Company: State of Oklahoma
Location: Elk City
Posted on: June 13, 2021
Mental Health/North Fork Correctional Center
Salary: $6,409.17 monthly
This is an unclassified position; selections will be made
without the use of an interview committee per OP-110235 V.A.
Oklahoma Department of Corrections
Unclassified Job Descriptor
Under general direction, performs professional work in the
psychological diagnosis and/or treatment of patients in a state
- 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
- 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,
- 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
- Participates as a representative of the agency in both lay and
professional conferences and meetings.
Knowledge, Skills, and 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 judgment in
analyzing situations and making decisions; and to prepare special
Education and Experience:
Statutorily Required: N/A
Completion of the curriculum requirements for a doctorate in
psychology (Ph.D., Ed.D., or Psy.D.) 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.
Job Code: 2043 DOC Pay Grade: Medical Statutory Reference: 74
O.S. 840-5.5 or 5.11 Effective Date: 08-01-02
Please read instructions carefully and include all required
documents when you submit your application.
No additional information will be accepted after the application
has been submitted.
Veteran's Preference Points Apply only for initial appointment
in the Classified Service.
Keywords: State of Oklahoma, Lawton , Psychologist, Other , Elk City, Oklahoma
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