Director of Correctional Care
Job Code: DIR-125
Revision Date: August 18, 2022
$34.75 - $56.84 Hourly
$2,779.62 - $4,547.15 Biweekly
$72,270 - $118,226.00 Annually
We are an agency committed to
innovative behavioral health services in trauma-informed care that promote
healing and recovery to instill a sense of empowerment and foster a lifelong
sense of resilience.
Supervises, manages, and administers
the administrative and professional overall operations and implementation of
policies and procedures of Mental Health to include all related services as
governed by contracts, standards, and respective funding stream requirements.
Review, modifies and executes agency's policy and procedures regarding
preparation, processing, and monitoring of County contracts for jail-based
services. Supervises and manages clinical and administrative support staff,
assigned to the Jail Mental Health Clinic (JMHC).
Director provides management of
general operations of the program and program personnel. Is responsible for
operational decisions involving clinical services and processes; program
outcomes; organizational linkages with the jail. Provides training to the Sheriff's
Department and other community stakeholders. Manages the productivity and
quality of service provided.
Participation in the development and enhancement of the service provided
in the jail.
Duties and Responsibilities
The functions listed below are those
that represent the majority of the time spent working in this position.
Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the
position as necessary.
- Actively participates in senior level center-wide and divisional
goal/objective setting. Coordinates two-way communications of plans and
monitors reports outlining goal/objectives achievement.
- Performs annual review of designated staff and services, policies
and procedures, submitting to the Deputy Chief of Diversion (DCD) on any
necessary policy changes.
- Maintains divisional functions at compliance level with
applicable standards originating from Center (Business, Records, and
Personnel) and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), Texas
Department of State Health Services (DSHS), Centers for Medicare and
Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Federal Level (HUD Standards), Texas
Commission on Jail Standards (TCJS) and/or National Commission on
Correctional Health Care (NCCHC).
- Develops job descriptions and standards of performance for each
supervisee. Ensure that all
employee performance standards are met.
- Maintains and ensures confidentiality and privacy of division and
consumers per Protected Health Information Standards and Federal Law.
- Submits requested data and reports by the target date established
in conjunction with contractual mandates.
- Provides oversight in the design of unit services and training.
- Responsible for the implementation and oversight on operations,
budget, marketing, business, regulatory, clinical, and patient experience
goals under their supervision.
- Provide monitoring and oversight to all Quality Assurance
- Must be knowledgeable of accounting practices to include Accounts
Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Expenditures of their profit center.
- Creation and annual updating of Processes and Procedures
implemented for the JMHC and personnel.
- Direct oversight of JMHC Licensed Practitioner of the Healing
Arts (LPHA), Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC), Caseworkers
and Administrative Support staff.
- Direct oversight and mentoring of the JMHC Manager
- Attendance and participation in all identified meetings related
to JMHC, El Paso County Health Department (EPCHD), and El Paso County Sheriff's
- Creation and updating of training modules for Jail Clinic staff.
- Completion and oversight of required training for identified EPCSO
staff and El Paso County Hospital District (EPCHD) staff, as identified
through contractual mandates.
- Review and oversight of daily programming in coordination with JMHC
- Review, creation and oversight of JMHC budget and financials
- Direct oversight of contract management with EPCHD, in
coordination with DCD division.
- Must attend scheduled court appearances, as required.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Education and Experience
Requires a Master's
degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or a related subject supplemented
by two (2) year of supervisory experience and two (2) years of experience in
direct use of pragmatic (i.e., structural, strategic and functional) family therapies;
individual therapy with children and adults using cognitive behavioral
techniques; marital therapy using behaviorally-based approaches; behavioral
therapy targeting school behavior and academic performance; implementation of
interventions within or between systems in the consumers natural ecology that
affect or influence the behavior of consumer (i.e., family, peer, work, school,
and neighborhood) preferred.
Required Knowledge and Abilities
Knowledge of trauma-informed
theories, principals, and practices (includes multi-faceted understanding of
concepts such as community trauma, intergenerational and historical trauma,
parallel processes, and universal precautions), preferred.
Performs sedentary work that
involves walking or standing some of the time and involves exerting up to 10
pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or sustained keyboard
Unavoidable Hazards (Work
- Involves routine and frequent exposure to:
- Bright/dim light; Dusts and pollen.
- Extreme heat and/or cold; Wet or humid conditions.
- Extreme noise levels, Animals/wildlife.
- Vibration; Fumes and/or noxious odors.
- Traffic; Moving machinery.
- Electrical shock; Heights.
- Radiation; Disease/pathogens.
- Toxic/caustic chemicals; Explosives; Violence.
- Other extreme hazards not listed above.
Special Certifications and Licenses
Texas Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Clinical Social
Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). Texas
LPC-S or LCSW Supervisor preferred.
- Must be able to be credentialed as a Qualified Mental Health
Practitioner Community Service (QMHP-CS) within the timeframe designated by
- May be able to be considered as a Mental Health
Administrator (e.g., MD, DO, PhD, PsyD, LCSW, LPC, MSN, MPH, MHA, FACHE,
CCHP-MH) under the National Commission of Correctional Health Care accreditation
- Must possess and maintain a valid state Driver's
License with an acceptable driving record.
- Must be able to pass a TB, criminal background, and
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Emergence Health Network is an Equal
Opportunity Employer. ADA requires Emergence Health Network to provide
reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective
and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with
Other Job Characteristics
- Staffing requirements, including criteria that staff
have diverse disciplinary backgrounds, have necessary State required
license and accreditation, and are culturally and linguistically trained
to serve the needs of the clinic's patient population.
- Credentialed, certified, and licensed professionals
with adequate training in person-centered, family centered, trauma
informed, culturally-competent and recovery-oriented care.
- Must be able to wear a ballistic vest and flashlight
Note: This Class Description does not constitute an employment
agreement between the Emergence Health Network and an employee and is subject
to change by the Emergence Health Network as its needs change.