Mental Health Services Director

Lincoln, Illinois   |     Regular Full Time    |     Job ID:18125


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POSITION: Mental Health Services Director 
SCHEDULE: Full-Time 
FACILITY: Logan Correctional Center
LOCATION: Lincoln, IL 
A Job Should be MORE than just a paycheck.
Wexford Health Sources, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest correctional health care providers.  Over the past 30 years, our team of dedicated clinical professionals has helped literally millions of justice-involved patients receive life-changing medical and mental health services.
The majority of our patients come from marginalized or impoverished backgrounds.  In many cases, our doctors, nurses, and behavioral health professionals represent the patient’s first experience with quality, compassionate health care.
We heal and rehabilitate thousands of incarcerated patients every day.
When you join Wexford Health, you do more than just further your career.
You also become part of a team-a family-whose mission is to care for patients that cannot care for themselves.
You change lives.
You make a difference.
If you are looking for a position that empowers you to do MORE… then look at Wexford Health.
Wexford Health offers a competitive benefits package including:
  • Performance check-ins with annual merit increase
  • Generous paid-time off program that combines vacation and sick leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Comprehensive health insurance through BlueCross BlueShield
  • Dental and Vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement saving plan with match
  • Company-paid short-term disability
  • Healthcare and dependent care spending account
  • Continuing education options


Provides guidance, direction, training and clinical supervision to all Mental Health Professionals (MHPs), except for psychiatrists, within the facility of responsibility. Ensures that said Staff are compliant with all applicable agency, facility and Wexford Health Sources (WHS) policies and procedures, corporate protocols and ethical and professional standards. Provide clinical screenings and assessments for treatment needs of offenders referred by medical, counseling, security, or other center staff.
  • Provides direct supervision of site Mental Health staff including hiring, scheduling, assigning duties, evaluating performance, disciplining, adjusting grievances and discharging.
  • Provides input on proposals for collective bargaining.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with Wardens, Assistant Wardens, Health Care Unit Administrators, Mental Health Administrators and other (IDOC) facility management officials.
  • Responds in a timely manner to requests for information or assistance
  • Serves as a resource to the Wexford Health Chief of Psychiatry relative to non-clinical aspects of psychiatric and telepsychiatric services at IDOC facilities.
  • Participates in Regional Team meetings and teleconferences as requested.
  • Ensures the Vice-President of Operations, Regional Mental Health Director, Regional Mental Health Administrators, Chief Psychiatrist and applicable IDOC Administrative staff are apprised of all critical mental health-related incidents or developments at assigned facilities.
  • Attends Quality Improvement meetings and is a member as assigned or requested.
  • Collects data and generate reports as required or requested.
  • Ensures clinical and facility-based orientation of newly employed MHPs.
  • Ensures MHPs have a satisfactory understanding of all applicable Administrative and Institutional Directives, ACA/NCCHC Standards, and Wexford Health Behavioral Health protocols.
  • Conducts no less than quarterly in-service training for all MHPs regarding clinical issues of concern to IDOC Director of Mental Health, facility and WHS administrators or the MHPs themselves.
  • Provides guidance and direction to MHPs relative to Crisis Intervention Team training and leadership.
  • Assists MHPs in the development and operation of psychoeducational and psychotherapy groups.
  • Offers assistance and support to MHPs in their preparation for mental health monitoring visits, internal and external audits, and peer reviews.
  • Ensures MHPs develop and maintain effective and efficient mental health delivery record-keeping and data management systems.
  • Performs other related duties as required or assigned.


The following requirements list the minimum to qualify. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.

LICENSING: Must be licensed as a Clinical Psychologist in Illinois
CERTIFICATION: Current CPR Certification—Accepted: 

  • American Red Cross  
  • American Heart Association 
  • American Safety and Health Institute 
EDUCATION: Doctoral level degree in Psychology
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Previous corrections experience is a plus as well as previous management or administrative experience.


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