Licensed Mental Health Professional at Hamilton Aged & Infirmed
An employee in this class serves provides individual and group
counseling services to assist individuals in achieving more
effective personal and social development as well as institutional
adjustment by performing the duties listed below. This is an
advanced psychological services position.
A.Interviews inmates to obtain information concerning medical
history, mental health history, or other pertinent information.
B.Observes inmates to detect indications of abnormal
C.Reviews results of tests, treatment plans and treatment cases
with the Psychiatrist/Psychologist to evaluate client needs and
D.Consult with and offer feedback to ADOC staff in
classification, records, administration, and security in conveying
inmate information related to level of functioning and program
E.Responds to legitimate requests with the approval of the
inmate for information, such as from Vocational Rehabilitation
Services, Half-way Houses, and Social Security Administration as
well as transfer requests, progress reviews, and inquiries by
institutional staff, while following appropriate guidelines
regarding case management and ensuring the proper assignment of
inmates to programs.
F.May administer/interpret standardized tests within their scope
of practice, such as the MMPI-2, WAIS-III, WRAT-4, and BETA, by
following the standardized test manuals to accurately assess the
inmate's level of mental and intellectual functioning, the
probability of future acting-out and other deviant/maladaptive
behavior by providing data for evaluations and accurate information
relevant to other types of inmate placement, intervention, and
treatment, such as Consult to the Disciplinary Process, Treatment
Plans, and institutional assignment.
G.Plans and administers therapeutic treatment such as
counseling, behavior modification and psychosocial education to
assist inmates in managing their mental disorders and other
interpersonal or environmental problems.
H.Discuss progress toward treatment goals with inmate and
ensures that the treatment plan is completed in a timely manner,
adhered to as the barometer for treatment and is reflected in the
I.Consults with Psychologist and Psychiatrist concerning
treatment plan and amends plan as described.
J.Conducts peer reviews and participates in program audits and
continuous quality improvement activities as directed by the Site
Health Services Administrator.
K.Refers inmates to supportive services to supplement treatment
and counseling, such as religious services, classification and
substance abuse services.
L.Prepares inmates for release via treatment, schedules
follow-up appointments for the inmate with their local county
mental health center, ensures that appropriate staff counsels
inmate on medication issues as relevant, assist the inmate when
needed to obtain shelter and/or social services.
TRAVEL: Minimal travel required.
LICENSING: Licensed in the State of Alabama by the Board of
Examiners in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work Examiners or
Behavior Analyst Certification Board
CERTIFICATION: Current CPR certification.
EDUCATION: Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work,
Behavioral Analysis, or Counseling from an APA accredited