The Misdemeanor Incompetent to Stand Trial(MIST) Program serves defendants in Los Angeles that are facing misdemeanor charges and found incompetent to stand trial. This population is often chronically homeless with severe mental health disorders and without alternative resources must remain in the County Jail,until their maximum sentence is served or are restored to competency. The Los Angeles Health Agency's Office of Diversion and Reentry(ODR) has addressed the needs of this population through a diversion program that places them in residential community settings. The goal of MIST is to restore these individuals to competency whilst living and receiving treatment in the community. Program participants are under an active Court order and required to remain medication compliant while in residence. Upon successful program completion misdemeanor charges are dropped and program participants are transitioned into permanent supportive housing.
The Licensed Clinical Supervisor reports directly to the Director, and works to drive, guide, and develop the appropriate clinical tone for the program. As part of the leadership team, the Clinical Supervisor will oversee the functions of the clinical staff and continue to enhance and educate housing staff on useful clinical approaches. The qualified candidate should have clinical supervision training and experience in order to supervise registered clinical staff and MSW interns. The candidate will conduct assessments, provide individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, and provide after-hours, on call crisis response/support when needed. The candidate will work to ensure that MIST clinical goals and productivity are being met