The position will serve as a clinician for youth detained in the Marion Superior Court -Juvenile Detention Center. The focus will be directed toward a plan to develop, organize, implement, evaluate, and direct mental health and substance abuse programs for the facility. Maintaining a current knowledge base of innovative and proven treatment approaches is essential. In conjunction with a multidisciplinary team assesses the condition(s) of youth to formulate and implement individualized treatment as a clinician.
Evaluates all youth entering the Detention Center for suicidality and provides supervision recommendations along with follow-up.
Functions as a primary counselor for all youth in the facility including providing individual services and conjoined sessions as needed.
Maintains an assigned youth caseload and documents status in a routine and efficient manner in QUEST and all other reporting systems.
Provides all services relative to managing a caseload including performing assessments, evaluations, formulating individualized treatment plans, and researching history relative to each case.
Coordinates discharge needs for youth to ensure appropriate services are arranged upon release.
Communicates and collaborates effectively with the multidisciplinary team including court services, family, physicians, and treatment/service providers. Provides routine updates to ensure current status is communicated and input is a part of
Other duties as assigned.
The successful Candidate shall possess a MA or MS in Mental Health Counseling, Psychology, Social Psychology or higher (PhD, PsyD, MSW, or DSW). Candidate is required to be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, or a Psychologist with current and good standing licensure with the State of Indiana. Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor preferred, but not required. Juvenile Sexual Offender Counselor certification preferred, but not required.
Experience providing services to juvenile offenders in a correctional environment or treatment facility is preferred. Ability to learn case management computer programs/systems a must. Proven computer skills required. Excellent communication skills both written and verbal are essential. Affiliation with professional organizations such as the American Counseling Association (ACA), the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA), the Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling (ACAC), and others related to the position are encouraged.
Bi-lingual skills in Spanish would be beneficial.
The salary for this position is based on applicable experience- base pay is for those with minimal applicable experience.
Marion County residency is required within six months of employment.
Interested applicants should email their resume to Assistant Superintendent Kelvin Burrell at email@example.com by Friday, October 14, 2022.
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