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Mental Health Counselor- Milledgeville, GA

Medical Staff
The GEO Group, Inc. - Milledgeville, Georgia

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JOB DESCRIPTION

MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR

SummaryThis position provides counseling services to offenders with a diverse and complex caseload using corporate methods.Primary Duties and Responsibilities- Initiates the intake and orientation of newly arrived inmates, and participates in the initial classification and formulation of the Behavior Enhancement / Psychiatric Treatment plan.- Initiates all transfers back to MDOC; and all discharges and releases back to society.- Able to identify inmate's needs and concerns and initiate problem identification and problem solving techniques.- Helps inmates plan a program for reentry into the community emphasizing identification of inmate work skills, interpersonal relationships, leisure activities, life skills, communication etc.- Provides emotional support and encouragement to inmates and inmate's families.- Communicates and coordinates activities with other staff members as part of the interdisciplinary treatment team.- Maintains contact with outside agencies, community resources, employees, volunteers, etc. to implement rehabilitative and/or social services programs to inmates.- Assists with individual treatment by evaluating patient's functioning, conducting interviews, gathering historical, legal and/or technical data in order to determine and implement the most effective type of intervention.- Participates in quality assurance review activities.- Maintains detailed case records and official reports on inmates. Charts and reviews treatment provided; makes recommendations and refers to psychiatrist, psychologist, medical staff and chaplains as needed. Maintains statistics on number and types of inmates seen.- Reviews records, psychological evaluations and social history assessments. Interviews inmates to present relevant Mental Health information profiles. Serves as a member of the Initial Classification Board on inmates arriving at the facility. Makes appropriate referrals for treatment to the Mental Health Team professionals for those inmates. Serves as a member of the Review and Classifications Boards to provide Mental Health information as it pertains to inmate housing and work assignments.- Completes reports as necessary.- Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21 +
  • Education: Bachelor's degree in related field and two years of related work experience or a Master's degree in a related field and one year at the lower level or equivalent position.
  • Experience: Experience working with an offender population is highly desired.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Requirements• Bachelor's degree in related field and two years of related work experience or a Master's degree in a related field and one year at the lower level or equivalent position.• Experience working with an offender population is highly desired. • Must be mature, professional, cooperative and empathetic to the program needs of the facility and the inmates.

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Michele Dobos

The GEO Group, Inc.
196 LAYING FARM ROAD
Milledgeville, Georgia 31061
phone: (478) 414-2300

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