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Mental Health Counselor

Company: Wexford Health
Location: Fort Pierce
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Job Description:

Wexford Health Sources, Inc. is a member of the Wexford family: a group of the nation's leading innovative correctional health care companies. At Wexford Health Sources, Inc., our philosophy is that health care should not be considered a luxury for anyone. We simply care for those in need and the corrections environment is our venue.

Facility: St. Lucie County Jail - Fort Pierce, FL

Shift: Rotating Schedule with 4, 10 hour shifts plus every other weekend

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

A. Plans and conducts a variety of specifically assigned client activities appropriate to the designated program.

B. Provides leadership for one or more groups of clients in one phase of the total therapeutic activities program.

C. Evaluates clients' capabilities and prepares recommendations on placement of clients in activity programs.

D. Assists in maintaining administrative and clinical records.

E. Requests supplies and equipment needed for assigned activities.

F. Provides individual instruction for clients as required.

The duties and responsibilities outlined herein are for payroll purposes only; employees may be assigned other duties as required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands that are described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential duties are routinely performed in a general office and clinical environment. Duties may require work in at a station/desk and entail paperwork, use of computers, fax machines, copiers, and other business machines and medical equipment. Essential duties may require the following physical demands: may be required to lift and/or move persons, carts, emergency equipment or other objects; vision to read printed materials and computer screen; walking; reaching; carrying; stooping; bending; squatting; balancing; prolonged sitting; handling (hand movement); hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone; intellectual skills including short and long term memory, abstract reasoning, and decision making.

Must be able to ambulate throughout the facility for extended periods of time; specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus; must be able to clearly communicate orally and via written and typed correspondence and notes using various forms, records, charts, and electronic media.

This position may require rotating assignments, operating on a 24 hour a day, 7 days a week schedule where employee is subject to working non-traditional hours, either voluntarily or via mandate, on occasion as needed.

Employee may be exposed to a challenging environment, which may include exposure to bloodborne and airborne pathogens, and loud noises.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

OFFICE: Standard medical setting in a correctional facility, which includes daily interfacing with inmates, correctional staff, and health care personnel. Temperature extremes may be encountered while moving throughout the facility outdoors and indoors in buildings without air conditioning

TRAVEL: Not applicable

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Licensing: Current license in the State of Florida (LCSW, LMFT or LMHC)

Certification: Current CPR certification

Experience: Knowledge of the principles and practices of therapeutic activity programs;

have ability to plan, organize, direct, and participate in recreation/leisure

activities; and have ability to prepare, set-up and maintain equipment

related to therapeutic activities.

Education: Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work or related field

Other Knowledge/Abilities :

* Strong interpersonal skills
* Strong verbal and written communication skills.
* General math and analytical skills, and planning, administrative and organizational skills essential.
* Demonstrated experience maintaining multiple deadlines. Must ensure documents are ready for review well in advance of any deadline.
* Ability to competently manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
* Ability to work in a stressful environment
* Must be able assist staff with various policies, administrative and organizational projects. "team-player" as this position requires daily coordination with other coworkers.

Keywords: Wexford Health, Fort Pierce , Mental Health Counselor, Healthcare , Fort Pierce, Florida

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