Advocates

Mental Health Clinician - Correctional Services

US-MA-West Boylston
Job ID
2017-3818
Type
Regular Full-Time
Number of Hours Per Week
40

Overview

Advocates is seeking driven, open-minded professionals to offer clinical and mental support to inmates.  The Mental Health Clinician provides evaluations and assessments to all inmates in a correctional setting. 

 

Advocates promotes a healthy work-life balance and offers many generous perks of employment and room for advancement.  We are a strong-knit community that values the ideas and contributions of our staff.

 

Are you ready to make a difference?

Responsibilities

  • Provide comprehensive clinical assessments including inmates placed on suicide watch and those inmates who submit sick call slips.
  • Provide ongoing evaluation and psychological monitoring of all inmates on psychiatric medication.
  • Screen inmates for possible mental health conditions.
  • Respond to crisis calls from jail staff and/or family members.
  • Attend daily triage meetings.
  • Maintain necessary documentation to include, assessments, watch forms, medication verification sheets, file notes, and treatment plans.
  • Assist with segregation, restraint, and Department of Correction evaluations.

 

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in related counseling field and at least one year of relatable experience.
  • Current independent license with the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Social Work (LICSW) or Mental Health Counseling (LMHC).
  • Must have working knowledge of current version of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
  • Basic computer knowledge.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Must hold a valid driver's license and have access to an operational and insured vehicle.
  • Strongly prefer a candidate that will have a demonstrated understanding of and competence in serving culturally diverse populations.

 

Advocates is an EOE/D/F/M/V.

 

Why Should I Consider a Career in Human Services?

Our Team members are dedicated to engaging and empowering individuals by forming lasting relationships, collaboratively achieving personal goals, offering creative solutions to everyday and complex situations, and actively listening.  We exercise independent judgement and contribute to the overall success and benefit of the Team.

 

Is Human Services a Fit for Me?

Successful Team members are open-minded, eager and compassionate, and will exercise solid, independent judgement while fostering trustworthy relationships with the individuals that we serve.  We put the individual first.

 

Keywords: correctional therapy, correctional counsel, inmate counsel, prison counsel

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