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Florida Civil Commitment Center
Arcadia, Florida

 

Type: Full-Time
Shift: Day 8 hour
Recruiter: Michael Vernon
Email: MVernon@Wellpath.us

 

Overview
Our Clinical Therapist provides sex offender specific and related treatment services to civilly committed and detained residents of the facility. This includes Phases 1 through 4 of the Comprehensive Treatment Program and related ancillary groups.

Sign on bonus available!

Qualifications

Education:

  • Masters or Doctoral degree in psychology, social work, counseling, or related human services field

Experience:

  • Prior clinical experience working with sexual offenders and an understanding of the dynamics of sexual deviance strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with relevant research literature, clinical assessments, procedures and methods, particularly those designed for sexual offenders
  • Ability to assess treatment goals and write goal-directed, individualized treatment plans, as well as the ability to monitor and document individual behavior patterns and modify treatment plans to meet changing treatment goals
  • Ability to instruct others in the implementation of therapeutic and behavioral interventions and procedures
  • Excellent listening and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with the diagnostic nomenclature outlined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and the ability to establish rapport and maintain objectivity with a criminal or forensic population
  • Appreciation of the need for and ability to maintain appropriate personal boundaries in working with sexual offender populations
  • Investment in expanding current skills/knowledge and to the transfer of this knowledge to other staff
  • Ability to form and maintain good working relationships with a diverse staff and a commitment to enhancing cultural competency
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department

Licenses/Certifications:

  • Affiliate or Clinical member of the Association for Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) preferred. 
  • Must be licensed or license-eligible in Florida as a Clinical Psychologist (LCP), Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), or Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT).

Responsibilities

  • Comply with all laws, policies and procedures, rules and regulations formulated by the State of Florida Department of Children and Families, and any applicable professional governing bodies.
  • Deliver SOTP and other treatment to individuals and groups as assigned, in accordance with established performance standards. Document service delivery and resident progress on a weekly basis, completed in accordance with established standards and timeframes.
  • Serve as clinical therapist to assigned residents, with frequency and amount of direct contact with residents consistent with established performance standards. Clinical therapy duties include: (a) reviewing and integrating assessment information to write and monitor individualized treatment plans; (b) coordinating referral of residents to appropriate treatment groups and activities; (c) referring clients to psychiatric services and encourage residents to seek medical services or other specialized care as needed; (d) meeting weekly with assigned residents to monitor and review ongoing treatment or other needs; (e) reviewing and revising, as needed, resident individualized treatment plans using established format on a quarterly basis; (f) evaluating clinical appropriateness of property and visitation requests; (g) documenting all individual resident contacts using established formats within established time frames; and (h) other duties related to primary care of assigned residents as directed.
  • Provides 21 hours of sex offender treatment groups weekly.
  • Provide training and consultation to treatment and security staff on clinical methods and procedures related to the Sexually Violent Predators.

 

Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer

Posting Expiration Date: 
Fri, 2020-04-24 (All day)