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Behavioral Health Clinician (LCSW, LMHC, or LMFT)

About the Florida Justice Center

We give people a second chance by providing them with legal representation, bail assistance, reentry support, connections to social services, and the tools they need to succeed.  We are a racial equity organization that is working to disrupt the way justice-involved people are cared for from the time of arrest through their release.

Position Summary

The Behavioral Health Clinician is an entry-level supervisor within a small nonprofit organization focused on social and racial justice, reentry services, and legal support. They will be responsible for supervising and training clinical and non-clinical interns and volunteers, coordinating internal and external mental health services, coordinating community resources and referrals, and developing and evaluating programs. The clinician will also provide hands-on counseling and supervise the case management program.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide counseling, therapy, and/or psychotherapy to clients, groups, and families.
  • Diagnose psychological, behavioral, and emotional disorders, and develop individual treatment plans.
  • Supervise and train behavioral health and case work interns, volunteers, and employees.
  • Conduct initial assessment to determine needs and goals of client.
  • Develop and evaluate programs.
  • Develop and coordinate support groups.
  • Research, build relationships with, and refer clients to community resources to address barriers to reentry.
  • Maintain case files and records with strict confidentiality in accordance with policies and procedures, regulations, and the law.
  • Monitor clients by conducting periodic follow-up and aftercare.
  • Follow policies and procedures, participating in quality reviews and reporting needed changes.
  • Help clients adjust to life changes and challenges.
  • Provide crisis intervention as needed.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work, or directly related field.
  • Valid and current Florida LCSW, LMHC, or LMFT license.
  • Ability to make biopsychosocial assessments and develop care plans.
  • Knowledge of reentry population and awareness of racial justice issues.
  • Ability to provide after-hours service as needed.
  • Ability to write reports and present to a variety of stakeholders and groups.
  • Experience with cognitive behavioral and trauma-informed therapy.
  • Valid Florida driver license and reliable transportation.
  • Current First Aid/CPR certificate.
  • Proof of ability to work in the United States.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of products.
  • Willing to submit to background check, if required.
  • Ability to relate and communicate without judgment with diverse populations and groups, including those with substance abuse and/or mental health issues, and accused and/or convicted of a variety of crimes.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience supervising, training, and mentoring graduate-level students.
  • Bilingual fluency in English and Spanish or Haitian Creole.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Salary is $54,000-$60,000.
  • 100% paid health, dental, and vision insurance.
  • Paid time off.
  • Paid license and certification renewal, continuing education classes.
  • Paid professional liability insurance.
  • Work hours are flexible based on the needs of the organization and will often exceed 40 hours and may include evening and weekend shifts.
  • This is an exempt position in accordance with the FLSA.
  • This is an on-site position only.

COVID-19 Precautions

  • COVID-19 safety protocols are strictly enforced.
  • Touchless soap, paper towel, and hand sanitizer dispensers throughout office.
  • Hands-free trash cans.
  • Temperature checks
  • All staff and clients must wear masks.
  • Social distancing, when possible.

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