STAFF PSYCHOLOGIST
Job Description

Staff Psychologist (Corrections Mental Health Counselor)

Job Description:
 
We are seeking a Psychologist to provide mental health care services in a correctional facility. In this role, you will be responsible for the evaluation and treatment of inmates with mental, behavioral or emotional disorders. You will also use your expertise to help correctional facility staff to learn how to effectively work with inmates who may be experiencing a psychological crisis. This is an opportunity to join a world leading organization that provides diversified services to government agencies around the globe. We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits and a network of career opportunities.
 
Staff Psychologist – Corrections Mental Health Counselor – Mental Health Therapist
 
Job Responsibilities:
 
As a Psychologist, you will serve as an active member of a multidisciplinary treatment team and as part of that team you will provide inmates with a range of mental health services. You will also intervene in crises whenever necessary with the goal of preventing escalation of those crises. It will also be part of your job as a Psychologist to provide correctional facility staff with education on how to recognize mental illness and how to prevent suicides.
 
Other responsibilities of the Psychologist position include: 
  • Evaluating inmates to determine whether they have a mental illness
  • Diagnosing inmates and determining the nature and extent of their disorders
  • Developing individual treatment plans
  • Providing psychotherapy treatment services, individual and group counseling
  • Providing in-service education for medical and correctional staff
  • Instructing staff and officers in crisis and suicide identification and prevention techniques
  • Evaluating detainee/inmate mental status as to the need for transfer
  • Performing rounds in the segregation unit
  • Consulting with other staff regarding mental illness and treatments
  • Supervising mental health counselors
  • Determining if somebody needs to be placed on suicide observation status
  • Participating in performance improvement activities
  • Documenting all services provided and filling out required reports and analyses
  • Consulting with the Physician or Psychiatrist as needed to determine proper care 


Job Requirements

Staff Psychologist – Corrections Mental Health Counselor – Mental Health Therapist
 
Job Requirements:
 
As a Psychologist you must be observant and proactive, particularly in recognizing escalation of inmate psychological crises and intervening before inmate becomes suicidal. You must also have strong organizational and time management skills. It is also vital for your role as a Psychologist that you display excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills and that you have the ability to function effectively as part of a team. You must also have a high degree of engagement and a sense of ownership in the facility, with the inmates and the services you provide.
 
Other requirements of the role include: 
  • Doctorate in Psychology (Ph.D. or Psy.D. or Ed.D.)
  • Valid and current license to practice psychology in the state in which facility is located
  • At least 2 years of experience as a practicing psychologist
  • Corrections experience is a plus
  • Basic computer proficiency
  • Willingness to be flexible with regard to scheduling
 
Staff Psychologist – Corrections Mental Health Counselor – Mental Health Therapist
 
Benefits:
As a Psychologist you will be part of a stable, established and yet still growing organization with a great deal of diversification, which will present you with a range of different challenges. Since we do prefer to promote from within, you will have opportunities to move to other facilities, as well as to different divisions within the company. We value your hard work and professional dedication and will reward you with a competitive compensation package that includes full benefits.
 
Your benefits will include: 
  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Term life insurance (includes spouse and dependents)
  • Accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability
  • Flexible spending account
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Stock purchase program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Legal program – Legal Club of America
  • Paid time off
  • Direct deposit
  • Theme park and attraction discounts


Compensation:  



EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability.


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About Geo Group

The GEO Group, Inc. (GEO) is a world leader of government outsourced services specializing in the delivery of correctional and detention management, medical and mental health rehabilitation services, family and youth services, and other diversified services to federal, state and local government agencies around the globe.

GEO's success around the world has been achieved by our highly-trained work force. We employ over 18,000 professionals within our facilities, regional, international, and corporate offices. Our highly skilled professionals manage approximately 77,500 beds at 98 correctional, detention and residential treatment facilities.

With operations in the United States, Australia, South Africa, and the United Kingdom; GEO offers a diversified array of turnkey services which include design, construction, financing, and operations. Our unique approach allows GEO to provide high-quality and cost-effective services with state-of-the-art designs, innovative programs and ground-breaking treatment approaches.

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"My career at GEO began in January 1995. I am a 17-year veteran at GEO where I have had the opportunity of working almost every post on every shift. I have enjoyed working various positions throughout my career."
– Penny, Correctional Officer
"GEO has given me great training. I have confidence that I can move up and make this a lifetime career. I feel there are no limits with this company."
– Melissa, Receiving & Release Officer
"Forensic nursing creates unlimited opportunities for evidence-based practice and patient advocacy. It challenges your psychiatric skills."
– Darlene, Registered Nurse
"As an Officer, I was given many opportunities to work various positions. My overall career and experience at GEO has been a very rewarding one for me."
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"My career at GEO began in November 1997, and I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks for the opportunities the company has given me. My overall career for the past 14 years has been a great experience."
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