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Full-time Discharge Planner LSW

Advanced Correctional Healthcare, Inc. is proud to have been awarded the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Ethics, Mental Health America’s Silver Bell Seal for workplace mental health and is honored to be certified by employees as a Fortune Magazine Great Place to Work for the seventh consecutive year!

Position: Full-time Discharge Planner

Facility: Richland County Detention Center

Location: Columbia, SC

Hours/Shift: 40 hours a week

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Responsible for detainee’s mental health discharge plan.
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining relationships with community agencies that provide services to people with mental illness or serious medical conditions.
  • Facilitate applications for financial assistance eligibility.
  • Initiate process regarding resumption of benefits for detainees awaiting release.
  • Responsible for abiding in security regulations, including limits of confidentiality of detainee information requirements of the facility.
  • Assist medical and mental health care team in transfer of detainee to mental health hospital or emergency detention when necessary. 
  • Document services provided to the detainee in the health record, including contacts with community providers after detainee’s release from custody.
  • Maintain tracking logs of any follow-up contacts provided after detainee’s release from facility.
  • Attend Mental Health meetings and In-Service trainings as directed by clinical or outreach supervisor.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Degree in a behavioral/social science field (e.g., Psychology, Social Work) from an accredited college or university. 
  • Current license in good standing.
  • Active CPR certification
  • Must be able to practice independently.
  • Coursework and professional experience that indicates knowledge of mental health counseling, group and individual psychotherapy, diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders, psychological assessment techniques, crisis intervention, and mental health consultation.
  • Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety of practical and emergency situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may call for deviation.
  • Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations.  
  • Must obtain and maintain security clearance.

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