Mental Health Coordinator

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Job Opening: Mental Health Coordinator
Reporting Structure: Deputy Warden of Programs
Posting Date: November 15, 2022


Summary

Responsible for coordinating and implementing all sexual offender, trauma, anger management, and parenting programs. This position is also responsible for completing the PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) mental health reviews for those incarcerated persons who are at high risk for victimization or abuse. Conducts training for staff on mental health diagnosis and treatment with incarcerated persons.


Examples of Duties (Illustrative Only)

Conducts therapy groups for all sexual offenders on the general population male, female protective custody,and the male protective custody units.

Conducts therapy groups for anger management for male and female units.

Provides parenting group sessions throughout the year to male and female populations.

Conducts therapy groups for trauma survivors for male and female units.

Conducts individual therapy with mentally sexual offenders who are mandated to treatment.

Completes discharge summaries for each sexual offender who attends treatment programs along with discharge summaries for any court mandated incarcerated persons in programs.

Writes progress notes daily for each group run including topic, date and time and attaches a signature sheet for each note.

Writes monthly reports of all incarcerated persons enrolled in group and graduating programs.

Provides monthly figures to Programs Director.

Prints out graduation certificates for all incarcerated persons who completes treatment successfully and givesa copy to records for filing as well as the incarcerated persons.

Enrolls all incarcerated persons who request programs in a timely manner.

Supervises college interns within the group treatment setting and writes evaluations on progress.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies

Master’s degree or higher in Psychology or related field desired.

Psychology or Social Work license required.

Experience in conducting specialized therapeutic groups with Sexual Offenders, domestic violence offenders, transgender population, and clients who have suffered trauma.

Ability to communicate verbally and in a professional respectful manner towards the incarcerated persons population.

Ability to write discharge summaries, reports, and progress notes in a clear, concise manner.

Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.

Licenses, Registrations, Certifications, or Special Requirements: Psychology or Social Work license (LSW, LCSW, LPC, LMFT) or PsyD required.


Work Environment

Standard jail facility and office environment. Incumbent performs duties in a jail facility which may involves sitting and walking at will, walking/standing and/or sitting for long periods, lifting/ carrying heavy objects, crouching/kneeling, bending at the waist, close and far vision, reaching, handling/ grasping/fingering objects, hearing sounds/communication. Incumbent is frequently exposed to the hazards associated with jail operations, such as potentially violent individuals and communicable disease.


Physical Demands

NEVER OCCASIONALLY (0-30%) FREQUENTLY (31-60%) CONTINUOUSLY (61-100%)
LIFTING OR CARRYING
1-10 LBS X
11-20 LBS X
21-40 LBS X
41-60 LBS X
61 OR MORE LBS X
PUSHING OR PULLING
1-40 LBS X
41-60 LBS X
61 OR MORE LBS X
BENDING OR STOOPING X
REACHING ABOVE SHOULDER LEVEL X
DRIVING AUTOMATIC EQUIP. VEHICLES X
WORKING WITH MACHINERY X
CLIMBING X
WALKING X
STANDING X
SITTING X
WORKING IN EXTREME TEMPERATURES X

Delaware County provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, membership in an employee organization, political affiliation, or status as a veteran in the recruitment, selection, or hiring of its workforce. Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during the application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. EEO/AA


Contact

To apply, please fill out the online application form.



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