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Oaks – QMHP

State of Michigan

This is a Contract position in Manistee, MI posted May 18, 2022.

JOBThe Corrections Qualified Mental Health Professional functions as a member of a multi-disciplinary treatment team providing a range of professional treatment services to mentally ill and/or mentally disabled prisoners within the Michigan Department of Corrections.  They work with hospitalized, medically ill and other special populations.  The Corrections Qualified Mental Health Professional is responsible for all aspects of the mental health evaluation, referral to the appropriate mental health level of care and treatment of the prisoners, monitoring their progress and ensuring continuity of care is not jeopardized.  The Corrections Qualified Mental Health Professional provides a full range of psychosocial assessments and evaluations, interventions, consultations and referral services as assigned by the supervisor.  They assist with placement and obtaining services when the prisoner discharges to the community.EXAMPLE OF DUTIESEducationPossession of a master’s degree with a major in psychology, social work, or counseling.ExperienceCorrections Qualified Mental Health Professional 9No specific type or amount is required.Corrections Qualified Mental Health Professional 10One year of professional experience providing QMHP services equivalent to a Corrections Qualified Mental Health Professional 9.Corrections Qualified Mental Health Professional P11Two years of professional experience providing QMHP services equivalent to a Corrections Qualified Mental Health Professional, including one year equivalent to a Corrections Qualified Mental Health Professional 10.ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND INFORMATION:Possession of a Michigan license to practice the applicable Qualified Mental Health Profession, which is required to practice as a psychologist, social worker, counselor, registered nurse, or other QMHP.Positions in this class are test-designated and subject to pre-appointment, random-selection, and postaccident drug and alcohol testing.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:Knowledge of mental health counseling, individual and group therapy and psycho educational treatments.Knowledge of mental health assessments and interpretation of such assessments based on scope of license and training.Knowledge of crisis evaluation and intervention.  Knowledge of treatment plan development and implementation.Knowledge of human, emotional, social, psychological and environmental problems and techniques to alleviate them.Knowledge of comorbid substance abuse and mental illness diagnosis and treatment.Knowledge of the techniques for observing and assessing behavior.Knowledge of the basic mental health professional discipline, principles, and practice.Knowledge of the characteristics and aspects of mental and emotional disturbances and developmental disability.Knowledge of human emotional, social, psychological, and environmental problems and the techniques applicable to their alleviation within scope of practice.  Knowledge and awareness of patient rights.Ability to work with other professional disciplines.  Ability to make independent clinical judgments.Ability to communicate effectively with others, including the ability to organize, evaluate and present information effectively, both verbally and in writing, and to speak before groups, including providing testimony in court and administrative hearings.Ability to develop a therapeutic relationship with patients.  Ability to apply treatment methods within the scope of the discipline practiced.  Ability to maintain records, and prepare reports and correspondence related to the work.SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATIONPosition is located in the Michigan Department of Corrections, Oaks Correctional Facility:  1500 Caberfae Highway, Manistee, MI 49660CQMHPWhy Work for the State of Michigan? Competitive Salaries      Career Advancement      Vacation, Sick, and School and Community LeaveHealth, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance Long-Term Disability, Long-Term Care, Flexible Spending AccountsDeferred Compensation Plans 457 and 401(k) including contribution and employer match up to total of 7%Twelve Paid Holidays and Day Off for Major ElectionsPaid Parental Leave-Provides eligible individuals up to 12 weeks of paid leave immediately following birth or adoption of a child. Click HERE for the Position Description.Click HERE for the Job Specifications.READ CAREFULLY — TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE POSITION YOU MUST DO THE FOLLOWING:Apply for this position online via NEOGOV; click on “Apply” in the job posting for instructions on submitting your electronic application.  Hard copy applications are not accepted.Attach a resume identifying specific experience and dates of employment.  Dates of employment should include month and year and hours per week.Attach a cover letter.Attach a copy of your official transcript(s). Your education listed cannot be used to credential review you for a position unless a copy of an OFFICIAL transcript confirming your education is attached to your electronic application.  We accept scanned copies of official transcripts.  We do not accept web-based, internet, or copies of unofficial transcripts.  Official transcripts provide the name of the institution, confirmation that a degree was awarded and on what date, and the registrar’s signature.You must provide at least three professional references and their contact information to include phone number, address, email address and fax number. Current MDOC employees must include their current supervisor as one of three professional references.Failure to complete any of the above items may result in your application not being considered.  YOUR APPLICATION FOR ANY POSITION DOES NOT GUARANTEE YOU WILL BE CONTACTED BY THE DEPARTMENT/AGENCY FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION.  ONLY THOSE APPLICANTS INTERVIEWED WILL BE NOTIFIED OF THE RESULTS. If you have questions or need assistance uploading and/or attaching your documents, please call the Office of Career Services at 800-788-1766. The Department of Corrections may screen out job applicants who have been convicted of a felony in accordance with Public Act 191 of 2017. Applicants who have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony are ineligible for employment with the Department of Corrections until satisfactory completion of any sentence imposed, including parole or probation. **** REQUIRED INFORMATION:  Employment in the state classified service demands a high degree of loyalty and imposes high ethical standards on employees to ensure the integrity of state government and maintain effective services. All employees must meet these ethical standards and all appointing authorities are obligated to enforce these ethical standards.As part of this effort all employees are required to report any possible conflict of interest,  please review the information and be prepared to respond to questions related to the information in your application.  Ethical Standards and Conduct   (Note: you do not need to fill out the form)New hires to the MDOC along with previous MDOC employees that are returning after being away from the department for more than two years  will complete Non-Custody New Employee Training (NCNET) either 40 hours or 80 hours of initial in-person training based on their level of offender contact and job classification.  All new employees will complete additional online training to successfully complete their non-custody new employee training.