Mental Health Counselor at Nevada County Jail
Location: Nevada City
Posted on: March 14, 2023
Wellpath is the premier provider of localized, high-quality, compassionate care to vulnerable patients in challenging clinical environments. We deliver medical and behavioral healthcare through a family of local and state providers in correctional facilities, inpatient and residential treatment facilities, forensic treatment facilities, civil commitment centers and community care centers. Wellpath employs nearly 14,500 professionals at over 550 facilities in 34 states across America and Australia, and cares for nearly 250,000 patients each day. Wellpath is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority, Female, Disabled, Veteran, Sexual Orientation.
Everything we do is about taking care of people - our patients, people and partners. Our talented, compassionate family of dedicated mental health professionals thrive in the correctional environment, supported by a multi-disciplinary team to deliver hope and healing to those who need it most. 'Our Why' is "To provide quality care to every patient with compassion, collaboration and innovation." We strive to "Always Do The Right Thing!"
It is estimated that at least 30-40% of our patients experience a mental health challenge. Wellpath counselors are given the opportunity to significantly impact the lives of these individuals. Our counselors are encouraged to contribute to developing programs and implementing innovations that improve mental health service delivery. Individuals who enjoy working in a fast-paced environment with acutely ill patients will find this work stimulating and challenging. Wellpath's national presence opens the door to career growth opportunities even if/when an individual moves to another part of the country. In addition to growth opportunities as a facility or regional leader, there are additional professional development opportunities in operations, continuous quality improvement, compliance, and business development.
About this role:
Wellpath mental health counselor jobs may also include job titles such as: Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), or Mental Health Professional. Please check with our recruiter to see if you are the right fit. License-eligible individuals are encouraged to inquire about opportunities for those working towards licensure.
Wellpath mental health counselors serve our mission of providing hope and healing by delivering compassionate, ethical, and quality care to patients in correctional (jails and prisons) and hospital settings. Our mental health staff have a unique opportunity for professional growth and make a significant difference in the lives of many through their work with diverse populations.
Additional Details: $50.00-62.00 What you bring to the table:
Ideal candidates for this position enjoy working in a fast-paced environment as part of a team dedicated to improving the lives of the individuals in our care. They display strong therapeutic boundaries and clinical skills, communicate effectively verbally and in writing, and are passionate about improving the well-being of a vulnerable population.
Master's degree or higher in a behavioral/social science field from an accredited college or university
Coursework and professional experience that indicates knowledge of mental health counseling, group and individual psychotherapy, diagnosing and treatment of mental disorders, psychological assessment techniques, crisis intervention, and mental health consultation.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Psy.D. (Doctor of Psychology), Ph.D. or similar licensure from the state in which services are being provided. License-eligible individuals are encouraged to inquire about opportunities for those working towards licensure.
Current CPR Certification
Any other certifications (such as First Aid) required by contract
What you will do:
Work as part of a multidisciplinary team in a jail, prison, or hospital to provide direct clinical care and consultation services in accordance with the company policies and procedures, policies and procedures of the institution, and in accordance with the ethical standards of relevant professional organizations (e.g., NASW, APA).
Be responsible for delivering a variety of mental health services which may include individual and group treatment, intake evaluations, crisis intervention, assessment, and post-release planning.
Gain an understanding of relevant accreditation standards, work with both facility staff and outside support agencies to facilitate patient treatment, and provide consultation and training as needed to staff on issues relevant to suicide prevention and the prevention and treatment of psychological disorders.
Our investment in you:
Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance plan options
Time off & leave benefits
Perks and discounts
And more available here https://wellpathcareers.com/
Compensation Range: $50-62/ hour%60567109% %%medtech%%
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