Mental Health Professional

POSITION: Mental Health Professional

SCHEDULE: Full-Time / Part-Time / Per Diem

LOCATION: ALABAMA DOC

 

 

Wexford Health Sources, Inc. is a member of the Wexford family: a group of the nation's leading innovative correctional health care companies.  At Wexford Health Sources, Inc., 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.

  

POSITION SUMMARY

  • Provides advanced psychological services in individual and group counseling sessions to assist individuals in achieving more effective personal and social development as well as institutional adjustment.
  • Consults with and offers feedback to ADOC staff in classification, records, administration, and security in conveying inmate information related to level of functioning and program eligibility.
  • Responds to legitimate requests with the approval of the inmate for information, such as from Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Half-way Houses, and Social Security Administration as well as transfer requests, progress reviews, and inquiries by institutional staff, while following appropriate guidelines regarding case management and ensuring the proper assignment of inmates to programs.
  • Plans and administers therapeutic treatment such as counseling, behavior modification and psychosocial education to assist inmates in managing their mental disorders and other interpersonal or environmental problems.
  • Prepares inmates for release via treatment, schedules follow-up appointments for the inmate with their local county mental health center, ensures that appropriate staff counsels inmate on medication issues as relevant, assist the inmate when needed to obtain shelter and/or social services.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

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

LICENSING: Licensed in the State of Alabama by the Board of Examiners in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work or Behavior Analyst Certification Board

CERTIFICATION: Current CPR certification

EDUCATION: Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work or Counseling from an APA accredited school

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

  • Two years’ experience in a mental health/correctional setting preferred
  • Experience conducting assessments; writing and modifying goal-directed, individualized treatment plans; and monitoring and documenting individual behavior patterns
  • Familiarity with diagnostic nomenclature outlined in the most recent Diagnostic and Statistical Manual required

 

BENEFITS

Wexford Health offers a competitive benefits package including:

  • Performance check-ins with annual merit increase (if applicable)
  • 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
  • Company-paid short-term disability
  • Healthcare and dependent care spending account
  • Continuing education options

 

EOE/M/F/D/V