Per Diem Psychologist in Lovejoy, GA at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 7/22/2019

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Job Description

Facility: 930

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Equal Opportunity Employer.

We are seeking a contract Psychologist to provide per diem coverage at Robert A Deyton Detention Facility. 

As a Psychologist, you will serve as an active member of a multidisciplinary treatment team and as part of that team you will provide inmates with a range of mental health services. You will also intervene in crises whenever necessary with the goal of preventing escalation of those crises. It will also be part of your job as a Psychologist to provide correctional facility staff with education on how to recognize mental illness and how to prevent suicides.

 Other responsibilities of the Counselor position include: 

  • Evaluating inmates to determine whether they have a mental illness
  • Diagnosing inmates and determining the nature and extent of their disorders
  • Developing individual treatment plans
  • Providing psychotherapy treatment services, individual and group counseling
  • Providing in-service education for medical and correctional staff
  • Instructing staff and officers in crisis and suicide identification and prevention techniques
  • Evaluating detainee/inmate mental status as to the need for transfer
  • Performing rounds in the segregation unit
  • Consulting with other staff regarding mental illness and treatments
  • Supervising mental health counselors
  • Determining if somebody needs to be placed on suicide observation status
  • Participating in performance improvement activities
  • Documenting all services provided and filling out required reports and analyses
  • Consulting with the Physician or Psychiatrist as needed to determine proper care

 

 

 

Job Requirements

As a Psychologist you must be observant and proactive, particularly in recognizing escalation of inmate psychological crises and intervening before inmate becomes suicidal. You must also have strong organizational and time management skills. It is also vital for your role as a Psychologist that you display excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills and that you have the ability to function effectively as part of a team. You must also have a high degree of engagement and a sense of ownership in the facility, with the inmates and the services you provide.

Other requirements of the role include:

• Doctorate in Psychology (Ph.D. or Psy.D. or Ed.D.)
• Valid and current license to practice psychology in the state of Georgia
• At least 2 years of experience as a practicing psychologist
• Corrections experience is a plus