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Job Description:

Mental Health Director/Psychologist - Essex County Jail

CFG Health Systems has an immediate opportunity for a Mental Health Director/Psychologist to work in Mercer County Jail located in Newark, NJ!

SUMMARY:   Responsible for overseeing the provision mental health services to inmates of the Department of Corrections consistent with community standards of care.  Provides overall supervision for clinical services for the site.  Serves as the liaison for mental health matters with mental health providers outside the system and provides “on-call” services

Hours: Monday through Friday; 8 hours per day

Duties include but not limited to:

  • Responsible for the direct supervision and evaluation of all mental health staff
  • Implements and enforces all policies and procedures pertaining to the facility’s mental health services
  • Meets regularly with the facility’s Health Services Administrator to communicate information regarding mental health services
  • Coordinates mental health care with the medical department
  • Administratively oversees the referral process for  psychopharmacological interventions 
  • Oversees transfers of inmates to higher levels of mental health care when necessary
  • Attends all clinical and administrative meetings as scheduled by the Health Services Administrator
  • Provides direct mental health services as needed
  • Oversees mental health discharge planning  for inmates to be  released into the community 
  • All other duties as assigned



CFG Health Systems offers rewarding and challenging work environments along with competitive benefits which include a healthy work/life balance, competitive wages, growth opportunities, Paid Time Off, 401(k), Continuing Education Funds,  Medical, Dental, and Life Insurance, and more!

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Other Qualifications:

  • Must possess a degree in Psychology (Ph.D./Psy.D) from an accredited graduate program in Psychology or a degree in Medicine (MD/DO) from an accredited medical school.
  • Must be licensed as a Psychologist or Psychiatrist by the in which he/she will provide services   



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

About CFG:  CFG Health Systems, LLC (CFG) is a medical, dental and behavioral healthcare provider dedicated to delivering the highest quality services to correctional facilities. For years our proven programs, experienced personnel, vast resources and unmatched expertise have made CFG Health Systems, LLC the best healthcare services choice for both private and public sector organizations. We are proud of our ability to design and implement customized programs based on the specific needs, resources and operational characteristics of our clients.  



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Medical, Dental and Mental Health Services



Work Schedule:

1st Shift




Jails & Detention


Senior Manager

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