Mental Health Director

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/02/17
Crawfordville, FL
Healthcare IT
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/02/17






Centurion of Florida, a partnership with MHM Services and Centene, is part of the fastest growing correctional healthcare company in the nation and is proud to be the provider of healthcare services to the Florida Department of Corrections. MHM Services is a leading provider of specialized comprehensive health services to state and local governments nationwide. Today we employ over 6,000 of the best and brightest healthcare professionals across 15 states.  



We are currently seeking a Mental Health Director for the Wakulla Correctional Institution in Crawfordville, Florida.



The Mental Heath Director will be responsible for the following:


  • Coordinate site mental health services by provision of administrative support and patient monitoring
  • Develop, implement and evaluate mental health services, including intake process, assessments, individual follow-up, psychoeducational treatment, group therapy, crisis intervention, and services for segregated patients
  • Plan, supervise, assign and manage the clinical responsibilities provided by mental health staff to ensure that facility needs for clinical and consultative services are met
  • Coordinate the supervision of unlicensed mental health staff
  • Supervise clerical support staff to ensure patient medical records and department files are maintained appropriately and as required by policy
  • Respond to mental health emergencies and participate with staff in resolving the emergency
  • Ensure provision of clinical evaluations as required by the client’s administrative staff or other appropriate agencies
  • Develop system that provides 24-hour mental health consultation services to institutional staff that require assistance with immediate crisis intervention for patients
  • Assist in staff selection and recruitment as requested and coordinate orientation for new staff
  • Provide staff counseling and performance evaluations including applicable documentation under the direction of the Regional Office
  • Provide in-service opportunities to mental health staff to ensure compliance with in-service requirements
  • Assist Company administration in ensuring staff credentialing, personnel, health and safety, and training files are updated as required
  • Provide direct clinical services for patients and on call mental health services as required
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary team members in monitoring and treatment of patients requiring mental health services and in the development of individualized mental health treatment plans
  • Identify and maintain professional boundaries to preserve the integrity of the therapeutic process and relationship
  • Proactive in performance improvement activities as demonstrated by participating in the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) program (peer review; record reviews; membership on the CQI committee) and modifying clinical practices based on CQI recommendations
  • Acquire and maintain current clinical knowledge and skills and professional standards
  • Ensure compliance with all facility and Company policies, Federal and State laws, regulations, and guidelines including HIPAA
  • Coordinate care closely with security staff while maintaining a positive, collaborative relationship
  • Maintain an ethical commitment to ensure confidentiality within the limits of a correctional environment



  • Health, Life, Dental, Vision and RX insurance
  • Up to 20 Paid Days Off and 8 paid holidays
  • CEU 
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • 401k with company match


  • FL Psychologist license required 
  • Must be able to pass background investigation and obtain agency security clearance where applicable
  • Minimum of two (2) years supervisory experiencepreferred
  • Three (3) years behavioral health experience in a correctional and/or mental health services environment preferred

Job ID 2017-6683

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