Chief of Behavioral Health

Company/organization: Greene County
Contact: Michelle Jincks
Phone: 4178684895

Purpose of Position

  • The purpose of this position is to assess, refer and arrange treatment services for jail inmates; coordinate mental health services; and train jail staff members regarding inmate mental health screening. The work is performed under the direction of a Corrections Division Captain.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Assess inmates’ mental health status and potential for self-harm. Prepare written reports on each inmate.
  • Oversees and directs staff psychologist(s), Licensed Practical Counselor(s), interns, students and other mental health staff.
  • Coordinate and conduct pre-employment evaluations.
  • Direct jail staff regarding difficult inmates.
  • Develop, oversee and maintain comprehensive inmate mental health program.
  • Rotate on an on-call schedule with other jail psychologist(s).
  • Develop and coordinate Peer Support Program/Peer Support Services.
  • Coordinate and/or provide critical incident response.
  • Conduct court ordered evaluations.
  • Develop and conduct training for correctional staff.
  • Recommend policy and procedures dealing with mental health issues.
  • Approve special housing assignments for inmates with mental health problems.
  • Coordinate services with mental health agencies. Coordinate referrals and community assistance program.
  • Maintain a suicide prevention and intervention program.
  • Provide counseling services.
  • Participate in ongoing training.
  • Develop employee assistance program.
  • Conduct ongoing research. Compile and analyze statistics.
  • Consult with other correctional agencies.


Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions           

  • Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and enrolled in a doctoral program, two years of professional clinical experience (Psychiatric in-patient and/or out-patient) at the Master’s level or above, and in pursuit of state licensure and certification. A Ph.D. or Psy.D. in clinical Psychology, completion of at least one year clinical internship training, and licensed to practice psychology is preferred.


Please visit the Greene County website for a complete job description.

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