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Norfolk County Sheriff Office Mental Health Clinician in Dedham, Massachusetts

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Mental Health Clinician shall follow the Sheriffs Office chain of command policy and work under the supervision of the Mental Health Director. STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES: Shall assist in the care and custody of inmates detained or sentenced to the Norfolk County Correctional Center, or related programs. Shall provide assessment & case management/stabilization to the inmate population. Shall perform mental health screenings as necessary to identify those in need of mental health treatment. Shall serve as a liaison to the consultant Psychiatrist and the forensic mental health department on inmate mental health issues. Shall provide specialized cognitive behavioral treatment to the MAT and substance use population. Shall provide individual and group treatment specific to clinical needs, specialized populations, new initiatives and programs. Shall work closely with all disciplines (program staff, security staff, medical staff, etc.) on issues of inmate care. Shall maintain confidential files and statistics on all inmate encounters, mental health referrals, and treatment services provided. Shall ensure mental health services are in compliance with ACA, NCCHC and DOC standards. Shall ensure continuity of care for the chronically mentally ill inmates from admission to discharge. Shall evaluate referred patients, follow-up as indicated, and document in medical records. Shall conduct restrictive housing unit inmate rounds and complete all appropriate/necessary paperwork. Shall evaluate all psychiatric patients housed in the Health Services Unit to include disposition. Shall conduct discharge planning for inmates receiving mental health services. Shall assist in special projects as required. Shall perform administrative tasks (including attending meetings) and paperwork duties/assignments in a timely and professional manner. Shall perform other duties as assigned by the Mental Health Director. The Sheriff of Norfolk County reserves the right to add or delete from these responsibilities. QUALIFICATIONS: Masters degree required. Related licensure (LMHC, LICSW, must be independently licensed). Correctional Mental Health experienced preferred. Must have a working knowledge of computers. Must have knowledge of medical records in accordance with minimum standards. Must have the ability to work in a fast-paced office environment. Must have a valid Massachusetts drivers licenses PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND JOB CHARACTERISTICS: Communication skills Constant business contact with people Frequent communication of data Occasional direction, control and planning activity Occasional influencing people about ideas or things Frequent making generalizations, evaluations or decisions based on measurable or verifiable criteria Frequent dealing with people beyond giving and receiving instructions Frequent performing repetitive or similar work Occasional performing under stress Constant precise attainment of set standards and/or policies Seldom-slippery floor hazard Frequent sitting Occasional standing Occasional walking Seldom lifting (max. 20 lbs.) Seldom carrying (max. 20 lbs.) Specifics (i.e. distance, length of time, height, force, manipulation, sensitivity) will be provided upon request Limited supervision (must be highly autonomous; show much independence) Variably-paced HOURS OF WORK: 40 hours per week evening shift or as assigned by the Director of Mental Health and/or designee; regular Saturday shifts required, holidays, evening coverage. Work schedule/hours worked subject to change based on facility needs. NCSO is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V All Applicants meeting Minimum Entrance Requirements will be considered for this position

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