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PSYCHOLOGIST in Winton, NC at The GEO Group, Inc.

Date Posted: 1/4/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Winton, NC
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    1/4/2021

Job Description

Facility: RIVERS CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

Compensation Base: 

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Summary

Evaluates detainees/inmates 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.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs psychological evaluation on detainee/inmate population for mental, emotional and behavioral disorders. Diagnoses disorders, including nature and extent. Determines the appropriate course of treatment.
  • Evaluates detainees/inmates 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 detainee/inmate.
  • Participates in review of the quality of care provided.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a mental health related field such as Psychology, Counseling, or Social Work.
  • State licensure as a Clinical Social Worker or Mental Health Counselor (if claiming license eligibility, applicant must be able to provide proper documentation). Licensed interns may be considered based on client requirements.
  • 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.