JBCT Clinician & Program Director

Butte County Jail and Juvenile Hall
Day 8 hour

Why Wellpath

Here at Wellpath, everything that we do is about taking care of people – our patients, our staff and our partners. We are committed to making a difference by providing hope and healing to vulnerable patients in challenging clinical environments. Our talented, compassionate team thrives in an autonomous environment, is empowered and supported by education, training and the resources to practice healthcare the way it is meant to be and strives to “Always Do The Right Thing!”




About this role

Under the direction of the Health Services Administrator (HSA), Program Manager (PM), or higher licensed medical professional, the Clinician/Program Director is a licensed master’s prepared clinician or a licensed Psychologist who is responsible for the oversight of the Jail Based Competency Treatment (JBCT) program operations, as well as clinical treatment delivery for patients. The Clinician/Program Director will provide supervision to staff, be the primary designee for communications between JBCT stakeholders (the Sheriff’s Office, Department of State Hospitals [DSH], the courts, etc.), monitor program outcomes and success, maintain Policy & Procedure adherence, and provide clinical treatment and direction/consultation as needed.

What you bring to the table


  • Master’s Degree with associated licensure as a LMFT, LCSW or related discipline


  • One + years’ experience
  • Knowledge of 1370/IST patients and treatment and patients with major mental illnesses
  • Skillful in group facilitation
  • Leadership and management experience
  • Previous correctional/detention facility experience


  • LMFT or LCSW
  • Current (and must maintain) lifesaving BLS certification through AHA


  • Must obtain and maintain security clearance throughout the course of employment.

What you will do

  • Program Director:
  • Provide general oversight and ensure program compliance to align with the Department of State Hospitals and Policy & Procedure (P&P) Manual.
  • Act as the primary designee to communicate with JBCT partners such as the DSH, Sheriff’s Office and local courts.
  • Work cooperatively with the Sheriff’s Office team and foster supportive relationships between staff and Sheriff’s Deputies/Officers.
  • Conduct monthly audits with the support of the Administrative Assistant to guarantee program compliance.
  • Manage personnel corrective action with the assistant of the HSA/PM.
  • Lead the weekly Treatment Team meeting, review patient Treatment Plans, and provide leadership as it relates to patient admissions, transfers, discharges, etc.
  • Complete the initial DSH Screening Form for incoming patients and waitlisted patients, after reviewing the PMU commitment packet.
  • Read, approve, and sign-off of all reports and communications going to Court.
  • Provide clinical support to the Clinician and Trainer, as needed.
  • Regularly attend groups within the milieu to assure program compliance and sound delivery of clinical treatment and ensure milieu schedule adherence.
  • Coordinate IMO/ALJ processes, as needed.
  • Fill in for Clinician and/or Trainer as needed to include daily sick calls, daily or weekly psych- educational groups, daily or weekly competency educational training groups, etc.
  • Document all findings in inmate's record providing written summaries of history and treatment course or other documentation requirements as outlined by the company and Facility, as needed.
  • May assist in the job shadow portion of the interview process of potential staff.
  • May assist in orientation and training of new employees.


  • Clinician
  • Strict adherence to DSH and company Policy & Procedure (P&P) Manual as it relates to the duties of the Clinician.
  • Hold daily, individual (1:1) sick calls and conduct weekly/daily psycho-educational groups for mentally ill and IST patient-inmates.
  • Obtain medication history, verify current medication, consult with medical provider/psychiatrist to continue psychotropic medications, and discuss conditions falling outside protocol perimeters.
  • Follow Department of State Hospital Policies and Procedures for patient admissions, transfers, and discharges; assist the JBCT psychologist with producing timely court reports; work cooperatively with jail custody staff and JBCT Deputy.
  • Work supportively with the Sheriff’s Office team and foster positive relationships between staff and Sheriff’s Deputies/Officers.
  • Develop and regularly update treatment plans and participate in a weekly, multi-disciplinary Treatment Team meeting.
  • Facilitate individual (1:1) clinical contacts with patients to support psycho-social progress, as it relates to competency (eg: cognitive-behavioral techniques, anger/anxiety management, etc.).
  • Coordinate discharge planning and aftercare plans through available community resources.
  • Document all findings in patient’s record providing written summaries of history and treatment course or other documentation requirements as outlined by the company and Facility.
  • May assist in the job shadow portion of the interview process of potential staff.
  • May assist in orientation and training of new employees.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer

Our investment in you

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance plan options
  • Time off & leave benefits
  • 401K
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Parental benefits
  • Perks and discounts
  • And more available here https://wellpathcareers.com/

Compensation Range

$40 - $49 / hour


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