court documentation for correctness before submission to RBHA or the courts in a timely manner.
  • Is responsible for documentation requirement due dates to ensure timely submission of all reports.
  • Follows all necessary documentation requirements, ensures information is scanned into the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and that court-mandated clients are being treated appropriately. 
  • Responsible for communication and attendance with courts regarding client’s services.
  • Participates in the Adult Recovery Team (ART) meetings, hospital discharge planning, court hearings, professional staff meetings, case reviews, staff development and policy and procedure development.
  • Follows professional and ethical practices when working with clients, client records, families and community personnel. 
  • Maintains confidentiality of client and family information.
  • Interacts effectively with MHC employees, RBHA employees, community members and other agency personnel to promote trust, cooperation and growth.
  • Maintains a positive attitude towards job responsibilities, working collaboratively with all MHC staff members to create a productive, working team.
  • Observes applicable state and federal laws. Assumes responsibility for knowledge of laws, and requests clarification, if necessary. 
  • Maintains general BH and education standards and keeps abreast of BH, State and RBHA guidelines by reading and attending in-services and workshops as appropriate and indicated in staff development plan.
  • Maintains knowledge of MHC Healthcare policies and procedures
  • Completes other tasks as requested.


As an employee of MHC Healthcare, we share in a very strong mission: Dedication to providing Service Excellence in Promoting Health and Well Being. To support this mission in our community, MHC Healthcare believes it must start at home. Therefore, employees have many opportunities to care for our health and wellness with benefits such as:

  • Medical, dental, vision
  • 403b
  • Short-term disability and other benefits
  • Paid time off (including holidays/vacation/sick leave/community service)
  • Paid bereavement and jury duty
  • Employee discount for medical services
  • Tuition reimbursement

Pay Type: Salary

Travel Required: Yes

Required Education: Bachelor’s Degree

Location: MHC Counseling and Wellness Center, Marana, Arizona, United States of America

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