Job Description

Our Clinical Therapist provides sex offender specific and related treatment services to civilly committed and detained residents of the facility. This includes MRT, CORE SOTP, Extended SOTP, Review SOTP and related ancillary groups.
+ Masters or Doctoral degree in psychology, social work, counseling, or related human services field
+ 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
+ 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).
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Provides 16 hours of sex offender treatment groups weekly with a co-facilitator.
5. Provide training and consultation to treatment and security staff on clinical methods and procedures related to the Sexually Violent Predators.
6. Administer tests and assessments within scope of licensure, certification and training, as assigned.
7. Attend and actively participate in staff meetings, case conferences, case presentations, staff development meetings and training activities.
8. Provide clinical support and back up to other clinical staff as needed.
9. Works cooperatively in weekly individual supervision with Clinical Team Leader for clinical and administrative supervision.
10. Perform administrative duties including documentation of work hours, correspondence and coordination with other clinical and facility staff, etc.
11. Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may call for deviations.
12. Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations.
13. Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details.
14. Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous basis.
15. Perform other duties as as
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