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Newsletter Article | May 23, 2014

CALIFORNIA - The GEO Group, Inc. (Corrections)

PSYCHOLOGIST (CORRECTIONS) 
The GEO Group, Inc. - Adelanto, CA


Job Description 
We are seeking a Psychologist to provide mental health care services in a correctional facility. In your role as a Psychologist, 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. 

Primary Duties and 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. 
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, including both individual and group counseling
Providing in-service education for medical and correctional staff as required, including training staff on crisis intervention techniques
Instructing staff and officers in suicide identification and subsequent prevention techniques
Evaluating detainee/inmate mental status as to the need for transfer
Performing rounds in the segregation unit to determine whether segregated inmates are in need of mental health treatment or intervention
Consulting with other staff regarding mental illness and treatments
Supervising mental health counselors
Determining if somebody needs to be placed on suicide observation status and when they can be removed from that status
Participating in performance improvement activities
Performing administrative duties including keeping accurate records of detainee/inmate contact, documenting all services provided and filling out required reports and analyses as required
Consulting with the Physician or Psychiatrist as needed to determine the proper health care needs of the detainee/inmate

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, the inmates and the services you provide. 

Requirements for the Psychologist position include:
Doctorate in Psychology (Ph.D. or Psy.D. or Ed.D.)
Valid and current psychologist license in the state in which facility is located
Two (2) years experience as a psychologist
Basic computer proficiency
Willingness to be flexible with regard to scheduling
Some experience in a correctional facility a plus

Benefits: 

As a Psychologist with The GEO Group, Inc., you will be part of a stable, established and yet still growing organization with supportive and communicative management, which makes it easier for your valuable ideas to be heard and implemented. We value your hard work and professional dedication as a Psychologist and will reward you with a competitive compensation package that includes full benefits. 

Your benefits as a Psychologist 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)
Stock purchase program
Tuition reimbursement
Legal program – Legal Club of America
Paid time-off
Direct deposit
Theme park and attraction discounts

EOE/M/F/D/V 

Join GEO today for a world of opportunities and an exciting career! 

For more information, or to apply visit: http://www.geogroup.com/careers

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