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Juvenile Justice Clinical Specialist

locationFort Worth, TX, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Full Time


Juvenile Justice Clinical Specialist

The Juvenile Justice Clinical Specialist functions as part of a core treatment team to provide treatment and support to youth in the juvenile justice system.  In this role, you will work in collaboration with a core team comprised of a therapist, continuity of care provider, and specialized probation officer.  You will meet with the youth and their family two-four times weekly and provide a method of comprehensive review and evaluation of both mental health and criminal justice history to determine the least restrictive and clinically beneficial treatment disposition. Once a month, you will be on 24-hour call one week to assist youth and families in crisis.  In this role, you are required to provide coordination, advocacy, interaction, and cooperation with other departments both externally and internally.  As a Juvenile Justice Clinical Specialist, you will impact youth, families, and our community by providing treatment and support to assist youth in the juvenile justice system with recovery and hope.

Minimum qualifications: Master’s Degree in Health and Human Services field of Applied Behavior Analysis - Child Development – Counseling - Early Childhood Education - Early Childhood Intervention - Education Psychology – Gerontology - Human Growth and Development – Medicine – Nursing - Physician Assistant – Psychology - Registered Nurse - Rehabilitation & Rehab Studies - Social Work – Sociology - or Special Education. In lieu of degree listed above, Master’s Degree in another Social, Behavioral, or Human Services field AND completion of Bachelor’s Degree in an approved degree listed above OR another area with college level coursework equivalent to requirements for Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) credential. (QMHP certification earned on the job.)   Two years’ of experience required in a Social, Behavioral, or Health & Human Services related field. Current Texas licensure as an LPC-A, LMSW, LMFT-A, LPC, LCSW, LMFT and/or training or practitioner in Trust-Based Relationship Intervention preferred.  Spanish-speaking a plus.

Carry and lifting requirements 15-25 pounds.

Why join us: MHMR has proudly served Tarrant and adjacent county residents for over 50 years. As the second largest mental health community center in Texas, we are dedicated to serving adults and children living with mental illness, substance use disorder and intellectual and developmental disabilities and delays and empowering them to improve their lives through an accessible, integrated, comprehensive person-centered system of care. MHMR is a mission-driven organization that fosters a culture of caring for employees and people we serve. Our mission statement is We Change Lives.


  • We Connect People in Our Community
  • We Provide Access to Services
  • We Link People to Resources
  • We Empower People

Our values are based on the following beliefs:

  • Respect for people who are active in planning their services
  • Recovery is a life-long process of better health
  • Success as positive outcomes for each person
  • Participation of people and their families in the process
  • Inclusion in the community through services that promote growth and independence
  • Safe, ethical, and cost-effective services
  • Best practices in current research in medical, psychosocial and organizational fields
  • Collaboration with other organizations for better services

Benefits:  MHMR offers an excellent benefits package that includes retirement plan with company matching, generous PTO accrual, ten paid holidays, employee assistance programs, wellness programs, and more.  MHMR is a participant in the Student Loan Forgiveness Program. We work diligently to provide excellent benefits to employees and their eligible dependents. 

As part of our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion practices, MHMR offers maximum compensation for each position requirements based on candidates’ education, experience, and internal equities of the agency. This practice reduces potential for biases in compensation and assist hires and/or promotions on pay equity in their appropriate position(s) at MHMR.

For a complete Job Description, detailed qualifications and to apply please visit: Jobs – My Health My Resources of Tarrant County (mhmrtarrant.org)

Minimum Requirements 

Our Benefits:

Our total rewards program offers benefits* to full time employees beginning 1st of the month following hire date including but not limited to:

• Comprehensive healthcare options (Medical, Dental, and Vision)

• Life insurance and additional supplemental accident and hospitalization plans

• 401a match and 457 deferred compensation plans

• Paid vacation and holidays; varied flexible work environment locations

• Annual tuition reimbursement program

• Student Loan Forgiveness

• Professional development programs and training

• And more…..

Insurance eligibility:

• Full time employees begin 1st of the month following hire date

• Market driven positions (full time or part time) begin immediately after hire date

• Select part time market driven positions are eligible for most insurance plans

• Substitute status jobs are not eligible for benefits

For more information, click https://www.mhmrtarrant.org/benefits/

Additional Information
*MHMR of Tarrant County (“MHMR”) and its affiliates and subsidiaries have an internal recruiting department. MHMR may supplement that internal capability from time to time with assistance from temporary staffing agencies, placement services, and professional recruiters herein after referred to collectively as “Recruiters"). Recruiters are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact MHMR employees directly in an attempt to present candidates – MHMR recruiting team or other authorized MHMR personnel must present ALL candidates to hiring managers. For more information please visit our website www.mhmrtc.org