Correctional Psychiatric Specialist State of Indiana State of Indiana 522 reviews

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About Pendleton Juvenile Correctional Facility:

The Pendleton Juvenile Correctional Facility (PNJCF) is a maximum security facility that was established on July 5, 2000. The facility houses over 200 adjudicated, delinquent male juveniles. Youth assigned here may have been sentenced from any of the 92 counties in the State of Indiana. Pendleton offers a sex offender program along with other treatment, including vocational, academic, and volunteer strategies designed, in accordance with its mission, to facilitate a more successful habilitation program and, even more importantly, a successful community re-entry.


Salary Information:

This role starts at a base salary of $32,058.


About the Job:

As the Correctional Psychiatric Services Specialist, you will provide advanced psychiatric social work to patients at a state-operated facility providing administrative and consultative functions.


A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Serve as Social Worker and/or Case Manager as assigned
  • Complete social services assessments with patients
  • Maintain a caseload of patients providing preadmission evaluations, progress notes, consultations with families, and daily patient consultations
  • Complete release of information forms (advanced directives, human rights, and HIPAA release forms) with the patient or other patient guardian/representative
  • Present patient cases at treatment team meetings or patient staffing identifying problems and treatment approaches and leading meetings to the successful development of treatment plans
  • Prepare discharge plans in collaboration with mental health centers, family, or representative
  • Assist patients in developing community living skills
  • Promote continuing care in communities through comprehensive discharge planning
  • Consult with and visit various other social service agencies to assist in individual care and to develop and maintain ongoing working relationships
  • May provide administrative support in absence of Social Services Director

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:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university (Major in Counseling and Guidance, Rehabilitation Counseling, Psychiatric Nursing, Psychology, Criminology, Social Work, or a related area required); PLUS two (2) years of full-time experience in a psychiatric, group, medical, children, family, or correctional setting
  • Completion of necessary continuing education training, certifications and/or licensure requirements
  • AVATAR software system and Adult Needs and Strengths Assessment (ANSA) certification required


What You'll Need for Success:

  • Advanced knowledge of principles and practices of social work and recovery
  • Specialized knowledge of laws, rules, regulations and guidelines for the care, treatment, and rights of those with mental illness and developmental delay
  • Specialized knowledge of case management


Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.
This role provides supervision for offenders and requires a high level of judgment and care.


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.

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