Forensic Clinician

  • Partnership Development Group
  • Annapolis, MD, USA
  • Mar 15, 2019
Full time Health Care Legal Nonprofit-Social Services Other

Job Description

SALARIED, CLINICAL POSITION- no evenings or weekends required!  This is a unique opportunity to provide in-depth, clinical, behavioral health services to an incarcerated population as part of an interdisciplinary treatment team.  

This is a full time position with Partnership Development Group, based out of the Anne Arundel County Detention Facility in Annapolis, MD.  The Forensic Behavioral Health Clinician is an employee of the agency who provides behavioral health services to individuals incarcerated within the Anne Arundel County Detention facilities.  This position requires licensure at the independent level (LCPC or LCSW-C)

The primary responsibilities of this position are focused on the facility’s Behavioral Health Crisis Stabilization unit, including the maintenance of a therapeutic milieu and development/facilitation of therapeutic groups and activities.  In addition, the clinician is responsible for diagnostic assessments, individual therapy, the development and implementation of structured therapy groups outside the unit, and participation in interdisciplinary team meetings.  The clinician coordinates with other team members, including clinicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, somatic physicians, nurses, and detention center staff.  This role requires the ability to develop and provide training for detention center staff.  

The candidate must be licensed in Maryland as a LCSW-C or LCPC. 

Experience in correctional settings preferred.  Must have experience with adults diagnosed with severe mental illness.  Knowledge of the legal system and court proceedings required.  Experience in Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, co-occurring disorders, person-centered treatment planning, and differential diagnosis utilizing the DSM 5/ICD-10 required.  Must have the ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing.  Experience with Electronic Medical Records preferred.  Preference will be given to English/Spanish bilingual candidates.