Alpha Rae

  • Psychologist (2567)

    Job Locations US-OH-Lucasville
    Posted Date 6 months ago(6/20/2018 5:13 PM)
    # of Openings
    Length of Assignment
    Thru 9/3/18 (Potential Extension)
    Working Hours
    Mon-Fri 8AM-5PM with rotating weekends
    Pay Rate
    Area of City
  • Responsibilities

    • Within scope of practice, provides psychological services to patients, residents, consumers, students &/or inmates, provides advice & consultation on psychological matters, (e.g., conducts psychological &/or neuro psychological evaluations/assessments, administers, scores & interprets psychological tests, reviews pre-admission or p re-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 &/or court order forensic evaluations (e.g., reviews patients current chart, past hospital records, prosecution files, court entries & indictments, interviews direct care staff, individuals, guardians, family members, attorney’ s &/or case managers, conducts suicide risk assessments (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 Evaluates defendant / patient for mental status, evaluates competence to stand trial &/or sanity at time of offense & writes comprehensive forensic report & recommendation for courts; responds to subpoenas & app ears in court as expert witness on forensic / psychological matters; testifies in court regarding placement, guardianship, risk assessment &/or competency to stand trial; write s 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 health professionals, families & case managers; on rotating basis, participates in weekend coverage for evaluation & assessment of offenders placed on suicide watch. 



    • License to practice psychology as issued by Ohio State Board of Psychology per Section 4732.12 or 4732.15 (A) of Ohio Revised Code. 
    • Knowledge of Ohio revise d code chapters (e.g., 2945, 4732, 51 22); Ohio administrative code (e.g., section 473 2); American psychological association forensic psychological guidelines; ethical issues within forensic psychology; adult parole authority laws, rule s & 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 manuals; develop complex rep orts & position papers such as functional assessments, identifying 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 a s expert witness during adversarial legal proceedings. 

    (*)Developed after employment.


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