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Mental Health Professional

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Location: Raymondville, TX
Job ID: 57640
Facility: El Valle - MTC Medical

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Overview

Pay Rate: $ 85,000 Per Year 

Employment Type: Full-time, Direct hire

Location: 1800 Industrial Drive Raymondville TX 78580

Number of Openings 1

Benefits Include:

  • Health, dental, and vision
  • Prescription drug and life insurance 
  • 401(k) retirement account
  • Long and short-term disability
  • PTO and 11 paid holidays
  • Employee assistance program

Position Summary: 

Reports administratively to the health services administrator and clinically to the physician. Responsible for planning and implementing mental health services in the facility. Provides mental health services to detainees in compliance with MTC Medical and customer directives. 

Essential Functions: 

1. Develop and implement treatment and therapeutic programs for identified detainees. 

2. Assist in managing the detainee population 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. Conduct assessment and evaluations to determine needs, establish goals and develop plans; make referrals to other professionals for other services. 

4. Document all patient encounter in the medical record accurately, legibly and promptly. 

5. Provide direct casework services and individual and group counseling to detainees. 

6. Prepare progress reports; provide recommendations regarding discharge plans; make case presentations; and assist administrative and medical staff in development of statistical reports on assigned detainees. 

7. Maintain and monitor confidentiality of detainees and their files; audit files to determine that all services provided are documented; review status of detainees to determine that all treatment and therapeutic programs are completed. 

8. Screen requests for non-medical records and appropriately approve or disapprove responses following policy and procedures.

 9. Attend scheduled staff meetings; promote communication and the proper flow of relevant information between administration, staff and detainees. 

10. Attend seminars, workshops, conferences, and so forth, as required. 

11. Maintain current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification; perform CPR in emergencies. 

12. Regular attendance is required. 

13. Promote the development of positive social skills through modeling appropriate behaviors and intervening when inappropriate behaviors are observed; provide regular feedback to staff regarding social skills procedures and intervention techniques. 

14. Maintain accountability of detainees and property; adhere to safety practices. It is expected that the incumbent shall perform other duties as assigned within his/her capabilities as determined by management. 

Education and Experience Requirements:

Master’s degree in marriage and family therapy, psychology or counseling or clinical social work required. Current license in counseling specialty (LPC, LISW, LMFT, etc.). Two (2) years previous work experience preferred. Must successfully complete required preservice training. Valid driver’s license in the state of Texas with an acceptable driving record required, unless waived by management.

 

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