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Work for Wexford Health of Indiana

Licensed Mental Health Professional: Full Time positions throughout Indiana

Wexford of Indiana, one of the nation’s leading innovative correctional health care companies, provides clients with experienced management and technologically advanced services, combined with programs that control costs while ensuring quality.  For nearly two decades, Wexford has consistently delivered proven staffing expertise and a full range of medical, behavioral health, pharmacy, utilization management, provider contracting, claims processing, and quality management services.

At Wexford our philosophy is that health care should not be considered a luxury for anyone.  We simply care for those in need and the corrections environment is our venue.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Mental Health Professional is a member of the multi-disciplinary treatment team and provides clinically appropriate services under the clinical direction of a Psychologist. The Mental Health Professional will provide mental health screenings and assessments, clinical watches, treatment groups and individual sessions, as well as other clinically related activities.

For more information about this amazing opportunity please contact: Carrie Hines, Staffing Consultant @ carrie.hines@wexfordindiana.com or apply online at jobs.wexfordhealth.com.


Director of Addiction Recovery Services

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.

At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

About the Indiana Department of Correction:

We promote public safety by providing meaningful, effective opportunities for successful re-entry.  As the model of best correctional practices, we strive to return productive citizens to our communities and inspire a culture of accountability, integrity and professionalism. 

Salary Information:

This role starts at a base salary of $41,574; however, pay may be commensurate based on education and experience.

About the Job:

As the Director of Addiction Recovery Services, you will act as a highly responsible administrator with the Indiana Department of Correction. You will be responsible for directing the Department’s Addiction Recovery services, and will report directly to the Executive Director of Behavioral Health.  The position requires communication and teamwork with other healthcare team leadership to provide a multidisciplinary approach to patient care. You will be responsible for the promotion of a culture that is inclusive, culturally responsive, accessible, creative, cooperative, and focused on improving addiction recovery outcomes. You will foster a culturally responsive environment that is inclusive and accepting of all staff and incarcerated individuals to positively contribute in the mission of the agency.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this roles are as follows:

  • Determine goals and objectives of Addiction Recovery Services (ARS) efforts statewide.
  • Provide administrative direction and professional supervision of the Department’s ARS initiatives.
  • Develop, plan, direct, evaluate, and standardize service/care for incarcerated individuals with addiction needs. 
  • Monitor contractual services and act as liaison with private providers to determine adequacy and appropriateness of service delivery.
  • Design, implement, review, and revise Addiction Recovery (AR) treatment procedures, protocols, and standards of care.
  • Monitor appropriate staffing levels within the facilities.
  • Coordinate service delivery with other clinical services, including mental health, sex offender management, physical health, and transitional healthcare, to assure integrated approaches to the treatment of incarcerated individuals.
  • Assist in identifying and resolving interdisciplinary issues between operations including parole, medical, and external relations. 
  • Develop, interpret, and review departmental policies/procedures which impact assigned areas of responsibilities.
  • Develop performance measurements and quality assurance measures for assigned areas.
  • Compile, prepare, analyze, and present research findings and statistical reports.
  • Design programs/processes for handling applicable crisis interventions for substance related emergencies.
  • Serve as liaison with internal and external stakeholders in order to collect, share and develop pertinent information related to services for incarcerated individuals with AR needs.
  • Review and approve each facility’s AR goals, objectives, and performance measures.
  • Assure applicable rules, regulations, policies/procedures, and standards are met throughout the AR management programs.
  • Serve as liaison and point of contact for issues regarding AR matters.
  • Responsible for incarcerated individual correspondence regarding AR treatment issues and complaints in coordination with the ED of Behavioral Health 
  • Monitor services provided in addiction recovery units ensuring treatment provided with fidelity in a time efficient manner.
  • Ensure time cuts are being processed according to policy. 
  • Work to develop and provide oversight of MAT initiatives for incarcerated individuals and parolees.
  • Coordinate with the contracted AR leadership and IDOC Classification leadership to streamline AR treatment unit movement.
  • Network with community resources and parole staff to continue to improve the transition from prison to community for patients with mental illness.
  • Assist the facility staff with discharge planning, inpatient, and outpatient commitments and other referrals which may be necessary to maintain continuity of care.
  • Work with the facility staff to develop a culture of support where staff working with patients with mental illness are valued and recognized for their contributions for better employee retention.
  • Represent the Department at professional association meetings, conferences, and media situations when requested by the Executive Director of Behavioral Health or Chief Medical Officer. 

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

What We’re Looking For:
  • Successfully complete all required workshops and training.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a health-related field is required; Master’s Degree is preferred.
  • Strong communication skills are a valuable asset, given the need to work effectively with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders and leaders to include patients, families, employees, contracted medical vendor, state agency colleagues and other agency staff.
  • Expert knowledge of correctional clinical services.
  • Broad knowledge of the principles of behavior management administrative practices.
  • Considerable knowledge of available state/community resources.
  • Considerable knowledge of rehabilitation, habilitation, and therapeutic techniques as applied to corrections.
  • Ability to travel and conduct business within facilities, including secured areas.
  • Ability to testify in front of judicial/governmental hearings.
What You’ll Need for Success:
  • Thorough knowledge of the Department’s policies and procedures.
  • Above average ability to forecast problems and issues.
  • Above average knowledge of the principles of strategic performance management and long-range planning.
  • Expert ability to persuade and communicate complex principles.
  • Demonstrated skill in program planning, management, supervision, and performance management.
  • Demonstrated skill to exercise initiative and judgment.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and direct a diverse staff.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with the Deputy Medical Officer of Behavioral Health Services and other clinical providers, operations, parole services, and other stakeholders.
  • Ability to stay abreast of new developments in correctional behavior health care.
  • Ability to direct the professional education of behavior management staff in collaboration with contracted medical services provider.
  • Possess positive role model traits.
  • Ability to work in a culturally diverse environment.
  • Ability to abide by the Department’s Standard of Conduct and all behavioral expectations.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role may serve as a team lead for an assigned work group.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave
  • Free Parking
  • Free LinkedIn Learning

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer. APPLY HERE


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