Lincoln Correctional Center, Lincoln NE
Work schedule : Monday-Friday 8:00-4:320
This is an at-will position.This position focuses on major mental illness clients in a correctional residential treatment setting. Provisionally licensed individuals are also encouraged to apply. For additional information, call 402-479-6124. For ADA accommodations, call 402-432-5182.
Examples of Work:
Perform comprehensive psychological evaluations directed toward the determination of diagnosis, risks and needs, with subsequent appropriate course of treatment. Provide group and individual treatment to major mental illness populations. Provide psychological services to inmates including observation, crisis intervention and mental status evaluations. Maintain and complete paperwork, reports and other documentation according to policy and as needed and required. Lead multidisciplinary treatment team meetings. Assist in the development, establishment, implementation and evaluation of psychological and other mental health services for various inmate populations as needed. Provide crisis management/intervention services, including occasionally being on-call for weekends and/or after regular work hours. Provide training to other mental health and correctional staff as needed. May assist the Director of Mental Health in the supervision of other non-licensed psychologists, students and other mental health practitioners. Assist in developing policies and procedures related to mental health services. Maintain current Nebraska licensure.
Qualifications / Requirements:
REQUIREMENTS: Must be licensed to practice psychology in the state of Nebraska.
PREFERRED: Completed required APA accredited clinical internship. Management experience. Supervisory experience with psychological and other mental health professionals. Forensic experience. Experience working with incarcerated individuals. Experience working with major mental illness populations. Experience working on multi-disciplinary teams. Bilingual English/Spanish desired and assessed.
OTHER: Provisionally licensed candidates may be considered if actively pursuing licensure to become fully licensed as a Clinical Psychologist within a period not to exceed 2 years from date of hire. In addition to the employment application, all applicants are required to submit a resume which describes relevant experience to the core job duties as well as the desired requirements. Proof of licensure and transcripts required upon acceptance of a job offer. Applicants accepting a job offer are subject to a physical exam/screening, random drug test and background security check. Once employed, all incumbents must seccessfully complete the fully paid Nebraska Department of Correctional Services pre-service training program.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to work with diverse patient populations including the mentally ill, the socially and developmentally impaired, sex offenders and others may be required. Ability to work as a team member.