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Behavioral Specialist

Date: Dec 10, 2017

Location: CHATTAHOOCHEE, FL, US, 32324

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Requisition No: 22213 

Agency: Children and Families

Working Title: Behavioral Specialist

Position Number: 60005338 

Salary:  $38,400.18 

Posting Closing Date: 12/31/2017 



Seeking a candidate with a master's degree in psychology or a related field with experience in providing psychological treatment to work as part of a Multidisciplinary team under the supervision of a licensed psychologist in an inpatient forensic State facility serving adults who have been committed as Incompetent to Proceed, Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity or per Baker Act criteria. Duties include psychological assessment

(to include response style assessment measures), psychological treatment, admission interviews, competency screenings, court report writing, consultation with Recovery Team members, and other duties as assigned.


Applicants from diverse backgrounds and those who are bilingual (particularly ASL) are particularly welcome.


Florida State Hospital is a Tobacco-Free workplace.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee