Therapist - Sarpy County Correctional Facility

$50,000 - $68,316 yearly
  • Heartland Family Service
  • Papillion, NE, USA
  • May 07, 2024
Full time Licensed Mental Health Professional Licensed Professional Licensed Substance Abuse Professional

Job Description

At Heartland Family Service, we are committed to building a culture that is trauma informed and values and celebrates diversity and inclusion. We believe this allows for better service delivery and innovation, as it encourages our employees to bring various experiences and uniqueness to the workplace.

Trauma Informed Care is an approach to engaging people with histories of trauma that recognizes the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role that trauma has played in their lives.  Trauma Informed Care also acknowledges the effects of working with trauma survivors on our workforce and seeks to build collaborative and supportive working environments and relationships.

If you believe in our mission of creating healthy families and communities, and like a fast pace, collaborative and team-oriented environment, then Heartland Family Service is the agency for you. 


This position will be working in the mental health unit of the Sarpy County Correctional Facility and will be providing individual and group therapy to those who are in need. We understand the importance of building rapport with this population, and it is more likely that an individual will participate in ongoing treatment if they have a positive working relationship with their therapist.

Professionals at this level are experienced and able to work with a minimum amount of supervision. High production standards are especially required at this level. The therapist assigned to this program is expected to have a high level of skill in assessment, treatment, and to be familiar with evidence-based practices as appropriate to this population.

Compensation: between $50,000 and $68,316 per year (salary is based upon total years of relevant experience).
Work Schedule:
 40 hours per week

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  • Master’s degree in counseling or social work
  • PLMHP/LMHP/LIMHP or LCSW required.
  • Valid driver’s license/ acceptable driving record

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • *Works with Mental Health (MH) team staff at the Sarpy County Correctional Facility to provide therapeutic services, optimizing accessibility to mental health services.
  • *Conducts a comprehensive intake assessment when appropriate.
  • *Conducts individual suicide assessments and reassessments as necessary, provides subsequent recommendations to MH team members.
  • *Determines whether client needs mental health, substance abuse, and/or family therapy; determines needed level of care; refers to appropriate level of care.
  • *Provides services including coping skills training, problem solving and stress management education through individual, group and family consultation.
  • *Provides counseling to individuals and families in group or individual settings, monitors progress.
  • *Provides consultation and training to Sarpy County Correctional staff including, education on indicators to assist in early recognition of problem areas, assistance to staff in implementing transition plans.
  • *Assists MH team in monitoring and managing environment to maximize safety and prevent crisis situations.
  • *Provides mental health crisis intervention as needed.
  • *Refers to other Heartland Family Service programs and other community services, as necessary upon discharge
  • *Is dependable and punctual regarding scheduling and attendance.
  • Meets clinical requirements of third-party payers (authorizations, reviews, documentation) and provides information necessary for prompt and accurate billing.
  • Maintains relationships with referral sources.
  • Coordinates care when provided by multiple practitioners.
  • Completes all case documentation for clinical and billing purposes.
  • Maintains clinical record, meeting established standards of timeliness and completeness.
  • Is prompt and accurate in completing all required reports, statistics and other requirements.
  • Displays a courteous and caring attitude at all times to the clientele, volunteers, and visitors of the Agency and Sarpy County.
  • *Maintain an advanced clinical practice, meeting assigned productivity standard and meeting relevant documentation timelines in their own work.
  • *Assist Program Director and Clinical Supervisor in implementing program changes to meet fidelity, contract, audit, or other requirements.
  • Provide backup/crisis availability in assigned location.
  • *As designated, review evaluations and other clinical documentation to ensure appropriateness and training progression.
  • Cooperate and collaborate with program area staff, volunteers, and other Agency staff.
  • Abide by all specific program and Agency procedures, policies and requirements.
  • Develop personal and program related skills through participation in internal and external training opportunities including printed material and audio and/or visual media.
  • *Creates, maintains and shares a appropriate a dynamic self-care plan.
  • *Strives to make connections between the agency and the larger community whenever possible in order to contribute to the agency’s ongoing fundraising and friend-raising efforts.
  • *Essential functions of this job is to be performed on company physical work site.
  • Perform other program related duties as assigned.


Job Requirements


  • Master’s degree in counseling or social work
  • PLMHP/LMHP/LIMHP or LCSW required.
  • Valid driver’s license/ acceptable driving record

Other Salary Information

Salary is based upon total years of relevant experience

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