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P/T PSYCHOLOGIST in Milton, FL at GEO Secure Services

Date Posted: 1/23/2023

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Job Description

Facility: Blackwater River Correctional and Rehabilitation Facility

Salary: $68.00 hr.

Bonus (if applicable):


Equal Opportunity Employer.

Are you a psychologist looking for a challenging yet interesting environment, where you can really make a difference? If you are passionate about people and believe that everyone deserves the highest quality of mental healthcare, we have the role for you! As the industry's global leader in evidence-based rehabilitation, we are looking for people like you to add to our growing team. 

Join A Community That Cares

Joining GEO means contributing to our mission to provide the best rehabilitation and community reintegration programs and services to those in our care. GEO is a place for professional growth, exploration, creativity, and valuable interpersonal relationships. Interested in achieving extraordinary things? Send in your application. Every one of our employees makes us who we are.

Role and Responsibilities

Your primary role is to evaluate and diagnose inmates/detainees/residents (I/D/R) for mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. In this role, you will:

  • Coordinate mental health functions (including supervising and training staff members).
  • Examine and treat detainees/inmates referred by the nursing/professional staff to ensure proper injury care, disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.
  • Provide psychotherapy or counseling for psychological disorders or mental illness.
  • Make appropriate referrals as necessary to a psychiatrist.
  • Evaluate I/D/R’s mental status and symptoms in determining the need for transfer or placement under observation due to suicide risk.
  • Make referrals to the appropriate professional should the I/D/R exhibit side effects.
  • Document services provided and comprehensive notes in the patient medical records.
  • Instruct staff and officers in recognizing suicide risk factors.
  • Provide in-service education for medical and correctional staff as required.

We're looking for individuals from different backgrounds

Building an inclusive culture where every employee can perform to their maximum potential is the center of GEO’s employee value proposition. Our success is based on diversity in our workforce and the inclusion of eclectic perspectives, ideas, and backgrounds. Everyone is encouraged to apply. Here’s to unlimited ideas, increased productivity, and innovative solutions!

Job Requirements

Competencies Required

Acute awareness, critical thinking ability, and strong communication skills are key qualities we look for. Our employees feel proud to play a role in our patients’ re-entry to society. 

Minimum Requirements

  • Graduate of an accredited graduate school with doctoral degree in psychology and master’s degree in psychopharmacology.
  • Licensed to practice as a medical psychologist in the state in which the Facility is located.
  • One (1) year of clinical experience.
  • Copy of professional license to remain on file at the Facility where services are rendered at all times.
  • Maintain appropriate certificates required to prescribe psychotropic medication.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department including V-See platform used to provide telepsychiatry.

Physical Requirements 

  • Frequently: Lift or carry up to 10 lbs.; walk, stand, bend, stoop and sit.
  • Occasionally: Lift or carry/push or pull up to 40 lbs. Climb, reach above shoulder level and work with machinery.