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Security Officer

Job: 127176

Location: Pembroke Pines, FL

Facility: South Florida State Hospital

Type: Full-Time

Shift: Night 8 hour

Recruiter: Andres Rozo


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

Our Security Officer provides security activities within and around the property of the facility as well as during off-site transports and at off-site locations where residents/detainees are present.

What you bring to the table


  • High School diploma or its equivalent (i.e. GED).
  • Must be able to successfully complete the The Company Security Officer Basic Training Program.


  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Be a citizen of the United States notwithstanding any laws of the State to the contrary.
  • Not have been convicted of any felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement, nor have received a dishonorable or undesirable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States.
  • Any person who, after July 1, 1981, pleads guilty or no contest, or is found guilty of a felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement shall not be eligible for employment or appointment as an officer, notwithstanding suspension of sentence or withholding of adjudication.
  • Have his/her processed fingerprints on file with the employment agency.
  • Have  passed  a  physical  examination  by  a  licensed  physician  based  on specifications established by the Company.
  • Have a good moral character as determined by a background investigation under procedures established by the Company.
  • Able to pass Background Check and Drug Screen.


  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.

What you will do

  1. Maintains security of an assigned post, being alert at all times and taking necessary action to prevent escapes. Monitors patient activities intervening as needed to control disruptive or violent behaviors.
  2. Utilizes and at times, monitors and controls all communication systems, surveillance systems and emergency signal systems, including but not limited to; fire alarm and thermal detection system, closed circuit television system (CCTV), computer terminals, perimeter-alert system, public address (PA) system and two-way radio system.
  3. Observes and monitors residents/detainees inside and outside of the facility for hostile or breach of security and safety behaviors, implementing necessary safety precautions.
  4. Responds to emergency calls, entering resident/detainee areas to redirect residents/detainees, controls fights, prevent escapes as well as assist treatment staff to prevent harm or injury from violent residents /detainees utilizing authorized aggression resolution/control techniques.
  5. Participates in searching resident’s/detainee’s areas for contraband and other unauthorized items.
  6. Controls and monitors all individuals, staff; residents/detainees, as well as visitors entering and leaving the facility conducting searches and checking for proper identification to ensure the utmost security and safety of the facility and its occupants.
  7. Routinely monitors and conducts inspections of the facility’s physical plant and grounds for escape risks and/or hazardous conditions.
  8. Searches for and returns residents/detainees who have escaped or eloped from the facility.
  9. Monitors all vehicular traffic at the facility, checking for proper identification and maintaining surveillance of parking areas for compliance with established regulations.
  10. Provides off-site vehicular transportation for residents/detainees who have appointments for medical treatment, evaluations, court appearances, etc.
  11. Provides supervision as well as custody and control of residents/detainees while they are outside the facility.
  12. May assist licensed nursing personnel in: Providing direct services to assigned population including health data collection; Conducting observations of resident/detainee behaviors and activities of daily living; Assistance with resident’s/detainee’s activities of daily living including prompting; Education and support; Special assignments such as conducting face checks of residents/detainees; Monitoring of internal hallways, walk-ways and the internal campus area; Conducting one-on-one (1:1) monitoring/supervision of residents/detainees; Providing for the overall supervision of resident/detainee, groups and other direct care duties as assigned.
  13. Demonstrates basic knowledge regarding therapeutic communication and role recovery psychiatric rehabilitation skills.
  14. Understands the organization’s recovery based mission, vision and values and how these guide practice.
  15. Intervenes in psychiatric emergencies using approved techniques, including The Mandt System and/or the application of authorized restraint and/or seclusion.
  16. Continues professional development via in-service education, workshops, conferences and self-study necessary to maintain current knowledge applicable to the position.
  17. Demonstrates sensitivity to cultural diversity issues, treats all individuals (co-workers, residents/detainees, visitors, etc.) with respect and dignity.
  18. Maintains a working knowledge of the unique demands of providing care and treatment to residents/detainees of different age groups.
  19. Provides individualized care that is consistent with/sensitive to the age and life span developmental needs of each resident/detainee.
  20. Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may call for deviations.
  21. Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations.
  22. Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details.
  23. Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous basis.
  24. 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
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