MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR in Del Rio, TX at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 8/26/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Del Rio, TX
  • Date Posted:
    8/26/2019

Job Description

Facility: VAL VERDE CORRECTIONAL CENTER

Compensation Base: 

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer.



Summary

This position provides mental health screening and counseling services to inmates and detainees for the facility and makes recommendations for additional care to the psychology staff.



Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Initiates the intake and orientation of newly arrived inmates and detainees and participates in the initial classification and formulation of their treatment plan.
  • Refers cases to psychology staff as needed.
  • Initiates all inmate and detainees transfers, discharges, and releases.
  • Identifies inmates’ and detainees’ needs and concerns and initiates problem identification and problem solving techniques.
  • Assists inmates and detainees plan a program for reentry into the community emphasizing identification of inmate work skills, interpersonal relationships, leisure activities, life skills, communication etc.
  • Provides emotional support and encouragement to inmates and inmate’s families.
  • Communicates and coordinates activities with other staff members as part of the interdisciplinary treatment team.
  • Maintains contact with outside agencies, community resources, employees, volunteers, etc. to implement rehabilitative and/or social services programs to inmates.
  • Assists with individual treatment by evaluating patient’s functioning, conducting interviews, gathering historical, legal and/or technical data in order to determine and implement the most effective type of intervention.
  • Participates in quality assurance review activities.
  • Maintains detailed case records and official reports on inmates. Charts and reviews treatment provided; makes recommendations and refers to psychiatrist, psychologist, medical staff and chaplains as needed. Maintains statistics on number and types of inmates seen. 
  • Reviews records, psychological evaluations and social history assessments. Interviews inmates to present relevant Mental Health information profiles.  Serves as a member of the Review and Classifications Boards to provide Mental Health information as it pertains to inmate housing and work assignments.
  • Completes reports as necessary.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Job Requirements



Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s degree in psychology or social work complimented with two (2) years case work and counseling experience. Professional Mental Health License in the State of Texas is required. 
  • Experience working with an offender population is highly desired.
  • Must be mature, professional, cooperative and empathetic to the program needs of the facility and the inmates.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.