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Part Time Psychologist in Chester, PA at The GEO Group, Inc.

Date Posted: 10/13/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Chester, PA
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    10/13/2021

Job Description

Facility: CHESTER MENTAL HEALTH I

Compensation Base: 

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer.



Summary

Evaluates patients for mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.  Diagnoses disorders and determines the appropriate course of treatment.  Responsible for directing and coordinating mental health functions as well as supervising and training staff members.

This role will be working with the "ROC" (Restoration of Competency) Program at the Chester Reentry Center. 



Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs psychological evaluation on patients population for mental, emotional and behavioral disorders. Diagnoses disorders, including nature and extent.  Determines the appropriate course of treatment.
  • Evaluates patients’ mental status as to the need for transfer.
  • Provides psychotherapy counseling to treat illness or distress.
  • Possesses a complete awareness of psychotropic medications, but cannot prescribe.
  • Instructs staff and officers in suicide identification and subsequent prevention techniques.
  • Provides in-service education for medical and correctional staff as required. Performs and trains staff on crisis intervention techniques.
  • Performs administrative duties in keeping accurate records of detainee/inmate contact, documenting all services provided, filling out required reports and analyses as required.
  • Consults with the Physician or Psychiatrist as needed for the proper health care needs of the patient.
  • Participates in review of the quality of care provided.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Job Requirements



Minimum Requirements

  • D, Psy.D, or EdD in Psychology from an accredited university.
  • Current license in Psychology in the state of Pennsylvania, or licensure/certification in accordance with contract requirements. (Current copy of license must be on file at the facility at all times.)
  • Two (2) years of correctional work experience is preferred.