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Substance Use Disorder Liaison

Women & Children | St. Louis, MO | Full Time

Job Description

Position Title: Substance Use Disorder Liaison

General Description:

The Substance Use Disorder Liaison is part of the person-centered integrated team and works with local systems to coordinate care for individuals with behavioral health needs. 

Core Responsibilities:

Prior responsibilities of working with local systems would include but not be limited to:

  • Coordinate services and develop local systems of care for individuals with behavioral health needs who have come to the attention of law enforcement officials and court staff.
  • Participate on local law enforcement Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT) or other initiatives that assist with law enforcement in dealing with individuals with behavioral health needs. 
  • Collaborate with local partners in Mental Health Courts or other specialty or diversion courts dealing with behavioral health issues. 
  • Provide or coordinate training and consultation on behavioral health issues for law enforcement and court staff as needed.
  • In coordination with the ACI, assist law enforcement by working together in assessing individuals with behavioral health needs. 
  • In coordination with the ACI, assist those with behavioral health needs in accessing appropriate voluntary services upon referral by law enforcement or the court. 
  • In coordination with the ACI, assist law enforcement and the courts in locating substance use treatment beds for court-ordered clients. 
  • Complete all mandatory documentation, as noted by supervisor. 

Other Responsibilities:

  • Act as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Transport clients as needed. 
  • Regular attendance (except as excused). 
  • Attend quarterly meetings and periodic calls with community mental health liaisons.
  • Attend quarterly meetings and periodic conference calls with the Community Mental Health Liaisons (CMHL).
  • Attend calls with Coalition/Department of Mental Health (DMH) team. 
  • Complete referral documentation and submit report monthly to Coalition. 
  • Provide POST approved trainings for law enforcement, as available and applicable. 
  • Help guide Coalition/DMH team on other appropriate job responsibilities of a Substance Use Disorder Liaison. 
  • Attend all trainings as required by Queen of Peace Center, Accreditors, and Funders. 
  • Other duties as assigned by the Program Director. 


  • A mental health professional with one of the following certifications from the Missouri Credentialing Board: CRADC, CRAADC, CCDP, CCDP-D. 
  • A minimum of 2 years' clinical experience. 
  • Administrative, data and outcome management experience preferred. 
  • Some medical background preferred. 
  • A valid Missouri Class E driver's license.