Program Director - forensic mental health

CA - Riverside

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Job Description

Leaders in the forensic mental health field are encouraged to consider an available Program Director position with Liberty Healthcare Corporation’s jail-based competency evaluation and treatment program located onsite at the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside, CA.

This program exclusively serves adult inmates who have mental illness and are incompetent to stand trial.

Liberty Healthcare’s dedicated and skilled multidisciplinary clinical team provides high quality mental health assessment and treatment services to our clients, restoring them to competency as quickly and effectively as possible - helping prevent prolonged and unnecessary jail and hospital bed utilization.

This cutting-edge program is based on Liberty Healthcare’s innovative model which received a Best Practice Award from the California Council on Mentally Ill Offenders. 

As a Program Director, you will fulfill a vital leadership role and be responsible for:

  • Ensuring program clients receive high quality mental health services, through continuous quality management
  • Championing Liberty Healthcare’s vision, mission and core values – and conveying a high performance culture
  • Leading a team of clinical professionals and creating a positive employee experience for all
  • Achieving program goals, contract deliverables, and financial objectives
  • Liaising with a wide array of internal stakeholders – including jail staff and administration, court representatives, State mental health officials, and Liberty’s corporate leaders
As a new employee in this role you can expect a starting salary between $140,000 and $175,000.

Liberty takes into consideration relevant work experience, professional licensure status and credentials, work schedule / shift, and worksite location when determining a new hire’s specific starting salary.

Full-time employees accrue up to 30 days (240 hours) of cumulative paid time off annually – and are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package which includes health, dental, vision and disability insurance as well as other perks – click here for full details.

Moreover, this is an opportunity to join Liberty Healthcare’s national team of leaders and subject matter experts, while positively impact the mental health of people who have been historically underserved.

Skills & Requirements

You are a good fit for this position if you possess all of the following attributes:

  • At least five years of experience in the forensic mental health field
  • Subject matter expertise in California’s mental health laws, competency evaluation and restoration, and effective treatment services for people who are incompetent to stand trial
  • A successful track record in leading programs and services as well as managing and supervising clinical professionals - ideally within a jail or correctional environment

Professional licensure as a Psychologist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) is highly desired.

Recipients of aid under Welfare and Institutions Code Section 11200 are encouraged to notify Liberty Healthcare of said status to receive priority consideration.

Liberty Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity, equality and inclusion are among our deepest-held values. We work to create an environment that attracts real talent and we seek to motivate, inspire and recognize high performance among all employees. regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, or disability. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment.

Click “Apply” and submit your resume / CV for immediate consideration.