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Pamunkey - Licensed Mental Health Professional PRN

Description
Job Summary:
Provide a wide range of psychosocial assessments and diagnosis, counseling therapy, crisis intervention and/or case management services to patients in a correctional facility as part of an established psychosocial care program.
Essential Functions:
Collect data about patients through interview, case history, psychological test and/or observational techniques; evaluates data to identify causes of problems and or determine proper therapeutic approach or referral to other specialists.
Provide counseling, therapy, and/or psychotherapy to patients as appropriate to the position; prepares treatment and follow-up care programs, provides therapeutic crisis intervention and emergency services as required.
Consult with other practitioners and related staff, as appropriate in the performance of therapeutic and/or casework.
Document patient's activities and progress using the POMAR format; write social and/or medical summaries.
Follow up to determine reliability of treatment used; changes methods and degree of therapy when indicated.
Participate in the review of clinical issues and program policies and procedures.
Will adhere to Armor's Standards of Professional Conduct, and will incorporate and/or be supportive of Armor's four core FISH! Philosophies ? i.e. Play, Be There, Make Their Day and Choose Your Attitude.
Respond to requests from Security Staff as well as Armor Staff in accordance with Armor and Facility Guidelines. This includes following the rules and regulations for employee conduct/behavior and chain of command set forth by the command staff at all times while working within the detention/correctional facility.
Perform additional duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities Required:
Knowledge of psychological test administration, scoring and interpretation.
Interviewing and psychological/developmental evaluation skills.
Strong interpersonal and 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 progress.
Knowledge and understanding of clinical counseling principles, programs and methodology.
Education and Experience Requirements:
Master's degree in Psychology and license to diagnose OR
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
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 normally performed in a clinical setting.
Little or limited physical effort is required.
Work environment involves minimal exposure to physical risks, such as operating dangerous equipment or working with chemicals.



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