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MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL in Lawton, OK at The GEO Group, Inc.

Date Posted: 6/27/2022

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Job Description

Facility: LAWTON CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

Salary: up to $75,296 Annually

Bonus (if applicable):

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 to join a company where you can make a real difference? If you are passionate about people and believe that everyone deserves the highest quality of mental healthcare, we have the role for you! You will be responsible for providing a full range of mental health outpatient services such as initial assessment, treatment planning, supportive counseling, case management, aftercare planning, group psychotherapy, suicide risk assessment, and crisis intervention. Keep reading to get to know us and learn what we have to offer.  

Join A Community That Cares

Joining GEO means contributing to our mission to provide the best rehabilitation and community reintegration programs and services to those in our care. GEO is a place for professional growth, exploration, creativity, and valuable interpersonal relationships. Interested in achieving extraordinary things? Send in your application. Every one of our employees makes us who we are.

We're looking for individuals from different backgrounds

Building an inclusive culture where every employee can perform to their maximum potential is the center of GEO’s employee value proposition. Our success is based on diversity in our workforce and the inclusion of eclectic perspectives, ideas, and backgrounds. Everyone is encouraged to apply. Here’s to unlimited ideas, increased productivity, and innovative solutions! 

In this role, you will: 

  • Conduct mental health interviews, screenings, and evaluations to determine appropriate mental health services and treatment plans to address specific mental health needs.
  • Provide supportive mental health services: brief individual counseling, group counseling (process or psycho-educational), and specialty group counseling (anger management, coping skills, end of sentence, life term, etc.).
  • Provide case management services to ensure continuity of ongoing service delivery.
  • Prepare all related mental health documentation following applicable organizational and state standards in a clear, thorough, and timely manner.
  • Consult with Security, Medical, Classification and other departments as needed.
  • Respond to psychological emergencies and provide crisis intervention (involuntary hospitalization, placement under observation due to suicide risk, or inability to adjust within general population due to symptoms of mental illness).
  • Conduct post-release planning and communicate with community based mental health facilities for referral and continuity of care.

Job Requirements



Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s degreed as a mental health clinician who has full licensure, provisional licensure, or registered intern status as a mental health provider.
  • One (1) year experience providing mental health services in an institutional setting is preferred.
  • Ability to work in crisis situations in a professional and mature manner.
  • Strong counseling and motivational skills.
  • Must be able to work individual and in a team environment.
  • Above average verbal and writing skills.
  • Must be able to develop clear and concise reports in a timely manner.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.

Please note licensed interns may be considered based on our client's requirements. To be considered, you must have a clinical supervisor who has been approved by the state board. 

Ideally, you should have experience providing mental health services in an institutional setting for at least one year. 

Physical Requirements

In this position, you will frequently divide your time between sitting and walking. Candidates should also be able to occasionally: lift, carry, push, or pull up to 40 lbs.; stand, bend, stoop, and reach above shoulder level.