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Job Category: Counselor
Reference #: 64122620
Job Title: Sex Offender Therapist
Hiring Organization: Montana State Prison
Salary Range: $39,561 - $49.441
Closing Date: 02/29/2012
Job Location: Montana
Description: Duties include professional psychological testing, counseling groups, conducting sex offender programming therapy sessions, interviewing inmates for psychosexual evaluation and recommendation purposes, emergency evaluations and management, psycho diagnosis, case management, working with Case Managers and contracted professionals, psychological consultation to the institution.

COMPETENCIES INCLUDE:

Psychological theory, systems, and research; Intra and Interpersonal psychodynamics; Family systems; Motivation theory and principles; Psychotherapeutic relationships; Psychological treatment methods and interventions; Psychopathology; Psycho diagnosis using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders; Psychological and psychiatric interviewing; Psychological assessment; Substance abuse disorders and treatment; Suicide dynamics, suicide risk assessment, and suicide prevention; Assessment malingering and deception; Professional documentation standards; Referral and consultation practices; Confidentiality legal and ethical standards; Legal and ethical issues in the practice of psychology; Continuous quality improvement programs; Correctional security policies, principles, and procedures; Safety principles and practices.

SKILLS:

Interviewing; Psychological assessment; Psychiatric interviewing; Mental status examination; Behavioral observation and assessment; Psycho diagnostic and differential diagnosis; Crisis assessment; Crisis management; Treatment planning; Psychotherapeutic relationship building; Individual psychotherapy (active listening, empathy, immediacy, confrontation, etc.); Group Psychotherapy; Professional documentation; Professional referral and consultation; Written communication; Oral communication; Computer hardware and software operation; Dictation; Emergency communication equipment operation.

ABILITIES:

The ability to work in a correctional environment; under unusually stressful conditions; in cooperation with security staff; in cooperation with medical and mental health staff; with oppositional, offensive, and potentially violent criminal offenders. The ability to accept additional responsibilities and effectively manage time.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

The duties assigned to this position require post-graduate education in psychology, clinical social work, professional counseling, mental health, psychiatric nursing, or another clinically oriented behavioral science. A master’s degree from an accredited institution is required. The following degrees are acceptable: M.A. Psychology, MS Psychology, MSW master’s of Social Work (Clinically oriented), MPC Master’s of Professional Counseling, or a Master’s of Education. In addition to the experience mentioned above the duties assigned to this position require professional maturity, which is typically obtained with at least three years of full-time post-graduate experience in a predominantly clinical position. Additional sex offender treatment and correctional experience is preferred. The duties of this position require professional competence that is usually concurrent with professional licensure. Montana licensure is not required at the time of employment but license eligibility is required. Professional licensure is preferred. 2000 hours of supervised work in sex offender treatment is preferred.
Special Instructions:

"One of the best things about living in Montana is the possibility of being at a favorite trout stream, ski slope, hiking trail, or othr outdoor adventure within a few minutes of leaving home or work." - Montana Almanac

Considering a move to Montana? You're going to fall in love with this state's wide open spaces, craggy mountains and crystal clear lakes and rivers.

Upon employment, successful completion of Basic Pre-Service Training for Prison employees. Montana State Prison is a tobacco free institution. TB testing is mandatory.

Please attach a copy of your graduate degree, current licensure, and two letters of reference. Licensure is preferable although candidates for licensure will be considered.

NOTE: THIS POSITION IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM THROUGH THE NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE CORP.

Additional Online Information: www.cor.mt.gov
Contact Information: Wanda Hislop
HR Specialist
600 Conley Lake Road
Deer Lodge, Montana United States
406-846-1320 ext 2202
406-846-2950
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