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Mental Health Professional

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Location: Chaparral, NM
Job ID: 48882
Facility: Otero Cty. Proc. Ctr (Medical)

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Backed by national accrediting organizations, MTC Medical staff are dedicated to providing quality medical and dental services to men and women at our correctional and detention facilities. We value the professional and caring employees we have on the MTC Medical team who are dedicated to improving people’s lives.

MTC is proud to operate the Otero County Processing Center in Chaparral, NM where we care for up to 1,089 adults. Otero County Processing Center is accredited by the American Correctional Association—achieving compliance for both mandatory and non-mandatory standards.

MTC and the Otero County Processing Center are hiring a full time Mental Health Professional to plan, develop, coordinate, and implement professional mental health service programs of a non-medical nature in the facility

Pay: 50,000– 70,000 DOE

In this role, you will make a difference by:

  1. Developing and implementing treatment and therapeutic programs for assigned inmates.
  2. Assuming independent clinical responsibility for all inmates including the application of crisis intervention techniques to include suicide prevention, recognizing abnormal behavior, and taking appropriate action to prevent or diffuse potentially disruptive situations.
  3. Conducting diagnosis and evaluation tests for inmates to determine needs, establish goals and develop plans; make referrals to contract professionals for assessment and treatment of inmates.
  4. Providing direct casework services and individual and group counseling to inmates
  5. And more as detailed in the full job description. 

Education and Experience Requirements:

Master’s degree in counseling or associated field and a license or certification as required by the state of New Mexico.  Two (2) years of related experience preferred.  Computer skills desired and evaluative and counseling skills are essential.  Must hold current CPR certification.  Valid driver’s license in the state of New Mexico with an acceptable driving record required, unless waived by management.


Career Advancement through training and development. At MTC, you can have a good job that can grow into a career. Just ask our executive team, ALL of whom have come from one of our sites!

Financial Security through competitive wages, affordable health, dental, and prescription drug insurance, 401k, and education tuition assistance.

Work/Life balance in the form paid time off, paid holidays, and flexible schedules and shifts where possible

Stability with strong leadership, financial performance and history of being active in all the communities in which we find ourselves

The Ability To Make A Social Impact through serving our clients every, single day! These are individuals in our care and we strive to make a daily impact by being good role models, providing excellent care and treating each individual with dignity and respect. 

Management & Training Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran


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