Licensed Master Social Worker or Counselor

Camp Verde, Arizona   |     Regular Full Time    |     Job ID:18228


Wexford Health

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POSITION:            Licensed Master Social Worker or Counselor
SCHEDULE:         Full-Time 
FACILITY:             Yavapai County Jail
LOCATION:          Camp Verde, AZ

A Job Should be MORE than just a paycheck.

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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.

We’re proud to offer a competitive benefits package including:

  • Annual review with performance increase
  • Generous paid-time off program that combines vacation and sick leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Comprehensive health insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Dental and Vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement saving plans
  • Company-paid short-term disability
  • Healthcare and dependent care spending account
Under the direct supervision of the Health Services Administrator or clinical supervisor, the incumbent provides services to patients requiring mental health interventions. Duties include assessment, consultation, liaison, and psychotherapeutic interventions, suicide and self-harm evaluations and safety protocols. He/she communicates clinical findings in writing, as well as through consultation with Mental Health and other healthcare unit staff. May utilize electronic medical record system as applicable throughout the scope of duties and responsibilities.

1. Provides screenings and assessments for treatment needs of patients referred by medical, counseling, security, or other site staff.
2. Provides crisis intervention counseling, brief therapy and group therapy as indicated for facility patients.
3. Authorizes the removal of suicide or self harm precautions, as well as approval of a less frequent monitoring level.
4. Provides consultation on mental health issues to the facility medical staff.
5. Provides staff training to site personnel on mental health issues including the function of the Crisis Team and how to access its services.
6. Monitors the provisions of crisis services to include review of documentation for accuracy, completeness and fulfillment of facility directives and procedures.
7. Monitors the condition and treatment needs of special patient populations (e.g., guilty but mentally ill or patients receiving anti-psychotic medication) as determined necessary by facility or agency directive or local policy.
8. Maintains required documentation on all mental health contacts to include submission of a monthly summary report.
9. Where applicable, provides psychological services for those patients who need to be transferred to Mental Health facilities. Services to include work up and any court hearing testimony needed.
10. Provides services in compliance with all jail and Wexford Health directives and policies.
11. Provides staff training in areas related to mental health issues such as signs and symptoms of mental illness, management of mentally ill patients, crisis intervention and related topics.
12. Provides re-entry psycho-educational services to mentally ill patients returning to the community upon discharge.
13. Completes comprehensive psychosocial history on each admission and prepares and updates treatment plans.
14. Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings.
15. Upon receiving the necessary training and/or instruction, performs other duties as required or assigned.

The following requirements list the minimum to qualify. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.
LICENSURE:  Current Arizona license as a Counselor or Social Worker.
CERTIFICATION: Current CPR Certification
EDUCATION: Masters degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work or related field.
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:  Prior correctional experience preferred.
Two years’ post-degree clinical experience preferred.
Prior experience with use of electronic medical record system preferred.





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