The American Correctional Association, the oldest and largest correctional association in the world, selected Wexford Health’s Restoration to Competency (RTC) program as the recipient of its prestigious 2014 Innovation in Corrections Award.
Wexford of Indiana LLC is a member of the Wexford family of companies: a group of the nation's leading innovative correctional health care companies. Wexford provides clients with experienced management; technologically advanced services; and programs that control costs while ensuring quality of care. For more than two decades, the Wexford companies have consistently delivered proven staffing expertise and a full range of medical, behavioral health, pharmacy, utilization management, provider contracting, claims processing, and quality management services.
At Wexford of Indiana LLC, our philosophy is that health care should not be considered a luxury for anyone. We simply care for those in need and the corrections environment is our venue.
Exceptional opportunity with Corrections
Behavioral Health Specialist
New Castle Correctional Facility
New Castle, IN
This is a medium security prison that can house approximately 3200 adult male inmates. Offenders are held in both dormitory, and celled settings. The facility is divided into multiple units, a general population and annex, a segregation unit, an infirmary unit, a minimum housing unit, and a mental health unit.
Vocational programs at this facility include computer courses, building maintenance, barbering, horticulture courses, and culinary arts classes.
Inmates can also receive treatment for substance abuse, take parenting courses, receive sex offender treatment and participate in re-entry programs. Adult basic education courses and the ability to earn a GED.
The Behavioral Health Specialist is a member of the multi-disciplinary treatment team and provides clinically appropriate services under the clinical direction of a Psychologist. The Mental Health Professional will provide mental health screenings and assessments, clinical watches, treatment groups and individual sessions, as well as other clinically related activities.
The duties and responsibilities outlined herein are for payroll purposes only; employees may be assigned other duties as required.
Standard medical setting in a correctional facility, which includes daily interfacing with inmates, correctional staff, and health care personnel.
Temperature extremes may be encountered while moving throughout the facility outdoors and indoors in buildings without air conditioning.
Travel - Minimal
Licensed or license-eligible in the State of Indiana
Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Counseling, or other related mental health field required. Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, or Counseling preferred.