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Mental Health Professional Job



Job Number: 78994789357

Location: Belleville, IL

Date Posted: 8-10-2017

Wexford Health Sources, one of the nation's leading innovative correctional health care companies, provides clients with experienced management and technologically advanced services, combined with programs that control costs while ensuring quality.  For nearly two decades, Wexford Health has 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 Health 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.

Wexford Health has an exceptional opportunity for a Mental Health Professional to join our team of healthcare professionals at Saint Clair County Jail in Belleville, IL.  

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Mental Health Professional is part of the multi-disciplinary treatment team and works directly with inmates providing therapeutic services within mental health programs and units.  An employee in this title plans and conducts a variety of specifically assigned therapeutic client activities and provides supervision and leadership of activities appropriate to the program involved.  Activities are correlated with client needs, and are designed to help achieve self-adjustment and clinical stabilization.

 

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Plans and conducts a variety of specifically assigned client activities appropriate to the designated program.
  2. Provides leadership for one or more groups of clients in one phase of the total therapeutic activities program.
  3. Evaluates clients' capabilities and prepares recommendations on placement of clients in activity programs.
  4. Assists in maintaining administrative and clinical records.
  5. Requests supplies and equipment needed for assigned activities.
  6. Provides individual instruction for clients as required.
  7. Performs all duties and activities per the Behavioral Health Policies and Procedures and Health Services Bulletins.
  8. Performs related work as required.

The duties and responsibilities outlined herein are for payroll purposes only and are not all-inclusive; employees may be assigned other duties as required. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands that are described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential duties are routinely performed in a general office and clinical environment.  Duties may require work at a station/desk and entail paperwork, use of computers, fax machines, copiers, and other business machines and medical equipment.  Essential duties may require the following physical demands: may be required to lift and/or move persons, carts, emergency equipment or other objects; vision to read printed materials and computer screen; walking; reaching; carrying; stooping; bending; squatting; balancing; prolonged sitting; handling (hand movement); hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone; intellectual skills including short and long term memory, abstract reasoning, and decision making.

Must be able to ambulate throughout the facility for extended periods of time; specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus; must be able to clearly communicate orally and via written and typed correspondence and notes using various forms, records, charts, and electronic media.

This position may require rotating assignments, operating on a 24 hour a day, 7 days a week schedule where employee is subject to working non-traditional hours, either voluntarily or via mandate, on occasion as needed.

Employee may be exposed to a challenging environment, which may include exposure to bloodborne and airborne pathogens, verbal and physical assault, and loud noises.

The duties and responsibilities outlined herein are for payroll purposes only; employees may be assigned other duties as required.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

Standard medical setting within a correctional facility, which includes daily interfacing with inmate patients, 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

LICENSING: None required

CERTIFICATION: Current CPR certification.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Social Work or related field

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Knowledge of the principles and practices of therapeutic activity programs; have ability to plan, organize, direct, and participate in recreation/leisure activities; and have ability to prepare, set-up and maintain equipment related to therapeutic activities.

OTHER PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

EOE/M/F/D/V


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