Mental Health Licensed Associate - #19503628

Maricopa County, Arizona

Date: Dec 26, 2020
City: Phoenix, AZ
Contract type: Full time
Maricopa County, Arizona

Position Overview

About the Position

Make a difference in the lives of patients within the judicial system, by providing mental health assessments, mental health treatment planning, crisis intervention, group, and individual therapy as well as case management to ensure that CHS can fulfill its mission of providing medically necessary, evidence-based integrated mental health care. This position allows learning under the supervision of an independently licensed practitioner who meets your board's requirements as a supervisor. This allowsyou to receive the clinical experience and supervision needed to advance your career andenable you to become independently licensed.

The Mental Health Licensed Associate works in a fast-paced, high acuity clinical environment assessing individuals with varying degrees of substance-induced psychosis/agitation, mental illness, and potential risk of harm to self or others. This position is for the professional who loves complex clinical challenges, has both a high degree of autonomy and values work within a sophisticated multidisciplinary team. Strong crisis intervention skills are needed for this challenging role in Central Intake.

NOTE: This vacant position is scheduled to work day shifts Wednesday - Saturday.

About the Department of Correctional Services (CHS)

It's time for you to utilize and perfect your talents.

Correctional Health Services (CHS) is an industry-leading healthcare organization for the incarcerated population. Our department's culture promotes collaboration, continuous training, and flexibility. We challenge our team to spearhead initiatives, break down barriers, and advance their expertise.

Apply now to work with a dynamic group of diverse and talented professionals.

To view more information about employment opportunities with Maricopa County Correctional Health Services, please click here. Position Qualifications

We recognize your time is valuable, so please apply if you meet the following required qualifications.


  • Master's degreein Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or a related field.


  • One (1) year of full-time behavioral health work experience.

Other Requirements

  • Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW) or

  • Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) or

  • Licensed Associate Psychologist.

  • Must be licensed by the Arizona State Board of Behavioral Health Examiners at the time of hire.

  • Successful completion of a background check.

Our Preferred Candidate has

  • Behavioral health experience in a correctional health setting.

  • Bilingual skills (English/Spanish).

Essential Job Tasks

The tasks listed are a representation and not an all-inclusive list of essential job tasks for this position.

  • Completes bio-psychosocial assessments, suicide risk assessments, and other clinical forms as required under the supervision of an independently licensed mental health professional

  • Provides individual and group psycho-education and crisis intervention services under the supervision of an independently licensed mental health professional

  • Coordinates with the multidisciplinary team regarding patient care

  • Develops and coordinates patient discharge/reentry plans

  • Obtains relevant treatment records and coordinates care with family members, community providers, and others relevant to the patient's care and community reentry plan

  • Maintains and updates a list of community resources to support the patient's transition and reentry back to the community, including civil commitment procedures, RBHA services, and criminal justice processes

Working Conditions

Must be able to work inside a jail. The work environment will consist of being constantly: indoors and be exposed to contagious diseases. Responding to emergencies in a dangerous work environment that consists of interruptions, time pressures with a high-volume of work. Handles multiple or complicated tasks with frequent unscheduled changing tasks that require accuracy and decision making. Stay focused and vigilant in a team that works in close proximity with each other. Frequently work in confined areas that require the use of stairs. Frequently respond to crisis situations. Have public contact and frequent overtime/rotating shifts. Frequently be in isolated areas, high noise areas with dim and bright lighting. Rarely work outdoors above 90 or below 40 degrees, around chemicals/fumes, smoke/dust, and wet/damp areas. Must be able to lift 20 pounds from floor to waist, lift 20 pounds from waist to shoulder, lift 20 pounds from shoulder to overhead, able to carry 20 pounds in a distance of 50 feet, push/pull 20 pounds with a distance of 50 feet and must be able to get on the floor to perform CPR chest compressions.

Selection Procedure

The Maricopa County Human Resources Department reserves the right to admit to the selection process only those candidates considered to be the most highly qualified. Those selected will be assessed based on the evaluation of listed education and experience. The hiring authority will interview and select the successful candidate from a list provided by Human Resources.

All offers of employment made to new hires and rehires at Maricopa County are contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer, pre-employment thorough background investigation. A background investigation is conducted on a current employee who changes to a Safety Sensitive Position or one having the potential for serious adverse impact on the integrity or efficiency of the County. These requirements do not pertain to employees of elected officials who undergo background investigation processes administered through their respective offices.

Typically, successful candidates are hired at a salary rate up to the midpoint of the range, based on relevant experience, internal equity, and budgetary allowances.

Maricopa County is an EEO/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

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