Mental Health Professional

Mental Health Professional Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Mental Health Professional to join our team.


  • Consults with Security, Medical, Classification and other departments as needed in I/D/R related mental health concerns;
  • Provides case management services as required to ensure continuity of ongoing service delivery;
  • Conducts post-release planning and communicates with community based mental health facilities for referral and continuity of care as appropriate;
  • Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details;
  • Provide supervision of unlicensed clinical staff;
  • May be required to participate in a system of 24-hour crisis intervention services;
  • Completion of regular reports of the employee’s activities in accordance with the policies and procedures;
  • Create treatment plans in alignment with patient’s identified diagnoses and goals;
  • Conduct diagnostic interviews to identify patient mental and chemical health concerns;
  • Provide individual and/or group therapy utilizing evidence-based intervention strategies and best practices;
  • Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations;
  • Completion of relevant clinical documentation in the health record regarding the patients participation in mental health treatment;
  • Demonstrate ability to identify ethical dilemmas and consult with appropriate resources;
  • Post orders, if applicable, per site contract;
  • Function within one’s competencies and seek consultation when necessary.


  • Experience or expertise with juveniles preferred;
  • Master’s degree in social work, psychology, criminal justice, or related field;
  • CADC or Licensure preferred;
  • Experience or expertise with offender populations preferred;
  • Must meet professional staff qualifications as required by 77 Illinois Administrative Code 2060.309 within two years of employment;
  • Above average verbal and writing skills;
  • Ability to work in crisis situations in a professional and mature manner;
  • Must be able to develop clear and concise reports in a timely manner;
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department;
  • One (1) year experience providing mental health services in an institutional setting is preferred;
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen;
  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a mental health related field such as Psychology, Counseling, or Social Work;
  • Must be able to work individually and in a team environment;
  • Strong counseling and motivational skills;
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.