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Mental Health Clinician I

Health and Human Services


Mental Health Clinician I

  • 493626
  • 24414 MUSSELWHITE DRIVE , WAVERLY, Virginia, United States, 23891
  • Sussex I and II Prison Complex
  • Health and Human Services
  • Full-Time (Salaried)

Title: Mental Health Clinician I

Hiring Range: $55,125 - $77,175

Agency: Dept of Corr - Central Admin

Location: Sussex State Prison Complex

Agency Website: https://vadoc.virginia.gov

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

Positions are for Sussex I and Sussex II State Prison Complex
Multiple Positions will be filled from this posting

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 intake, 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 training.

Minimum Qualifications

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.

Demonstrated ability to develop intervention and treatment plans.

Demonstrated ability to provide individual and group counseling or therapy.

Considerable working knowledge of psychopathology, diagnostic nomenclature, psychological theory and ethical practices. Demonstrated ability to provide training.

Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Preferred Qualifications:

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 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.

Licensed as a mental health professional and/or certified as a service provider.

Special Instructions: 

RMS provides a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your RMS account to check the status of your application for this position.

If selected as a finalist with the VADOC, candidates can expect the following:

Background Investigation Requirements: All applicants are subject to a background investigation. Investigations may include fingerprint checks (State Police, FBI); local agency checks; employment verification; verification of education (relevant to employment); credit checks; and other checks based on the position.

Drug Testing Requirements: Applicants applying to a designated safety sensitive position are subject to a pre-employment drug screen. Marijuana use is prohibited for positions that require possession of a firearm or a Commercial Driver’s License in the performance of official duties such as Corrections Officers, Probation Officers, Tractor Trailer Drivers and others.

Application Requirements: Application and/or résumé for this position are only accepted electronically through the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Electronic Recruitment System. All applications should be submitted by 11:55pm on the closing date for the position. Mailed, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered applications and/or résumés will not be accepted. The decision to interview an applicant is based solely on the information received for this position from the electronic application and/or résumé.

Tobacco Free: All VADOC facilities are Tobacco free. Use of all tobacco products is always prohibited on site. Layoff Preferences: Applicants who possess an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) or a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under the Department of Human Resources Management (DHRM) Policy 1.30 Layoff (Commonwealth of VA employees only) MUST attach these forms when submitting their state application and/or résumé. VADOC is an EEO employer and is committed to supporting workforce diversity, equitable opportunities and inclusivity. Reasonable accommodations are available upon request.

VADOC values our Veterans and encourages all to apply and receive preference in the hiring process. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other nation service alumni are also encouraged to apply. Click here for more information: Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program - Virginia Department of Veterans Services Commonwealth

Contact Information:

Name: Val Thompson

Phone: 1-804-887-8166

Email: recruitment@vadoc.virginia.gov


In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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