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Mental Health Technician Job

Job Number: 75477411978

Location: Florida City, FL

Date Posted: 1-31-2017


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 Part Time Mental Health Technician to join our team of healthcare professionals at Dade Correctional Institution in Florida City, FL.


Mental Health Technicians are part of the multi-disciplinary treatment team and work directly with mentally ill or mentally retarded/developmentally disabled inmates providing therapeutic services within mental health programs and units.  An employee in this title plans and conducts a variety of specifically assigned therapeutic client activities and provides supervision and leadership of activities appropriate to the program involved.  Activities are correlated with client needs, and are designed to help achieve self-adjustment and clinical stabilization.


  1. Plans and conducts a variety of specifically assigned client activities appropriate to the designated program.
  2. Provides leadership for one or more groups of clients in one phase of the total therapeutic activities program.
  3. Evaluates clients' capabilities and prepares recommendations on placement of clients in activity programs.
  4. Assists in maintaining administrative and clinical records.
  5. Requests supplies and equipment needed for assigned activities.
  6. Provides individual instruction for clients as required.
  7. Performs all duties and activities per the Behavioral Health Policies and Procedures and Health Services Bulletins.
  8. Performs related work as required.

The duties and responsibilities outlined herein are for payroll purposes only and are 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

LICENSING: None required

CERTIFICATION: Current CPR certification

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Social Work or related field

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Knowledge of the principles and practices of therapeutic activity programs; have ability to plan, organize, direct, and participate in recreation/leisure activities; and have ability to prepare, set-up and maintain equipment related to therapeutic activities.


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