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Psychologist

Recruitment #110412-UNCX-36

Introduction

DO NOT apply for this position through the Office of Personnel Management!

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Please send resume to:

Becky Raines, Human Resources Coordinator
Treatment and Rehabilitative Services
2901 N. Classen Blvd., Suite 200
Oklahoma City, OK  73106
(405) 962-6158
(405) 962-6170 (FAX)

BASIC PURPOSE

Mental Health/Oklahoma State Penitentiary

Under general direction, performs professional work in the psychological diagnosis and/or treatment of patients in a state correctional facility.

TYPICAL FUNCTIONS

• Identifies and monitors the mental health status of seriously mentally ill inmates.
• Provides group and individual counseling or psychotherapy with inmates; provides crisis and suicide intervention.
• Evaluates mental health service delivery needs and makes recommendations for needed changes to include needs assessment of assigned cases.
• Selects and administers a variety of psychological tests, including intelligence, personality, aptitude, and related tests; and interprets test findings to physicians, nurses, offenders, and other appropriate staff.
• Provides special evaluation, counseling, and therapy to a selected inmate population, e.g., mental retardation, sex offender, substance abuser.
• Attends conferences with psychiatrists, social workers, and other staff members for diagnosis and treatment of patients.
• Prepares reports on findings, and interviews, including diagnostic opinions for use by the medical staff.
• Supervises and assists in developing training programs for the recognition and handling of problems involving psychological, social, or personality adjustments; conducts in-service training programs for staff members and other professionals in the prevention, recognition, and management of psychological problems in mental, emotional, and social development and adjustment; trains designated correctional staff to administer departmental approved psycho-educational programs (e.g. Rational Behavior Training (RBT) and Interpersonal Communication Skills (IPCS), etc.)
• Participates in psychological research projects to evaluate objectives, methods, and results of mental health interventions.
• Participates as a representative of the agency in both lay and professional conferences and meetings.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

Knowledge of psychological theory; of methods of psychological counseling, psychotherapeutic methods, case assessment methods, individual and group counseling and testing; of projective techniques, statistical methods, and research design; of community problems; and of special education of individuals with mental, emotional, and social problems and mental retardation. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; to direct the work of others; to serve as a consultant and/or function in an administrative capacity; to work with community groups and agencies in developing programs and services; to exercise good judgement in analyzing situations and making decisions; and to prepare special funding grants.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Completion of the curriculum requirements for a doctorate in psychology (Ph.D., Ed.D., or D.Psy.) from an accredited college or university with a specialty in clinical or counseling psychology or related area. This program shall include one (1) calendar year of full-time or two (2) years part-time pre-doctoral internship in a clinical setting. One (1) year of post-doctoral clinical experience may be substituted if the work is supervised by a licensed psychologist. Course work should include training in psychological testing in both projective and objective techniques.

Conclusion

Veteran’s preference points apply only for initial appointment in the classified service.



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