Mental Health Unit Director/Correctional Medicine

Location: Illinois - Pontiac
Duration: Permanent - Full Time
Job ID: MHUD Pontiac (21939919)
Category: Psychologist Job
Company: Wexford Health Sources, Inc.
Contact: Liz Dalton
Job Posted: 09/23/20

Mental Health Unit Director/Correctional Medicine - MHUD Pontiac (21939919)

POSITION: Site Mental Health Unit Director


FACILITY: Pontiac Correctional Center

LOCATION: Pontiac, Illinois

**Up to $20,000 Sign on Bonus Available**

Wexford Health Sources, Inc. is a member of the Wexford family: a group of the nation's leading innovative correctional health care companies.  At Wexford Health Sources, Inc., our philosophy is that health care should not be considered a luxury for anyone. We simply care for those in need and the corrections environment is our venue.


  • Lead member of a multidisciplinary team; directs and supervises program psychologists and mental health staff by providing clinical direction, structure and support.
  • Coordinates/leads weekly staff meetings and follows all team/unit protocols, infection control practices, safety and security policies, and participates in disaster drills.
  • Engages in internal/external audit preparation and review process as directed by the Site Mental Health Services Director.
  • Completes Biopsychosocial Assessments, treatment plans, mental health reports and summaries, and attends weekly multi-disciplinary treatment planning meetings as scheduled.
  • Supports and coordinates discharge planning and the referral when a patient/offender is discharged to the community, work release or elsewhere within the system.
  • Ensures that the patient/offender mental health orientation of new staff, as well as patient/offender orientation is provided in accordance with all Health Services Bulletins.


Wexford Health offers a competitive benefits package including:

  • Performance check-ins with annual merit increase (if applicable)
  • Generous paid-time off program that combines vacation and sick leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Comprehensive health insurance through BlueCross BlueShield
  • Dental and Vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement saving plan
  • Company-paid short-term disability
  • Healthcare and dependent care spending account
  • Continuing education options




The following requirements list the minimum to qualify.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.

LICENSING: Clinical Psychologist license required

CERTIFICATION: Current CPR certification

EDUCATION: Doctoral level degree in Psychology


  • Attended an American Psychological Association (APA) approved graduate training program and Internship
  • Prior experience providing correctional/ forensic mental health services is essential
  • Prior supervisory experience is required