Mental Health Therapist - Waverly
Armor Correctional Health Services, Inc. Waverly, VA
- Posted: over a month ago
Provide a wide range of psychosocial assessments and preliminary diagnostic impressions, counseling therapy, crisis intervention and/or case management services to patients in a correctional facility as part of an established multidisciplinary treatment team and behavioral health program.
- Interviewing and psychological/developmental evaluation skills.
- Strong interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills.
- Knowledge of a range of counseling and therapeutic techniques.
- Ability to apply behavioral health counseling methods and techniques.
- Knowledge of clinical operations and procedures.
- Ability to evaluate the progress of therapeutic programs and to make individual modifications.
- Ability to observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions and treatment progress.
- Knowledge and understanding of clinical counseling principles, programs, and methodology.
- Ability to follow Armor policies and procedures and adhere to state regulatory standards.
Education and Experience Requirements:
- Masters degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or related field and qualified to provide a preliminary diagnostic impression OR
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) or Certified Addictions Professional (CAP)
- Current State License
- Current CPR certification
- Other relevant professional experiences or educational backgrounds will be considered as deemed appropriate. However, when licensure is required by local, state, federal or contractual guidelines, we will not alter our position on those requirements.
Working Conditions and Physical Effort:
- Work is performed in a clinical setting; however, patient care can occur via multiple designated facility locations.
- May have exposure to acute mentally ill and potentially aggressive patients
- Mobility and ability to bend and reach during an 8-12 hour day. Able to lift a minimum of 20 pounds. Visual and auditory acuity sufficient to evaluate, intervene, treat, and record client health care needs. Fine motor skills for legible and accurate charting, daily correspondence and presentation, either manually or orally. Work endurance ability to work 8-12 hour shifts with a meal break, as possible. Routine 8-12 hour shifts. Hours and days off may vary. Extra hours may be required. Work assignment locations may vary.
- Work environment involves exposure to conditions such as fumes, noxious odors, dust, mists, and gases; contagious or infectious diseases or hazardous chemicals and potentially dangerous situations that may require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.