Community Engagement Specialist

at Spurwink Services in Biddeford, Maine, United States

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Community Engagement Specialist

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Email Me Similar Jobs Email Me This Job Join Spurwink in an innovative partnership with the Biddeford Police Department to help address the mental health and social service needs of the youth and adults in Biddeford. Community Engagement Specialist will be located at the Biddeford Police Department and work in close partnership with police officers to assist identified individuals in accessing needed resources and services. Community Engagement Specialist will complete an initial assessment and connect individuals to the appropriate resource to reduce risk and improve outcomes for the individual. Partnership will include building collaboration with community stakeholders and providing training to Police Department on request. Robust Benefits Package:

+ Health Insurance (as little as $19.84 every two weeks)

+ Dental Insurance

+ Vision Insurance

+ Life Insurance

+ Retirement Account with Matching Contribution (after one year of service)

+ Identity Theft Insurance

+ Pet Insurance


+ Flexibility of Schedules

+ Career Advancement Opportunities

+ Tuition Reimbursement (up to $2000 annually)

+ Generous Paid Time Off

+ Discounts on a Variety of Different Products

+ Opportunity for Same Day Pay

Don’t apply to just any job. Jumpstart your career with Spurwink by getting in touch with us today. DUTIES:

+ Provide follow-up services to individuals after police involvement including identification and assessment of risk factors and needs.

+ Assist individuals to access to community services to address risk factors and needs including in the areas of housing, job support, mental health, and substance use treatment.

+ Provide ongoing support to identified individual through phone contact and face-to-face meetings at Biddeford PD and in community settings.

+ Work collaboratively with Biddeford Police Dept staff and community providers to resolve individual and systems barriers impacting individuals and community.

+ Convene and facilitate a monthly group of invested community stakeholders to increase collaboration.

+ Accompany officers on calls to assist with mental health related needs in the moment (once officers have secured the scene).

+ Provide or assist the Biddeford Police Department with requested staff training needs.

+ Work flexible schedule to include some non-traditional hours to align with the Police Department needs.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of a bachelor’s degree with minimum of 2 years of human services experience. Master’s degree counseling or social work preferred. Spurwink considers the health and safety of its clients, staff, contractors, and the community to be its highest priority. In this rapidly evolving coronavirus pandemic, Spurwink is working closely with the CDC, DHHS, DOE, CDS, and other partners to operate in the manner that is safest for all while also providing essential behavioral health services. Spurwink is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Full Job Description Spurwink Services To view full details and how to apply, please login or create a Job Seeker account
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Job Posting: JC195083296

Posted On: Oct 16, 2021

Updated On: Dec 06, 2021