The American Correctional Association, the oldest and largest correctional association in the world, selected Wexford Health’s Restoration to Competency (RTC) program as the recipient of its prestigious 2014 Innovation in Corrections Award.
Wexford Health Sources, one of the nation's leading innovative correctional health care companies, provides clients with experienced management and technologically advanced services, combined with programs that control costs while ensuring quality. For nearly two decades, Wexford Health has consistently delivered proven staffing expertise and a full range of medical, behavioral health, pharmacy, utilization management, provider contracting, claims processing, and quality management services.
At Wexford Health 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.
Wexford Health has an exceptional opportunity for a Behavioral Health Specialist to join our team of healthcare professionals at Okeechobee in Okeechobee, FL.
We’re proud to offer a competitive benefits package including:
The Behavioral Health Specialist is a member of the multi-disciplinary treatment team and provides clinically appropriate services under the clinical direction of a Psychologist or Psychological Services Director. The Behavioral Health Specialist will provide mental health screenings and assessments, clinical watches, treatment groups and individual sessions, as well as other clinically related activities.
The duties and responsibilities outlined herein are for not all-inclusive; employees may be assigned other duties as required.
Standard medical setting in a correctional facility, which includes daily interfacing with inmates, correctional staff and health care personnel. Temperature extremes may be encountered while moving throughout the facility outdoors and indoors in buildings without air conditioning.
TRAVEL: Minimal required
LICENSING: Licensed or licensed-eligible in the State of Florida in accordance with guidelines of the Chapter 490 and 491 Boards. Mental Health Counselor or Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
CERTIFICATION: Current CPR certification
EDUCATION: Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, or Counseling
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: At least one (1) year prior clinical experience working with the forensics client; have familiarity with relevant research literature, clinical assessments, procedures and methods; have ability to assess treatment goals and write goal-directed, individualized treatment plans; have ability to monitor and document individual behavior patterns and modify treatment plans; and be familiar with diagnostic nomenclature outlined in the most recent Diagnostic and Statistical Manual.