Methadone Counselor - Jessup, MD

Corizon Health, Inc. Jessup , MD 20794

Posted 1 week ago

Job Summary

Provides behavioral health aftercare services. Duties include: Case management, which may include individual counseling/therapy on a frequency agreed upon by the treatment team, weekly group therapy, and crisis intervention assessments. Applicant may be expected to conduct evening groups. Must follow all credentialing and privileging procedures from applicable technical instructions.

Job Duties

  • Assists as needed in discharge planning and referral process to appropriate resources when inmates are close to discharge.

  • Quickly responds to and assess inmates in need of crisis intervention. Completes mental health crisis assessments in various inmate housing units.

  • Consults with the multidisciplinary team on all crisis intervention cases for possible transfers to alternate levels of care.

  • Provides group counseling as clinically appropriate, and agreed upon by the treatment team.

  • Initiates, completes and maintains all of the treatment plans, including group therapy portions of treatment plans. Attends weekly staff meetings and follows all team/unit protocol.

  • Completes bio-psychosocial assessments and other mental health reports and summaries as required.

  • Provides documentation in accordance with department policies, procedures and Health Services Bulletins.

  • Completes a daily operations log.

  • Participates in mandatory training activities as well as orientation of new staff.

  • Adheres to universal precautions and other appropriate infection control practices.

  • Adheres to regulations of medical chart sign outs and returns all charts to Medical Records daily or via site specific Medical Records protocol.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Master's Degree preferred (licensed as an LMHC/LCSW or licensed eligible-registered LMHC intern acceptable) or:

  • Minimum Bachelor's Degree

  • Counseling experience in a correctional setting preferred

  • Must pass security clearance

  • Annual PPD and CPR

Physical Requirements

Employees must be able to perform the following:

  • Required to exert up to 50 pounds of force to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects including the human body.

  • Required to kneel, stoop, crouch and/or crawl occasionally. Frequent walking throughout site; to

include walking up and down flights of stairs.

  • Must have and maintain sufficient strength, agility, and endurance to perform during stressful (physical, mental and emotional) situations encountered on the job.

  • Occasional running when responding to emergencies; must be able to perform BLS.

Work Environment

Correctional officers provide security; however, some degree of risk of verbal and physical assault from inmates exists. As in any healthcare setting, employees may be exposed to communicable and/or infectious diseases. Inside work with periodic traveling (inter and intra state) to other locations with exposure to weather, temperature extremes and hazardous road conditions. Frequent standing and walking while presenting or performing job duties. Adheres to site/contract specific on-call requirements.


Job Number:14017

Job ID : 14017

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Methadone Counselor - Jessup, MD

Corizon Health, Inc.