WEXFORD - ALABAMA DOC
SCHEDULE: Part-Time, 8 hours per week
FACILITY: Donaldson CF
LOCATION: Bessemer, AL
A Job Should be MORE than just a paycheck.
Wexford Health Sources, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest correctional health care providers. Over the past 30 years, our team of dedicated clinical professionals has helped literally millions of justice-involved patients receive life-changing medical and mental health services.
The majority of our patients come from marginalized or impoverished backgrounds. In many cases, our doctors, nurses, and behavioral health professionals represent the patient’s first experience with quality, compassionate health care.
We heal and rehabilitate thousands of incarcerated patients every day.
When you join Wexford Health, you do more than just further your career.
You also become part of a team-a family-whose mission is to care for patients that cannot care for themselves.
You change lives.
You make a difference.
If you are looking for a position that empowers you to do MORE… then look at Wexford Health.
The Psychologist functions as a member of a multi-disciplinary treatment team providing direct services such as mental health assessments, psychological evaluations, individual and group treatment, crisis management, staff consultations and reentry planning.
1.Responsible for administering and interpreting standardized psychological tests.
2.Participates in interdisciplinary treatment team meetings, consulting with all mental health staff on the care of the inmate patient and collaborates on treatment planning.
3.Conducts individual and group therapy as clinically appropriate and agreed upon by the treatment team.
4.Devises and assists others in devising behavior modification plans for inmate patients who are resistant to treatment.
5.Provides the treatment team with psychosocial interventions for the treatment of mental illness as stand alone treatments or in conjunction with pharmacotherapy.
6.Conducts in-house audits of various aspects of the mental health program in support of the site administrator.
7.Interviews and evaluates qualifications of prospective candidates for employment and makes recommendation to the Site Administrator regarding suitability.
8.Organizes and maintains resource materials for the use of mental health staff in conjunction with the Assistant Program Director.
9.Conducts ADOC required trainings as well as in-service trainings for staff as assigned.
10.Maintains a calendar of mental health workshop opportunities and assists staff in meeting their training needs/requirements.
11.Participates in the facility’s CQI committee.
12.Interprets ADOC psychological testing results and provides feedback to staff of relevant findings.
13.Works collaboratively with the ADOC staff through participation on the Segregation Review Board.
14.Participates as needed as a part of the Sanity Commission for inmate commitments.
15.Participates as needed as a part of the Involuntary Review Committee when not a part of the inmate’s treatment, i.e. different facility.
16.Facilitates meetings with staff to promote and accomplish treatment and professional program objectives such as teambuilding and behavior management plans.
17.Monitor, assess and coach staff on clinical psychological related procedures, recommending training or education as needed.
18.Completes rounds on the mental health units and provides feedback to staff.
19.Prepare and submit case reports and summaries to appropriate parties accurately and in a timely manner.
The following requirements list the minimum to qualify. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.
TRAVEL: Minimal travel required.
LICENSING: Licensed by the Alabama Board of Examiners in Psychology.
CERTIFICATION: Current CPR certification.
EDUCATION: Doctoral degree (Ph.D., Psy.D, or Ed.D.) in psychology from an APA accredited clinical psychology program.
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Two years of experience in a correctional program providing a full range of psychological testing and treatment.
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