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Mental Health Counselor/Clinician, P/T

La Junta, Colorado
Job Type
Full Time
11 Sep 2021

Clinically-Focused, Patient-Centered, Evidence-Based

When you join our health services team as a provider, nurse, or mental health professional, you are able to focus on what led you into health care to begin with providing quality, patient centered care while building a successful career.

At CoreCivic , our mental health teams make lasting changes in the lives of offenders, as we set the standards of care in the industry. This is your opportunity to make a satisfying career even more rewarding. CoreCivic is currently seeking licensed professional counselors or licensed clinical social workers who have a passion for providing the highest quality care in an institutional setting. In some areas these professions are also referred to as mental health therapist, mental health counselor, or psychology associate. In our organization, these professionals are placed in the position of Mental Health Coordinator, PT to plan and provide clinical mental health services of a non-medical nature in the facility. Coordinates and directs activities of personnel engaged in providing mental health services to inmates/residents. This is a part-time position that regularly works less than 30 hours per week.

The successful candidate should be able to perform ALL of the following functions at a pace and level of performance consistent with the actual job performance requirements.
  1. Conducts mental health screenings and assessments based on review of available records, and clinical interviews with inmates.
  2. As part of a mental health team, confers with other clinical staff, e.g., psychiatrists, psychologists, mental health service provider's physicians, nurse, and social workers, in order to gather and provide information concerning patient psychological problems, to ensure treatment activities are well integrated and patient care follow-through occurs.
  3. Provides treatment to inmates by developing, implementing and modifying individual treatment plans based on evaluation of needs and level of functioning.
  4. Documents treatment and evaluation activities in the health care record for each person seen.
  5. Consults with and makes appropriate recommendations to multidisciplinary staff (e.g., security staff, unit staff, and facility management) regards behavior and mental health issues affecting inmates.
  6. Demonstrated a thorough knowledge of psychological counseling theory and techniques by way of treatments and activities used for individuals in caseload.
  7. Provides appropriate mental health assessments, counseling and confrontation avoidance interventions to address the needs of inmates in crisis.
  8. Administrators mental status exams or uses other psychological tests and instruments as necessary to evaluate inmates' treatment, adjustment and placement needs.
More about CoreCivic!

Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee with over 70 facilities nationwide, CoreCivic is the leader in partnership corrections with a growing presence in:
  • CoreCivic Safety, we operate safe, secure facilities that provide high quality services and effective reentry programs that enhance public safety.
  • CoreCivic Properties, we offer innovative and flexible real estate solutions that provide value to government and the people they serve.
  • CoreCivic Community, we deliver proven and innovative practices in settings that help people obtain employment, successful reintegrate into society and keep communities safe.
    With opportunities in correctional security, education, and healthcare, CoreCivic has a position that's perfect for you.

    Each CoreCivic facility is like a small town. Our correctional facilities feature kitchens, dining halls, places of worship, classrooms, vocational training centers, health care clinics, recreational areas, housing units, administrative offices and more. Working together, we provide hundreds of services and perform countless tasks every day. Teamwork is a way of life for CoreCivic employees and how we are able to provide the industry's highest quality safety and security around the clock.

    Position has a pay rate of $55,000 - $62,810

    2021 CoreCivic Benefits Overview (Safety non-SCA facilities)
    • Graduate from an accredited college or university with a master's degree in social work, psychology, mental health counseling or a degree in a related clinical area.
    • Five years clinical experience which includes two years in a comparable job position required.
    • Must possess appropriate current LPC, LCSW or Registered Psychotherapist certification or licensing.
    • A valid driver's license is preferred, unless required by contract or applicable statute.
    • Minimum age requirement: Must be at least 21 years of age.
    CoreCivic is a Drug Free Workplace & EOE M/F/Vets/Disabled
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    • Job Reference: 370756964-2
    • Date Posted: 11 September 2021
    • Employer: CoreCivic
    • Location: La Junta, Colorado
    • Salary: On Application
    • Sector: Mental Health, Other
    • Job Type: Full Time