Psychologist
State of Ohio - Fairfield County, OH

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The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction is looking for a dedicated mental health professional to assume the responsibilities of Psychologist .

One or all of these duties or other job-related duties as assigned. Within scope of practice, provides psychological services to inmates, provides advice & consultation on psychological matters, (e.g., conducts psychological &/or neuropsychological evaluations/assessments, administers, scores & interprets psychological tests, reviews pre-admission or pre-treatment data, conducts interviews & writes evaluation reports & treatment plans, evaluates treatment plans developed & quality of service rendered by others & coordinates psychological services & programs, assists with program development & conducts research on psychological assessment & treatment) or does all of preceding & acts as lead worker over lower level psychological services staff. Conducts individual & group counseling & psychotherapy (e.g., counsels on substance abuse, trauma, self injury, suicidal ideation, grief & loss, impulse control, family issues, health issues, inter-personal issues &/or criminal behavior), follows up on treatment & writes progress reports; conducts psychological evaluations (e.g., participates in involuntary medication hearings; evaluates potential for suicide; consults with psychiatrist, conducts assessments, works with clients to establish reasons for living, teaches coping strategies); diffuses / de-escalates issues & role models positive behaviors; conducts ongoing assessments of inmates at all times to identify, prevent &/or contain any significant lethality risks amongst inmates for imminent harm to self or others; provide psychological services to offenders under Adult Parole Authority oversight; coordinates services between institution mental health services & local community mental health service providers; completes re-entry accountability plans & conducts home visits to adult parole authority offenders with adult parole authority field officers; provides specialized sex offender therapies such as aggression control, coping with neurological disorders (e.g., ADHD) & victim empathy; provides psychological treatment to inmates in form of psycho-educational classes (e.g., skill acquisition) & time limited group psychotherapy (e.g., older adult male issues), participates in treatment team functions & provides technical assistance, guidance, instruction to treatment team members; recommends policies & procedures for patient assessment, evaluation & treatment. writes discharge summaries &/or behavioral recommendations when transitioning individuals out of institution, prepares statistical reports & graphs summarizing behavioral progress & use of various interventions / treatments; acts as liaison for offenders with treatment team, rules infraction boards, parole boards & unit management staff; reviews multiple charts, conducts interviews, writes risk assessment reports & treatment summaries; serves as advisor on psychological matters for psychological unit, for other divisions & departments & for community groups & organizations, prepares materials for & participates in staff development & in-service training programs, attends meetings, conferences & seminars, serves on &/or chairs facility-wide committees & represents psychological unit; acts as consultant with regional parole staff, juvenile parole officers, social workers, mental health professionals, community mental heath professionals, families & case managers; on rotating basis, participates in weekend coverage for evaluation & assessment of offenders placed on suicide watch.

Minimum Qualifications:
License to practice psychology as issued by Ohio State Board of Psychology per Section 4732.12 or 4732.15 (A) of Ohio Revised Code.

Major Worker Characteristics:
Knowledge of Ohio revised code chapters (e.g., 2945, 4732, 5122); Ohio administrative code (e.g., section 4732); American psychological association forensic psychological guidelines; ethical issues within forensic psychology; adult parole authority laws, rules & guidelines; criminology, social psychology; clinical psychology; interviewing; psychotherapy; psycho diagnosis; counseling; statistics; employee training & development*; Ohio ethics laws & statutes; biological basis of behavior;, neuropsychology;, psychopharmacology; counseling. Skill in operation of personal computer & related software* (Microsoft word; excel; power point; crisis & trauma intervention*; suicide prevention*; first aid*; CPR*). Ability to understand abstract field of study; define problems, collect data, establish facts & draw valid conclusions; recognize unusual or threatening conditions & take appropriate action; use statistical analysis; counsel others on sensitive matters; write instructions, specifications or technical manuals; develop complex reports & position papers such as functional assessments, indentifying problem behaviors, prioritizing problem behaviors, defining problem behaviors & formulating hypothesis; conduct intellectual educational, social-sexual, risk & adaptive assessments (including administering & scoring / interpreting assessments); maintain composure while testifying as expert witness during adversarial legal proceedings.

(*)Developed after employment.

Supplemental Information:
We strongly encourage you to apply on-line. Those applicants unable to apply on-line must submit their application via mail to the following:

Department of Rehabilitation & Correction
Attn: Tiffany Stout, Regional Specialist
CTAC-Corrections Training Academy & Assessment Center
11781 State Route 762
Orient, Ohio 43146
phone: 614-877-7902 fax: 614-877-0501

  • Do not submit your application to the institution. You may be required to demonstrate how you meet minimum qualifications. THIS POSITION IS SEIU DISTRICT 1199 BARGAINING UNIT POSITION. FOR POSITIONS COVERED BY THE SEIU, DISTRICT 1199 BARGAINING UNIT CONTRACT APPLICATIONS/RESUMES MAILED WILL BE CONSIDERED TIMELY IF THEY ARE POSTMARKED BY THE CLOSING DATE LISTED ON THE POSTING. The final applicant selected for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis prior to an appointment to test for illegal drug use. The State will decline to extend a final offer of employment to any applicant with a verified positive test result. Also, an applicant with a positive test result will not be considered for any position with the State of Ohio for a period of one year. NOT APPLICABLE TO CURRENT STATE EMPLOYEES. The Department of Rehabilitation & Correction is a tobacco-free workplace. **Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to the email address provided on your application.** ***Attachments to your application are not accepted for this posting. Please copy and paste your resume’ in the text box provided on your application.

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