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Part-Time Mental Health Professional

at Quality Correctional Health Care

Posted: 3/13/2019
Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: 1003143
Keywords: mental health

Job Description

  • 15-Feb-2019 to 16-Dec-2019 (CST)
  • Talladega, AL, USA
  • Part Time

Position Summary: The Mental Health Professional is responsible for interviewing inmates who are on suicide watch, assessing suicide risk, referring to attending physician when appropriate and triaging other mental health requests from medical and correctional staff.

Duties and Responsibilities - 20 hours per week
Utilize therapeutic interventions to assist identified inmates during their incarceration
Coordinate with medical and correctional personnel to provide optimized care
Render accurate diagnosis or diagnostic impression based on information obtained during initial mental health assessment and subsequent sessions (if license allows)
Conduct psychosocial evaluations and mental status exams
Develop, with client's assistance, an individualized treatment plan and monitor client's progress utilizing the treatment plan
Keep up-to-date, concise, and accurate documentation
Assure prompt and appropriate response in emergency situations
Incorporate discharge planning techniques into sessions, such as providing outside resources and referrals as needed
Other duties as assigned by the Corporate Mental Health Director and the On-Site Health Services Administrator


Job Requirements

Education, Skills and Competencies
Master's degree or equivalent in Counseling, Social Work or related field
Current, valid license in field
Highly esteemed in moral and ethical character
Maintains firm boundaries in therapeutic relationships
Ability to establish and maintain rapport with clients
Maintains annual continuing education requirements
Able to utilize a teamwork approach