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Behavioral Health Specialist

Company: Corizon Health
Location: Cocoa
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Job Description:

Correctional healthcare is not just a job. It’s a calling.

By choosing a career with Corizon Health, you are choosing the opportunity to truly make a difference in the health, well-being, and future of the patients you serve. We take pride in being a pioneer provider of correctional healthcare. As a Corizon Health professional, you have access to the resources and support to enhance your skills, build a solid foundation to reach your career potential, and contribute to the care and well-being of an underserved population. There is no greater calling. Join Corizon Health today and be part of our legacy of innovation and clinical expertise. 

Below is a list of your responsibilities as a Behavioral Health Specialist with Corizon Health at Brevard County Jail located in Cocoa, Florida:

  • Assists as needed in discharge planning and referral process to appropriate resources when inmates are close to discharge.
  • Quickly responds to and assess inmates in need of crisis intervention. Completes mental health crisis assessments in various inmate housing units.
  • Consults with the multidisciplinary team on all crisis intervention cases for possible transfers to alternate levels of care.
  • Provides group counseling as clinically appropriate, and agreed upon by the treatment team.
  • Initiates, completes and maintains all of the treatment plans, including group therapy portions of treatment plans. Attends weekly staff meetings and follows all team/unit protocol.
  • Completes bio-psychosocial assessments and other mental health reports and summaries as required.
  • Provides documentation in accordance with department policies, procedures and Health Services Bulletins.
  • Completes a daily operations log.
  • Participates in mandatory training activities as well as orientation of new staff.
  • Adheres to universal precautions and other appropriate infection control practices.
  • Adheres to regulations of medical chart “sign outs” and returns all charts to Medical Records daily or via site specific Medical Records protocol.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Corizon Benefits (only applicable for full-time positions)

  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • Generous PTO plan
  • 401k with matching funds
  • Employee Discount and Rewards Program
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Continuing Education Reimbursement

  • Master's Degree preferred (licensed as an LMHC/LCSW or licensed eligible-registered LMHC intern acceptable) or:
  • Minimum Bachelor's Degree
  • Counseling experience in a correctional setting preferred
  • Must pass security clearance
  • Annual PPD and CPR
  • Required to exert up to 50 pounds of force to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects including the human body.
  • Required to kneel, stoop, crouch and/or crawl occasionally. Frequent walking throughout site; to

    include walking up and down flights of stairs.

  • Must have and maintain sufficient strength, agility, and endurance to perform during stressful (physical, mental and emotional) situations encountered on the job.

  • Occasional running when responding to emergencies; must be able to perform BLS.

A background check, security clearance and drug screening are required for this role.


Corizon Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. In compliance with federal and state employment opportunity laws, qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, Vietnam era veteran, or disabled Veteran status. EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans.

Keywords: Corizon Health, Melbourne , Behavioral Health Specialist, Other , Cocoa, Florida

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