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Job Description

Psychologists, LPCCs, LCSWs and LMFTs who are interested in a leadership role in the correctional mental health field are encouraged to consider an outstanding career opportunity with Liberty Healthcare.

A newly-created Director position is available with Liberty Healthcare at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic, CA.

Liberty Healthcare is collaborating with the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services and Sheriff’s Department to enhance the mental health services provided to the inmates of the Pitchess Detention Center. This program will serve approximately 320 inmate clients who are struggling with mental illness. The program’s services will include admission assessment, psychiatric care, treatment, medication management, crisis intervention, and aftercare and release planning.

Liberty Healthcare will leverage thirty years of mental health experience and use best practices in correctional mental health to help inmate clients achieve positive clinical outcomes and improved overall mental health.

Liberty Healthcare’s Director will play a key role in the enhancement of mental health services at the Pitchess Detention Center.  This is a dynamic position which will carry a wide array of responsibilities, including:

  • Implementing and managing a high quality correctional mental health service based on research and best practices
  • Hiring, training and leading a multidisciplinary team comprised of Psychiatrists, LPCCs, LCSWs, LMFTs, Psychiatric Technicians, and Registered Nurses
  • Overseeing quality assurance and utilization management initiatives
  • Ensuring contract deliverables are met or exceeded and clinical services are compliant with regulatory standards
  • Maintaining appropriate staffing levels and effectively administering the program’s budget
  • Serving as liaison to a wide array of stakeholders at the County, within the jail, and also Liberty Healthcare’s corporate entity
  • Planning for growth and expansion of services and clinical programming

As a full-time employee of Liberty Healthcare you can expect to receive a competitive salary and benefits package which includes health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance and paid time off.

Click here for a comprehensive overview of Liberty Healthcare’s benefits plan

Moreover, this is a career opportunity which affords outstanding resume-building experience and growth potential.  As a Director with Liberty Healthcare you would join a national team of subject matter experts and nationally-recognized leaders in the forensic, correctional and public behavioral health fields.

Skills & Requirements

Well-qualified candidates will possess the following attributes:

  • California LPCC, LCSW, LMFT or Psychology license
  • Prior clinical experience serving corrections patients or people who have serious mental illness within an inpatient psychiatric hospital, correctional facility or secure / locked mental health setting
  • Prior experience successfully leading clinical staff and complex behavioral health systems – preferably within a correctional or forensic setting
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and an ability to excel within a dynamic environment

The Pitchess Detention Center North is operated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.  The Center provides custody and care to 320 adult male inmates who have mental illness. The Center is located in the town of Castaic in northern Los Angeles County. Castaic is accessible via Interstate 5 and is commutable from Ventura, Palmdale and the city of Los Angeles.

Click here to visit the Pitchess Detention Center online and click here for directions to the Center

Liberty Healthcare Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Veterans and people who have disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

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If you’re looking to elevate your career and make a difference in the lives of people who are struggling with mental illness – Liberty is looking for you!