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(Archived) Mental Health Clinician Psychologist LCSW LMFT LPC

Last Updated: 7/18/19

Job Description

Maxim Healthcare Services is currently seeking Full Time Mental Health clinicians to provide services at the Augusta Correctional Center, 1821 Estaline Valley Rd, Craigsville, VA 24430 or the River North Correctional Center, 329 Dellbrook Ln, Independence, VA 24348.

Maxim Employee Benefits Include:

  • Health Benefits through Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • 401K Savings Plan
  • Perkspot Employee Discount Program
  • Employee Assistance and Work/Life Program Specialists and Counselors available 24/7
  • Maxim College Partnership Program
  • Direct Deposit
  • Travel and Relocation Assistance, as applicable


Organizational Objective:

To enhance public safety by providing quality mental health services to offenders assigned to the institution in accordance with Departmental policies and procedures and contemporary health care standards.

Purpose of Position:

 Provides mental health services to offenders including crisis intervention, screening, psychological assessment and evaluation (psychological test administration, scoring, interpretation and report writing), psychoeducational services, individual and group therapy, treatment planning, and release planning under the supervision and direction of the Psychologist/Psychology Associate Senior.  Screens, tracks and monitors offenders with mental health services needs in general population and special housing. Involved in the development, implementation and monitoring of mental health services, policies and programs at the facility.  May be involved with special units or programs.  Serves as a consultant to Administration, Security, Treatment and Community Corrections staff.  Provides in-service and other training.


Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification required for entry into position:

Graduate degree in Psychology (clinical or counseling) or equivalent degree in related human services field from an accredited university or college or an equivalent combination of training and experience, with advanced coursework in psychology.  Relevant professional experience with progressively responsible experiences in the provision of mental health services to a varied population.  Licensed as a mental health professional and/or certified as a service provider preferred.  Experience in correctional, forensic, mental health or other institutional setting preferred.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities and/or Competencies required to successfully perform the work:

Training and experience in the treatment of mental disorders and the ability to develop intervention and treatment plans and to provide individual and group counseling or therapy.  Considerable working knowledge of psychopathology, diagnostic nomenclature, psychological theory and ethical practices.  Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in writing and to provide training.  Relevant professional experience under supervision to include demonstrated skills in psychological assessment including diagnostic interviewing, intelligence and personality testing and interpretation and report writing.   Experience providing mental health services in a correctional, forensic, outpatient or other setting.


Other Details:

Performance Management

Responds to instructions and feedback of supervisors in a constructive manner in order to improve personal performance.    Degree to which individual:

  • Engages in constructive dialogue with supervisors.
  • Relates instructions and feedback of supervisors to personal knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Acknowledges and follows through on coaching and/or instruction related to performance correction, enhancement, and/or development.


Provides direct mental health services to assigned offenders, including mental health assessment, treatment, on-call assistance, monitoring and programming as needed in accordance with Departmental and institutional policies and procedures and the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct.                Degree to which individual:

  • Provides and documents mental health crisis intervention, individual treatment and/or group treatment services to offenders.
  • Develops and implements treatment plans and documents via SOAP notes.
  • Develops and implements treatment programs based on offender needs and facility mission.
  • Develops outcome measures and assesses change for offenders who receive mental health treatment services.
  • Provides and documents on-call mental health services and relays critical information to other staff and supervisor.
  • Participates in treatment team meetings; which may include case consultation, differential diagnosis, treatment plan development, and providing input regarding referrals to programs for offenders.
  • Refers offenders requiring specialized mental health services to an appropriate facility and/or program.
  • Provides and documents services in accordance with applicable DOC and institutional policies and procedures and the APA’s Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct.



Provides consultation to other staff and outside agencies, as needed, regarding the management and psychological status of assigned offenders.  Makes recommendations regarding treatment needs and for dealing with behavioral issues.  Reports to the Psychologist II/Psychology Associate II regarding any issues that may affect offender mental health needs.

Degree to which individual:

  • Provides consultation and makes recommendations to staff within the facility regarding the management, supervision, mental health status, and treatment needs of offenders.
  • Advises receiving institutional staff, district staff and/or community service providers of the offender’s current mental health status and treatment needs.
  • Reports critical events and issues to supervisor and utilizes supervisor’s recommendations and/or instructions.
  • Informs supervisor of the status of programs and services.
  • Facilitates transition of offenders requiring mental health services who are being released from the DOC.
  • Consults with other departments regarding facility mission, program development, and utilization of services.
  • Promotes teamwork between mental health services and other departments such as security, treatment, and administration which may include attending meetings, attending muster, and serving on committees.


Evaluation and Monitoring           Degree to which individual:

  • Provides and documents mental health screening and assessment services to offenders. (Not Psychological Testing).
  • Identifies psychological or behavioral issues, and diagnose disorders, using information obtained from interviews, tests, records, and reference materials.
  • Administers, scores, and interprets a battery of psychological tests to offenders and creates written reports.
  • Provides evaluations to the treatment team, the Parole Board, and other agencies as required or clinically indicated.
  • Provides and documents monitoring of offenders.
  • Provides and documents release planning services and completes release summaries.


Training and Communication

Demonstrates ability to communicate and provide training.          Degree to which individual:

  • Provides in-service mental health training for staff.
  • Develops, coordinates, and/or delivers relevant training on a unit, regional and/or department wide basis.
  • Develops and presents information on mental health services to community groups, criminal justice agencies, legislators, and other external audiences.


Other duties as assigned

  • Responds to ad hoc assignments as directed to ensure smooth operation of the work unit and agency. Degree to which individual:
  • Completes specific duties as assigned within established policy and guidelines and in accordance to supervisor’s direction.
  • Reports to designated area, during emergency situations at designated time and perform duties as instructed.
  • Assists the agency and state government in the event of an emergency declaration by the Governor.


For further information and/or to apply to this opportunity, please contact Cynthia Dominick [Register to View] or email your resume to [Register to View]

Company Details

Maxim Healthcare

Columbia, Maryland, United States

Since 1988, Maxim Healthcare Services has become one of the largest employers of clinicians in the nation. At Maxim Staffing Solutions, a division of Maxim Healthcare Services, we’re known for our quality of patient care, commitment to employee development and emphasis on customer service. Maxim knows that you deserve great benefits, flexible scheduling and rewarding assignments, so our Heal...