Guided by a single mission “To reduce recidivism among those we touch,” the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction believes that everyone is capable of positive change. Our staff embrace these core values and serves as role models for pro-social behavior conveying an attitude of dignity and respect in the treatment of others.
What We Do…
The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction has been tasked with front line crime reduction through rehabilitative treatment and programming efforts provided in a safe, secure and humane correctional environment and effective community supervision. Our goal is to protect the public through helping individuals turn away from crime and become productive, contributing members of our communities, ensuring a safer Ohio for all Ohioans now and in the future.
We are thrilled to see that you are interested in beginning your career with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction! Without a doubt, this will be the most rewarding and meaningful work you’ll ever find with a work family that is second to none!
The Job Opportunity and Duties…
In accordance with training and scope of practice, administers and interprets psychometric tests as requested as part of treatment needs for specific diagnoses, treatment and psychological individual and group interventions
Administers, scores and interprets individual psychological tests or test batteries for purposes of crisis intervention, neuropsychological issues, risk assessment, severe behavioral management cases, treatment, and programming
Participates in hearings as assigned and assessments for potential suicide
As a member of the interdisciplinary team, responsible for development and implementation of mental health interventions (e.g., psychological, social and substance abuse) for a caseload of offenders/patients with mental illness
Conducts individual and group clinical interventions as prescribed on the individual mental health treatment plan using clinical intervention strategies within their scope of practice.
Provides mental health liaison services to an assigned caseload, including the monitoring of the offender compliance with the mental health treatment plan
Completes detailed screens, mental health evaluations and crisis services within their scope of practice
Serves as treatment team coordinator
Acts as lead worker over lower-level psychological services staff and provides clinical supervision only to psychology assistants and interns in accordance with the State Board of Psychology rules within the level of training and competency of these psychology assistants and interns.
Writes reports and/or documents to include documentation of all offender contacts, mental health liaison progress note entries, discharge plans and miscellaneous forms and reports as needed.
Completes psychosocial needs and treatment assessments as part of interdisciplinary treatment planning
Completes transfer and discharge summaries and pre-parole clinical risk assessments and treatment summaries
Consults with other institution staff regarding the mental health caseload, inmate institutional adjustment and service needs.
Participates in peer review as assigned.
Attends meetings of psychology clinical case consultation
Attends and instructs in-service training sessions and workshops for professional development
Conducts expert-witness assessments as needed
Conducts various institution and program audit functions
License to practice psychology as issued by Ohio State Board of Psychology per Section 4732.12 or 4732.15 (A) of Ohio Revised Code.