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Occupational Health - Licensed Mental Health Professional - $90k

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!


Facility: Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office - Jail

Location: Virginia Beach, VA

Hours/Shift: 40 hours per week

Salary:  90k


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

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

  • As a part of the team, ensure an atmosphere of safety, security, and responsible behavioral health care. 
  • Assess, plan, and deliver behavioral health care to detained and other populations, as indicated.  
  • Interview and hire mental health/behavioral professionalensuring equal employment opportunity in hiring and promotion. 
  • Provide orientation, observation, and training to mental health/behavioral professional that complies with licensing standards.  
  • Supervises and participates in the provision of general behavioral health services.  
  • Provide both individual and/or group supervision of other behavioral health and paraprofessional personnel in patient care.  
  • Schedule and hold mandatory meetings.  
  • Conducts site visits, completing site review and documentation for all assigned sites as requested. 
  • Coordinates activities by scheduling work assignments, setting priorities, and directing the work of subordinate employees. 
  • Evaluates and verifies employee performance through the review of completed work assignments, work techniques, and peer reviews.  
  • Perform staff evaluations in a timely fashion. 
  • Motivate staff to provide quality work. 
  • Identifies staff development and training needs and ensures that training is obtained. 
  • Oversee the development, growth opportunities, and provision of support services to participants. 
  • Provide support and follow-up to first responders experiencing stress responses from cumulative stress or critical incidents 
  • Maintain ongoing CIERR database for the purposes of participant trends, follow through, and research 
  • Respond as the primary point-person for initial referrals to occupational health needs 
  • Facilitate introduction to the program for new hires  
  • Respond to and work under the supervision of the President of Behavioral Health Services for requests of pre-employment first responder screenings and post- incident occupational health clinical contacts 
  • As a part of the team, facilitate an atmosphere of safety, security and responsible peer-to-peer support services  
  • Conducts administrative tasks associated with occupational health 
  • Facilitates occupational health courses and other mental health training, as needed 
  • Development and presentation of training material in coordination with Spark Training 
  • Management of CIERR program in coordination with corporate mental health team 
  • Communicate regularly on progress toward defined goals 
  • Maintains records, prepares reports, and composes correspondence relative to the work 
  • Serves as liaison between staff, corporate office and other areas within the facility 
  • Acquire certification from National Commission on Correctional Healthcare and maintain certification. 
  • Acquire professional licensure as directed. 
  • Create and maintain high performance standards in all aspects of program. 
  • Maintain professional attitude at all times. 
  • Any and all 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.   
  • Master’s degree or other graduate degree in one of the behavioral sciences or related fields from an accredited college or university 
  • 2+ years of related experience 
  • Obtain CCHP 2 years after hire. 
  • Strong Microsoft Office, Internet, and email skills 
  • Must be able to drive a motor vehicle. 
  • Current licensure with clinical specialty in the state from the appropriate state licensing board. 
  • Active BLS/CPR certification via American Heart Association 
  • 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 obtain and maintain security clearance. 
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