The Mental Health Therapist will counsel individuals and groups to promote optimum mental health. The Mental Health Therapist will help individuals deal with thoughts of suicide; addictions and substance abuse; family, parenting, and marital problems; stress management; problems with self-esteem; and issues associated with aging and mental and emotional health. QualificationsMaster’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Marriage and Family Counseling, or other Behavioral Health relatedGuidance Center of Lea County, Inc.
Primary Duties and ResponsibilitiesPerforms psychological evaluation on detainee/inmate population for mental, emotional andbehavioral disorders. Diagnoses disorders, including nature and extent. Determines theappropriate course of treatment.Evaluates detainees/inmates mental status as to the need for transfer.Provides psychotherapy counseling to treat illness or distress.Possesses a complete awareness of psychotropic medications, but cannot prescribe.Instructs staff and officers in suicide identificationThe GEO Group, Inc.