As a Licensed Mental Health Professional working in a correctional facility, your responsibilities include conducting intake evaluations, providing therapeutic interventions and suicide prevention techniques, and developing treatment plans for inmates. You will also be responsible for monitoring the clinical needs of inmates on your caseload, providing staff training on mental health topics, and documenting all findings in accordance with company and facility policies. Your role is critical in ensuring that inmates receive appropriate mental health services and care while incarcerated.
-Conduct screening, assessments, and triages for inmates referred by security, healthcare staff, and other community sources, and provide appropriate recommendations for their level of care.
-Develop and recommend treatment plans, conduct essential treatment services such as psychoeducational and transitional groups, and provide suicide prevention interventions and management techniques.
-Respond to sick call requests, provide medication adherence, and coordinate with prescribing providers for medication evaluations.
-Provide crisis intervention, oversee the clinical needs of patients on caseload, and participate in treatment team multidisciplinary meetings and administrative meetings.
-Provide staff training on relevant mental health topics, document all findings in the patient's health record, and ensure compliance with facility and company policies and procedures.
Qualifications & Requirements
-Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or Other Related Mental Health discipline
-One (1) or more years of experience in a Mental Health treatment program, preferably in a Correctional or Hospital setting
-Unrestricted, current license in the State of practice – e.g. LCSW, LMFT, LPC, LMHC, Psychologist - Must maintain all licensures, certifications, continuing educational requirements, etc.