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Mental Health
Mental Health Specialist
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GEO Group Inc. | Panama City, FL
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Job Description


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Equal Opportunity Employer.


Responsible for provision of full-range of mental health outpatient services from initial assessment, treatment planning, supportive counseling and case management as well as aftercare planning, group psychotherapy, and crisis evaluation and support.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

* Conducts mental health interviews, screenings, and evaluations and determines appropriate mental health services and treatment plans to address an inmate's specific mental health needs in accordance with the mission of the outpatient mental health program and policies.
* Provides a full-range of supportive mental health services including brief individual counseling, group counseling (process or psychoeducational), and specialty group counseling (e.g., anger management, end of sentence, life term, etc.), and inmate consultations.
* Provides case management services on 30 to 90 day basis to ensure continuity of ongoing service delivery.
* Prepares all related mental health documentation in accordance with applicable organizational and state standards in a clear, thorough, and timely manner.
* Consults with Security, Medical, Classification and other departments as needed in inmate related mental health concerns.
* Responds to psychological emergencies and provides crisis intervention as required up to and including involuntary hospitalization.
* Conducts post-release planning and communicate with community based mental health facilities for referral and continuity of case.
* Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

* Master's degreed as a mental health clinician who has full licensure, provisional licensure, or registered intern status as a mental health provider under Chapter 491 (Florida Statutes).
* One (1) year experience providing mental health services in an institutional setting is preferred.
* Ability to work in crisis situations in a professional and mature manner.
* Strong counseling and motivational skills.
* Must be able to work individual and in a team environment.
* Above average verbal and writing skills.
* Must be able to develop clear and concise reports in a timely manner.
* Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.

About GEO Group Inc.

The GEO Group, Inc. (GEO) is a provider of government-outsourced services specializing in the management of correctional, detention and mental health and residential treatment facilities in the United States, Canada, Australia, South Africa and the United Kingdom. It operates a range of correctional and detention facilities, including maximum, medium and minimum security prisons, immigration detention centers, minimum security detention centers and mental health and residential treatment facilities. The Company conducts its business through four business segments: United States corrections segment; International services segment; GEO Care segment, and Facility construction and design segment. (Source: 10-K)