Psychologist

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/15/17
Less than 5 years experience
Healthcare IT
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/15/17

Description  

  • Conducts interviews and individual therapy to assist patients in gaining insight into personal problems, defining goals, and planning actions reflecting their interests, ability, and to determine the advisability of counseling and referrals to other specialist or institutions.

 

  • Conducts group therapy via value classification, role-playing and other techniques to facilitate position personality and value changes.

 

  • Observes, records, and evaluates the behavior of patients during examinations and other situations.

 

  • Effectively communicates results in written and oral form, with treatment recommendations as appropriate.

 

  • Confers with other professional staff members regarding significant reactions or events which affect the patient and the treatment process.

 

  • Maintains and reviews documentation related to the provision of Psychological Services to ensure compliance with health Bulletins, Internal Operating Procedures, Institutional Operating Procedures, and other Mental Health related reports and/or correspondence.

 

  • Performs directive, non-directive and supportive therapy and writes behavioral treatment plans for patients.

 

  • As a member of the treatment team, collaborates with other professional staff in diagnosing problems, formulating treatment plans and evaluating progress.

 

  • Selects, administers, scores and interprets a variety of diagnostic instruments, such as psychological, achievement, neuropsychological, intelligence, interest, personality, vocational, and projective tests.

 

  • Provides crisis intervention assistance and on-going group therapy to patients.

 

  • Reviews and coordinates admissions, discharges, and referrals.

 

  • Provides assistance in training facility staff and students in processes and techniques of behavior modification, group guidance, and problem solving.

 

  • Administers and interprets individual intelligence, personality and other psychological tests.  Interprets test with consideration to standard norms, validity and reliability.  Writes psychological evaluations, memorandums and referrals.  Diagnoses psychological problems in inmates.

 

  • Consults with security and other staff concerning patient’s behavioral problems.

 

  • Supervises psychological department staff in the performance of their work.  Responsible for insuring that all staff under direct supervision are given mandatory training standards and appraisals in a timely manner.

 

  • Participates in staff conferences or team meetings to help determine the specific need of individual inmates.

 

  • Participates in research studies related to psychological, educational, or treatment techniques. Attends training seminars and workshops related to the work.

 

  • Provides testimony in court hearings regarding a variety of psychological matters.

 

  • Participates in employee training programs by teaching and demonstrating the techniques of counseling which may be used on day-to-day basis by lay personnel.

 

  • Will adhere to Armor’s Standards of Professional Conduct, and will incorporate and/or be supportive of Armor’s four core FISH! Philosophies – i.e. Play, Be There, Make Their Day and Choose Your Attitude.
  • Respond to requests from Security Staff as well as Armor Staff in accordance with Armor and Facility Guidelines.  This includes following the rules and regulations for employee conduct/behavior and chain of command set forth by the command staff at all times while working within the detention/correctional facility.

 

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements  

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities Required

 

  • Knowledge of emotional, social, psychological and environmental problems, and the techniques used in treating or managing them.
  • Knowledge of techniques for observing and assessing behavior.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of applied behavior analyses.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of clinical psychology.
  • Knowledge of the principles of group behavior and interaction.
  • Knowledge of experimental and research techniques.
  • Knowledge of the techniques of conducting evaluative and therapeutic interviews.
  • Knowledge of the types and uses of standardized psychological tests including those applicable in testing the physically handicapped, socially or emotionally maladjusted.
  • Knowledge of statistical techniques used in testing and research.
  • Knowledge of abnormal psychology, psychotherapy techniques, and counseling techniques.
  • Ability to effectively interact and establish a rapport with clients, and to develop therapeutic relationships.
  • Ability to use intervention methods to bring about positive behavioral changes in clients.
  • Ability to facilitate positive group interaction and mutual support.
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise case studies.
  • Ability to administer and score tests, and conduct surveys, interviews and experimental procedures.
  • Ability to process, analyze, and interpret statistical data and to prepare statistical charts and graphs.
  • Ability to maintain records, and prepare reports and correspondence related to the work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others.

 

Education and Experience Requirements

 

  • A doctorate from an accredited college or university in psychology, one year of supervised internshipexperience in professional psychology, and two years of professional experience in psychology.
  • Other relevant professional experiences or educational backgrounds will be considered as deemed appropriate. However, when licensure is required by local, state, federal or contractual guidelines, we will not alter our position on those requirements.
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