Crisis Intervention and Threat Assessment Team Manager – Public Safety – (21001528)
The Tufts Department of Public Safety (DPS) exists to support the goals of the university – teaching, research, and patient care – by fostering a safe and secure environment in which members of the Tufts community can learn, work and live. Whereas safety and security is a responsibility shared by the whole community, the mission is achieved by applying leadership and our unique expertise to partnerships designed to prevent loss, reduce harm, and solve problems.
The Crisis Intervention and Threat Assessment Manager will manage the Tufts University Threat Assessment and Management Program and play a key role in reframing the Department’s law enforcement response to mental health crisis. The individual will provide on-site clinical consultation for members of the Department of Public Safety; promote collaboration with university stakeholders and the community around the issue of mental health crisis intervention; provide direction and training for officers assigned to the Department’s Crisis Intervention Team; oversee case administration, gather data, create reports, help develop the Department’s CIT
policy and Pilot CIT
Program to include instruction for all Department members involving critical incident stress management, mental health first aid, and officer wellness.
Must hold independent clinical license in the mental health or social work field (LICSW/LMHC) as required by Massachusetts.
5 or more years of experience as an EAP provider or counseling or a closely related field.
Experience managing response to crisis situations, a working knowledge of psychiatric emergency services and/or trauma recovery.
Experience working as part of a case management support team;
Experience coordinating multidisciplinary responses to threats and threat assessment or similar field.
Knowledge of first responders’ functions in responding to mental health related calls and experience working directly with law enforcement; specialized training and instructor certification with a Massachusetts law enforcement academy certification and understanding working within a higher education setting or similar community.
Willingness to work with diverse population and interest in engaging with University’s anti-racism initiatives.
Special Work Schedule Requirements:
The position requires on-call availability, reporting for duty during non-work hours in cases of emergency, including occasional weekends, holidays, university closings, or states of emergency.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.