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LEAD MENTAL HEALTH CASE WORKER in Karnes City, TX at The GEO Group, Inc.

Date Posted: 5/13/2022

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Job Description

Facility: KARNES COUNTY FAMILY RESIDENTIAL CENTER

Salary: $85,000.00 annually

Bonus (if applicable): 

H&W: N/A This position is eligible to receive a Health & Welfare Benefit Rate per hour on all hours paid up to 40 hours per week and not to exceed 2,080 hours per year.

Shift:

Benefits: Full-time employees will enjoy a competitive benefits package for an energized workforce with options for you and your family including:

• Paid time off        • Paid holidays         • 401(k)
• 401(k) matching      • Health Insurance        • Dental Insurance
• Vision Insurance       • Life Insurance          • Flexible spending account
• Health savings account    • Tuition Reimbursement     • Reduced tuition rates
• Employee discount     • Employee assistance program • Pet insurance
• Disability Insurance     • Paid training           • Other benefits available

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Are you looking for a career you can feel good about? We hire only those that strive to do their best. By joining our family, you'll receive the honor and recognition that comes with working for the industry's global leader in evidenced based rehabilitation.

Who We Are:

GEO provides complementary, turnkey solutions for numerous government partners worldwide across a spectrum of diversified correctional and community reentry services. From the development of state-of-the-art facilities and the provision of management services and evidence-based rehabilitation to the post-release reintegration and supervision of individuals in the community, GEO offers fully diversified, cost-effective services that deliver enhanced quality and improved outcomes.

Why Work for GEO:

  • At GEO, we believe that diversity in our workforce and the inclusion of a variety of views, perspectives, and backgrounds are integral parts of our company's success.
  • We believe that work is more than a place you go every day. It is about being inspired and motivated to achieve extraordinary things.
  • Employee benefits play an important role in making The GEO Group a great place to work. At GEO, we believe in the three pillars of employee wellbeing: physical, emotional, and financial. With comprehensive benefits and competitive wages, we trust that you will find all the resources you need here to be successful.

Summary

This position serves as a liaison between Mental Health Case Workers and the Psychologist to supervise, organize and motivate peers and provide guidance and support as appropriate.  This position assesses residents from a psychosocial perspective and provides ongoing assistance with benefits, community and hospital resources, family work and education.  Conducts psychoeducational groups and maintains communication links between the treatment clinic providers, families, guardians, medical department and community providers.  This position also coordinates all aspects of discharges.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Monitors and assists in the maintenance of the mental health case workers assessment schedule
  • Ensure that initial and annual psychosocial, admission and discharge progress notes, consent forms, and monthly communication logs are complete.
  • Participates in the performance improvement and quality review process.
  • Coordinates internal and external trainings for peers.
  • Assist with updating policies and procedures to include forms relating to visitation, disposition board, psychosocial and discharge planning.
  • Assists with or delegate coverage for team meetings.
  • Works closely with the Psychologist to coordinate teamwork between both disciplines.
  • Communicate concerns related to the department to the Health Services Administrator in a manner that is team-spirited, positive and productive.
  • Assists with comprehensive therapeutic services and completes psychosocial summary
  • Develops and implements interventions for barriers to discharge, documents all direct and collateral contacts into the medical record, advocates and negotiates internal and external systems on behalf of the resident within the scope of clinical training and consistent with professional standards
  • Seeks to enhance the capacity of residents to address their own need Utilize all resident contact as opportunities for therapeutic intervention
  • Cooperates with colleagues to serve the well-being of the residents. Participates in and contributes to decisions that affect the well-being of the residents. Seeks the advice and counsel of colleagues when it is in the best interests of residents.  Attends department meetings and participates actively in problem solving and idea sharing within department.
  • Applies sensitivity to cultural diversity issues, treats residents as an individual, and considers the culture of the residents when providing care and treatment.
  • Applies knowledge about care and treatment needs to residents of different ages. Provides individualized care and treatment that is consistent with/sensitive to the age and life span developmental needs of each resident.
  • Assists in the improvement of the facility’s service delivery.
  • Performs psychoeducational groups as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Social Work or Mental Health Counseling from an accredited college or university.
  • Three (3) years applicable experience in a mental health setting preferred.
  • Knowledge of the DSM, the chronically mentally ill and community resources.
  • Above average interpersonal skills. Must be able to communicate effectively with all levels within the facility, in addition to a variety of outside customers with varying interests.
  • Excellent writing skills. Must be able to thoroughly and effectively document all work performed in the position.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.

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