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Date: Jan 22, 2022

Location: CHATTAHOOCHEE, FL, US, 32324

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Requisition No: 451584 

Agency: Children and Families

Working Title: BEHAVIORAL SPECIALIST - 60006379

Position Number: 60006379 

Salary:  $58,040.84 

Posting Closing Date: 01/31/2022 

Florida State Hospital Civil Units seek people with a Master's Degree earned in psychology, counseling, or closely related professional field to provide psychological assessment, forensic assessment services (IST/ITP, NGI), consultation to multidisciplinary teams, group and individual psychotherapy and psychoeducation to adults in a large state mental health facility operated under a Recovery model. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are welcomed, as this facility serves adult men and women of different demographic and life backgrounds who are committed under criminal and civil statutes for a variety of mental health concerns, generally issues that are severe and persisting. Proficiency with different languages, such as ASL, is also desirable. 


Please submit all relevant attachments: (1) a CV that is up to date (2) a brief, focused Cover Letter detailing your interest, training, and experience for work in this type of setting., (3) If you have a FL license at masters level, such as LMHC, attach a copy.


Applicants selected for hire will be required to submit before hire an official transcript showing the attainment of a master's degree in clinical or counseling psychology or very closely related mental health profession.


All employees of state mental health treatment facilities are required to wear face masks and appropriate protective equipment as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  In addition, staff will be required to complete COVID-19 testing prior to hire and routinely during employment.

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. 

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