Forensic Coordinator

Annual Salary: $43,000


Description: The Forensic Coordinator is responsible for overseeing forensic services within CFCHS’ network. The position is primarily responsible for the coordination and oversight of Network Providers that serve individuals with felony charges who have been court ordered for a mental competency or sanity evaluation or have been committed to the Department of Children and Families under the provisions of Chapter 916, F.S. This position will work closely with forensic staff among the Network Providers to ensure that the consumer behavioral health needs are met and consumers are placed in the least restrictive setting in the community. The Coordinator will also provide technical assistance to forensic service providers and monitor compliance with contract requirements.


Required Education/Experience

  • Master’s Degree in a related field (clinical experience preferred)
  • Minimum of two year experience working in a behavioral health environment
  • Experience working and/or knowledge in a not-for-profit or government behavioral health business a


Essential Job Functions

  • Forensic Commitment Responsibilities:
    • Receive forensic packets sent by Department of Children and Families (DCF) and forward to the network provider’s Forensic
    • Coordinate conference calls as needed to review forensic clients awaiting discharge past 90
    • Collaborate with DCF, State Mental Health Treatment Facilities (SMHTF) and Forensic Specialist in finding solutions to resolve community issues related to discharging individuals from
    • Ensure that monthly recovery plan meeting schedules are disseminated to the Forensic Specialists to participate in those
    • Participate in Forensic Screening Committees to review referrals for the competency restoration
    • Maintain knowledge of Florida Statues, Chapter 916, DCF Operating Procedures 155-17, and DCF Operating Procedures 155-18.
  • Community-Based Forensic Services Responsibilities:
    • Review and approve conditional release plans and circuit transfer
    • Monitor the Forensic Multidisciplinary Team (FMT) program to ensure compliance with DCF requirements through monthly meetings/conference calls and case
    • Track capacity and utilization of FMT on a monthly basis and ensure each individual being served meets eligibility
  • DOC Aftercare Responsibilities:
    • Ensure aftercare appointments are provided to Department of Correction (DOC) inmates scheduled for Assist with coordination of emergency Baker Acts from DOC.
  • Reporting – Collect, compile and submit reports that are required or as requested by DCF (i.e. monthly Conditional Release Report, Forensic Multidisciplinary Team enrollments/discharges).
  • Monitoring – Assist in auditing network providers to ensure compliance with contract
  • Consumer Affairs/Client Relations – Assist families in navigating the system. Investigate and answer DCF Tracker Provide training and technical assistance on the CFCHS Network and available resources.
  • System of Care – Coordinate and facilitate quarterly forensic meetings with network providers and community Attend System of Care community meeting and task forces. Participate in conference calls.
  • Trainings – Participate in webinars, conferences, and summits, as needed to build knowledge, expertise, and improve communication among Coordinate and conduct community/network trainings as necessary.


  • Community Engagement – Develop and maintain effective working relationships with criminal justice stakeholders including state attorneys, public defenders, mental health courts and jail systems; Attend community meetings/events as assigned to represent
  • Emergency Preparedness – Perform duties as assigned, which may include deployment during a
  • It is an essential function of this position to be kind, respectful, and thoughtful to others while you are performing the duties that make up this job.
  • Other tasks – Complete other tasks as


Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


Position Specific

  • Demonstrate commitment to diversity and inclusion; valuing a diversity of perspectives and encouraging contributions by all team



  • Above-average oral communication and business writing skills
  • Ability to represent CFCHS well at funder, provider and community venues
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize to meet deadlines
  • Ability to travel as required by the position
  • Provide internal and external technical assistance
  • Above-average knowledge of computer applications, including Microsoft Office


Standards of Performance

  • Corporate Culture – Understand and embrace corporate mission, vision, goals and guiding principles
  • Communication – Demonstrate accurate, clear concise and courteous internal/external verbal and written communication and presentations; demonstrate sound listening skills; represent CFCHS well in the community
  • Quality of Work – Demonstrate accurate, neat and thorough work; infrequent errors that have minimal or no negative impact to CFCHS
  • Quantity of Work – Demonstrate sound work habits; work output and timeliness positively impacts CFCHS’ overall performance
  • Dependability – Complete assignments and meet deadlines; punctual and infrequent unplanned absences
  • Interpersonal Skills – Maintain positive and cooperative attitude; work harmoniously with others; demonstrate effective conflict resolution and welcome constructive feedback
  • Initiative – Work independently, problem solve, identify cost efficiencies, assume additional responsibility and offer support and assistance to others as appropriate
  • Adaptability – Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities
  • Decision Making – Demonstrate logical and sound judgment; ensure decisions are made at the appropriate level of authority
  • Ethics – Adhere to Standards of Business Conduct; Demonstrate sound ethical principles in all situations; Comply with all confidentially standards, including HIPAA, as related to client and employee privacy
  • Safety – Adhere to safety standards at all times


Central Florida Cares Health System, Inc. (CFCHS) is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status in any of its activities or operations.


All newly hired employees and volunteers must be screened through E-Verify. CFCHS does not share any E-Verify user ID or password and all personally identifiable information is safeguarded.


All candidates must successfully complete a pre-employment Level II Background Screening. Additionally, all candidates must provide a Local Law Criminal Background verification from the county of their residence.


CFCHS is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity.  All resumes submitted by search firms without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of CFCHS.  No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by CFCHS as a result of the referral or through other means.

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