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State of Montana Sex Offender Program Therapist in Deer Lodge, Montana

Sex Offender Program Therapist 20140631

SEX OFFENDER PROGRAM THERAPIST

MONTANA STATE PRISON

MISSION -The Montana Department of Corrections enhances public safety, supports the victims of crime, promotes positive change in offender behavior, and reintegrates offenders into the community.

If you want to work making positive changes in the community the Montana Department of Corrections is the place for you!

JOB OVERVIEW –The Sex Offender Treatment Program is one of several treatment programs that fall under the supervision of the Corrections division and is responsible for developing, supervising, administering, monitoring, and evaluating sex offender treatment at Montana State Prison.

This position is assigned to the Sex Offender Treatment Program and is onsite at Montana State Prison. The position requires the provision of multiple and diverse mental health services to potentially dangerous legal offenders. The position requires individual and group contact with mentally disordered and sexually deviant offenders.

Provides psychotherapeutic interventions with offenders who are clients in the Sex Offender Program. Accurately assesses offender needs, decides on the appropriate placement for offenders in the program, provides the appropriate treatment interventions, and provides consultation to staff regarding offender treatment needs and level of risk. 10%

Provides individual and group psychotherapeutic services to offenders in order to address, manage, and treat their deviant sexual behaviors. 65%

Provides timely, accurate, and thorough documentation of all psychotherapeutic services provided to offenders in order to facilitate communication, facilitate mental health care, and reduce legal liability. 10%

Provides program coordination, and continuous quality improvement to the sex offender program, in order to improve investment in and accountability to that program as well as assisting in community transition. 10%

Seeks and maintains professional associations, professional memberships, continuing education, and professional licensure in order to increase the quality of psychotherapeutic services offered within the sex offender program. 5% * *

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Typical office environment located inside a prison. Expectations are to provide group and/or individual treatment at any and all locations within prison compound.

QUALIFICATIONS -Master’s Degree in social work, psychology, or professional counseling required with a preferred 3 years of post-graduate clinical experience. Must be a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) or Ph.D by the state of Montana at time of employment. 2000 hours of supervised work experience in sex offender treatment in a state approved sexual offender program is required. Active clinical membership standing in MSOTA is required, ATSA clinical membership may be considered.

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS –Resume, State of Montana Application

/Applications submitted without required materials will not be considered/

Materials submitted but not requested will not be considered in the selection process

If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.

Background screens which may include criminal records check, child/patient/offender abuse registries, and reference checks will be conducted for this position.

BENEFITS -Health, dental, vision & prescription coverage for self or dependents available from date of hire, 15 paid vacation days, 12 sick days & 10-11 paid holidays annually, and membership in Retirement system with state contribution (vesting applies). Employment with the state may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under PSLF.

Click here for more info: link tohttp://statecareers.mt.gov/Portals/103/StatewideBenefitsFlyer.pdf

NOTICES

Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 - Any person who has been convicted of engaging in or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force, or coercion, or is the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse; or any person who has been civilly or administratively adjusted to have engaged in the activity as described are not qualified for this position.

Tobacco Free -Use of all tobacco products, including smokeless tobacco products and tobacco substitutes in Department of Corrections buildings, is prohibited. In secure care facilities possession of tobacco products is also prohibited.

The Montana Department of Corrections is an EOE M/F/D/V/SO

Master’s Degree in social work, psychology, or professional counseling required with a preferred 3 years of post-graduate clinical experience. Must be a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) or Ph.D by the state of Montana at time of employment. 2000 hours of supervised work experience in sex offender treatment in a state approved sexual offender program is required. Active clinical membership standing in MSOTA is required, ATSA clinical membership may be considered.

Job: *Security/Protective Services

Title: Sex Offender Program Therapist

Location: Deer Lodge

Requisition ID: 20140631

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