Social Worker travel Social Worker needed in Hartsville, Tennessee
Company: Cynet Health
Posted on: January 16, 2022
Shifts: Day shift
The MHC plans professional mental health service programs of a
non-medical nature in the facility. Coordinates & directs
activities of personnel engaged in providing mental health services
Daily Mental Health (MH) Activities: Conducts MH screenings &
assessments based on review of available records, & clinical
interviews with inmates.
As part of a MH team, confers w/other clinical staff, e.g.,
psychiatrists, psychologists, MH service providers, physicians,
nurses, social workers, in order to gather & provide information
concerning patient psychological problems, to ensure treatment
activities are well integrated, & patient care follow-through
Provides treatment to inmates by developing, implementing, &
modifying individual treatment plans based on evaluation of needs &
level of functioning.
Documents treatment & evaluation activities in the health care
record for each person seen.
Consults w/ & makes appropriate recommendations to
multidisciplinary staff (e.g., security staff, unit staff, facility
management) regarding behavior & MH issues affecting inmates.
Maintains strict confidentiality of sensitive materials & info at
all times. Reg/Wkly MH.
Activities: Makes regular rounds in segregation or other confined
housing areas to assess inmate adjustment & MH treatment needs.
Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of psychological counseling
theory & techniques by way of treatments & activities used for
individuals in caseload.
Other MH Activities Provides appropriate mental health assessments,
counseling, & confrontation avoidance interventions to address the
needs of inmates in crisis.
Consults w/psychiatry, MH, nursing, medical, educational, chaplain,
security staff, & others, as applicable to gather information &
understanding into the reasons for the escalation of problems
behaviors & changes in MH condition of inmates.
Evaluates & advocates for inmates involved in disciplinary or due
process events in a way that is consistent w/policy, contract
requirements, & applicable accreditation standards.
Administers mental status exams or uses other psychological tests &
instruments as necessary to evaluate inmates' treatment,
adjustment, & placement needs.
Serves as a member of the institution Segregation Review panel &
Special Needs Treatment Plan committee during regularly scheduled
Engages in community reentry services through discharge planning &
communicating w/others about service needs for releasing inmates
who are seriously mentally ill.
Maintain & monitor confidentiality of inmates/resident & their
files; audit files to determine that all services provided are
documented; review status of inmates/residents to verify that all
treatment & therapeutic programs are completed.
Assist in supervision of inmates/residents, both within the
facility and while in community activities; promote positive
community relations & utilize available community services, as
Coordinate professional services provided by contract personnel, if
applicable, & provide for their needs to be addressed.
Utilize established corporate, facility & correctional policies &
procedures in making decisions, but perform w/a high degree of
independence & professional administrative skill & use sound
independent judgment in meeting the responsibilities & performing
the duties of the position.
Screen requests for non-medical records & approve/disapprove
responses as appropriate following policy and procedures.
Interpret & enforce all corporate policies & procedures, & the
requirements of applicable laws, standards or contracts. Schedule,
train, supervise & evaluate the performance of assigned staff.
Skills Accept on call status for night, weekend & holiday
Minimum of 1-year experience required
Make recommendations concerning personnel matters such as
employment, retention, promotion, & merit increases; counsel,
and/or employees, after consultation with the Warden/Facility
Administrator or designee.
Communicate the responsibilities, authorities and accountability of
all direct subordinates so that they are defined and
Cooperate & coordinate w/the facility training manager for the
delivery of required staff training programs; ensure that each
subordinate employee supervised receives required training.
Prepare & maintain a variety of standard narrative, statistical,
summary &/or operational records, reports & logs, using
appropriate grammar, to include filing, alphabetizing & labeling;
review reports & records produced by staff.
Properly process all reports & documents in a timely manner.
Review, process & respond (via corporate counsel) to lawsuits;
attend court hearings, when necessary.
Read, analyze, comprehend & interpret technical procedures or
governmental regulations, legal & non-legal documents, including
the processing of such documents as medical instructions,
commitment orders, summons and other legal writs.
Conduct meetings of subordinate staff, attend scheduled staff
meetings, promote communications & the proper flow of relevant
information between administration, staff & inmates/residents.
Communicate effectively & coherently to administration, staff,
inmates/residents, visitors & the general public, particularly in
situations requiring tack, diplomacy, understanding, fairness,
firmness & good judgment.
This includes interviewing applicants, giving information,
instructions & directions, mediating disputes, advising of rights
and processes and providing reliable testimony, in court and other
Maintain equipment & supplies as required; order replacement items
in a timely manner; process requisitions for appropriate purchases
via the purchase order system.
Escort inmates/residents / coordinate the movement of
inmates/residents to and from different areas.
Initiate & complete investigations & inquiries w/accuracy by
gathering information & evidence, interviewing & obtaining the
statements of victims, witnesses, suspects & confidential
informers; exercise independent judgment by determining when
probable cause exists to recommend or take disciplinary action.
Engage in functions in confined areas that include such things as
physically checking the doors, windows & other areas to ensure they
Endure verbal & mental abuse when confronted w/ the hostile views &
opinions of inmates/residents & others, e.g. visitors & family
members, encountered in an antagonistic environment.
Perform rescue functions at accidents, emergencies & disasters to
include administering basic emergency medical aid, physically
removing people away from dangerous situations, & securing &
evacuating people from confined areas.
Apply crisis intervention techniques to include suicide prevention,
recognizing abnormal behavior & taking appropriate action to
prevent or diffuse potentially disruptive situations.
Experience exposure to body fluids, wastes & experience encounter
w/deceased or contagious persons.
Endeavor to comply with the requirements of applicable regulations,
laws, rules, procedures, policies, standards &/or contract.
Add, subtract, multiply and divide using whole numbers, common
fractions & decimals; work w/mathematical concepts such as
probability & statistical reference; & apply concepts such as
fractions, percentages, ratios & proportions to practical
Graduate from an accredited college or university with a Master's
degree in social work, psychology, mental health counseling or a
degree in a related clinical area is required.
Post-graduate clinical experience, including experience in a
comparable position, is preferred.
Must possess appropriate certification or licensure in the state
where practice occurs, or appropriate credentials to work under the
supervision of a licensed clinician, where applicable.
Required for Onboarding
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