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YesCare Corp Licensed Behavioral Health Professional- Forensic Unit in Louisville, Kentucky

Experience & Requirements

  • Master's degree in a related area from an accredited college or university in psychology or related field.

  • Licensed in state of employment (required) and two (2) years of experience with Forensic population (preferred)

  • Corrections experience preferred.

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

YesCare 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.



Under supervision of the Competency Restoration Program Director, this position will work with adult competency/restoration/forensic patients. The Behavioral Health Professional-Forensic Unit is responsible for evaluating, treating, and providing therapeutic interventions to individuals who have been found incompetent to stand trial. This position will promote optimum mental health and recovery-oriented community reintegration by providing individual and group counseling with an emphasis on competency restoration, psychoeducation and/or behavior modification with the goal of helping patients regain their legal competency.


Shift: Day

Shift Hours: 08:00 AM to 04:30 PM, Monday to Friday

Sign on bonus: $6000

  1. Conduct comprehensive mental health assessments to determine the factors contributing to the patient’s incompetence.

  2. Assess the patient’s cognitive, emotional, and psychological functioning.

  3. Develop individualized treatment plans that address the specific mental health issues contributing to incompetency. Monitor progress and adjust treatment plans as necessary.

  4. Facilitation of group and individual therapeutic interventions, such as psychotherapy and skill-building to address mental health symptoms for the purposes of restoring competency.

  5. Report preparation; expert testimony; data collection and analysis; supervision; and related work as assigned.

  6. Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team on all admissions and discharges for the Competency/Restoration Unit.

  7. Respond to any mental health crises that may arise during the competency restoration process.

  8. Communicate with legal professionals as necessary and as instructed to provide updates on the patient’s progress.

  9. Maintain accurate and detailed records of assessments, treatment plans, progress notes, and other relevant documentation.

  10. Prepare transition plans for patients being discharged from the unit and facilitate warm handoff with receiving treatment team.

YesCare 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


About YesCare Health

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

By choosing a career with YesCare, 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 YesCare 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 YesCare today and be part of our legacy of innovation and clinical expertise.

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ID 2024-18934

Job Locations US-KY-Louisville

Category Behavioral/Mental Health

Position Type Regular Full-time

Shift / Schedule Weekday Day

Location ID 90065