JBCT Licensed Mental Health Clinician
Location: Santa Maria
Posted on: June 24, 2022
Here at Wellpath, everything that we do is about taking care of
people - our patients, our staff and our partners. We are committed
to making a difference by providing hope and healing to vulnerable
patients in challenging clinical environments. Our talented,
compassionate team thrives in an autonomous environment, is
empowered and supported by education, training and the resources to
practice healthcare the way it is meant to be and strives to
"Always Do The Right Thing!"
Under the direction of the Health Services Administrator (HSA),
Program Manager (PM), or higher licensed health professional, the
Jail Based Competency Treatment (JBCT) Clinician is a licensed,
Masters prepared clinician (LMFT/LCSW) who is primarily responsible
for the clinical support component of the JBCT program. The
Clinician will utilize multiple therapeutic techniques (eg: CBT,
MBSR, etc.) to lead daily/weekly psycho-educational groups which
support competency restoration (eg: anxiety management). The
Clinician is the primary clinical staff and also meets individually
with patients on a daily/weekly basis to support treatment and
facilitate mental stability, as it relates to competency
restoration and overall well-being.
Master's Degree with associated licensure as a LMFT, LCSW or
related discipline and one + years' experience
Knowledge of 1370/IST patients and treatment and patients with
major mental illnesses
LMFT or LCSW
Current (and must maintain) lifesaving BLS certification through
Must obtain and maintain security clearance throughout the course
Must pass background investigation conducted by the Company and/or
Facility as a requisite for initial and or continued
May be required to undergo reasonable suspicion testing for being
under the influence of controlled substances, including
prescription, legal, and illegal substances, including
Must undergo security training and orientation on Facility Safety
Policies and Procedures.
Must follow county facility policies and procedures.
Strict adherence to DSH and company Policy & Procedure (P&P)
Manual as it relates to the duties of the Clinician.
Hold daily, individual (1:1) sick calls and conduct weekly/daily
psycho-educational groups for mentally ill and IST
Obtain medication history, verify current medication, consult with
medical provider/psychiatrist to continue psychotropic medications,
and discuss conditions falling outside protocol perimeters.
Follow Department of State Hospital Policies and Procedures for
patient admissions, transfers, and discharges; assist the JBCT
psychologist with producing timely court reports; work
cooperatively with jail custody staff and JBCT Deputy.
Work supportively with the Sheriff's Office team and foster
positive relationships between staff and Sheriff's
Develop and regularly update treatment plans and participate in a
weekly, multi-disciplinary Treatment Team meeting.
Facilitate individual (1:1) clinical contacts with patients to
support psycho-social progress, as it relates to competency (e.g.:
cognitive-behavioral techniques, anger/anxiety management,
Coordinate discharge planning and aftercare plans through available
Document all findings in patient's record providing written
summaries of history and treatment course or other documentation
requirements as outlined by company and Facility.
May assist in the job shadow portion of the interview process of
May assist in orientation and training of new employees.
Skillful in group facilitation
Leadership and management experience
Previous correctional/detention facility experience
Excellent communication skills
Excellent knowledge of emergency care methods and procedures
In-depth knowledge of health and safety guidelines and procedures
and willingness to follow them at all times
Demonstrated ability to work on a computer including but not
limited to: using the Internet, Microsoft Office products and
Electronic Medical Record system
Ability to touch type on a keyboard, operate basic office equipment
including but not limited to using mouse and/or stylus to do
electronic health documentation records
Demonstrates knowledge of universal precautions and the blood borne
Identifies problems in a timely manner and skillfully gathers and
analyzes information then practically and creatively resolves
Maintains a professional attitude while communicating and speaking
with colleagues, patients and clients at all times, maintains
confidentiality, remains open to others' ideas, and exhibits
willingness to try new things.
Speaks effectively and professionally, speaks clearly and
persuasively in positive or negative situations and demonstrates
group presentation skills.
Develops professionally written communications, edits work for
spelling and grammar, presents numerical data effectively, and can
read and interpret written information.
Prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently, and
develops realistic action plans.
Demonstrates accuracy thoroughness and monitors own work to ensure
Adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing
demands, and can deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected
Follows through with commitments, is consistently at work and on
time, can be counted on by others, is continuously productive,
follows instructions, responds to management direction, and
solicits feedback to improve performance.
Promotes and personally observes safety and security procedures,
uses equipment and materials properly and takes necessary action to
Compliant with job applicable license(s) and/or certification(s),
attends staff meetings and all required monthly, quarterly and
Perform other duties as assigned.
Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer
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