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Washington State CORRECTIONS SPECIALIST 4 - SOTAP in Seattle, Washington

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*Corrections Specialist 4 - *

Community Sex Offender Treatment and Assessment (SOTAP)

Permanent * Health Services Division* Seattle, Washington

The salary listed for this position does not include the 5% premium pay for positions based in King County.

*In addition, Department of Correction offers free ORCA card to all employees who are permanently assigned work in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. *

The Department of Corrections (DOC) is seeking one highly motivated and qualified individual for the permanent position of Corrections Specialist 4 as a Community Sex Offender Treatment and Assessment Programs (SOTAP) clinician serving the Seattle area and surrounding counties. Weekly travel required for group facilitation. This position is located in Seattle, WA.

About the Agency

Department of Corrections (DOC), as a partner in the criminal justice system, enhances public safety, administers criminal sanctions and programs in accordance with the law and provides leadership for the future of corrections in Washington State. Whether the work is inside a prison, in community corrections, or in an administrative office, the Washington State Department of Corrections professional staff experience a high degree of personal satisfaction knowing they are creating environments in which all offenders can learn to make choices that contribute to a safer society.

Application Process:

In order to be considered for this position, please apply directly at www.careers.wa.gov to this announcement and attach the following items to your application:

  • *A letter of interest describing how you meet the position qualification and why you are an ideal candidate for the position. *
  • A current resume
  • At least (3) three professional references (please refer to Supplemental Information for details)

Incomplete application packages may disqualify an application from the selection process.

Please ensure your application is complete including current/previous employer with address, telephone number and supervisor's name and that all other blocks of information are complete to include the reason for leaving prior employment. Applications that are incomplete, may not receive further consideration.

For additional information about DOC, please visit our website: www.doc.wa.gov.

Duties

  • Assesses client treatment needs and risk in order to provide evidence-based sex offender treatment to adult men and women (both individual and group).
  • Facilitates behavioral change in clients, presents client information to committees related to offender planning, risk management issues and transition.
  • Completes documentation to include agency approved risk assessment, initial treatment plans, group and individual progress notes and a comprehensive treatment summary for external distribution. Additionally, some clients may require treatment summary addendums and/or additional documentation.
  • Meets with client support persons and outside stakeholders to educate and answer questions.
  • Participates in team meetings, unit meetings, trainings and supervision.
  • Collaborates with Community Corrections Officers and Supervisors on mitigating risk and increasing protective factors.
  • Works with mental health providers, community members, and external stakeholders regarding specific sex offender risks and transition.
  • Work directly with guardian and victim advocates concerning the management of sex offenders.
  • Serve as an active member in the client transition process by identifying risks and developing supervision strategies.
  • Provide depositions and testimony as legally required.
  • Provide education, training and workshops to the Department of Corrections and external agencies.
  • Facilitate community transition groups in collaboration with prison custody staff, supervision staff, county Sheriffs, housing specialists and other professionals.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a social or behavioral science, such as Psychology, Social Work, Counseling Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, from an accredited college or university whose accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or foreign equivalent. AND

  • Two (2) years of demonstrated experience providing individual or group therapy to adult or juvenile offenders, the mentally ill or sex offenders, which includes six (6) months of work experience providing mental health treatment and/or therapy specifically to groups.

  • Must possess and maintain a vehicle operator's license valid in the state of Washington. NOTE: A Master's degree in a behavioral science, such as Psychology, Social Work, Counseling Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, from an accredited college or university whose accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or foreign equivalent, may be substituted for one (1) year of demonstrated experience providing individual or group therapy to adult or juvenile offenders, the mentally ill or sex offenders.

Additional clarification: Work experience in mental health treatment and/or therapy to "groups" is defined as, "group experience where responsibilities have included mental health treatment and/or therapy planning, mental health program implementation and/or direct delivery of client mental health services. This work experience may also be obtained during master's degree program internships."

Preferred/Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in an academic area related to psychology, social work and/or psychotherapy. Schooled in the delivery of cognitive-behavioral treatment and/or therapy.
  • Able to communicate effectively to facilitate behavior change and overcome emotional barriers.
  • Experience using tact and diplomacy to minimize conflicts.
  • Affable and broad-minded team member, open to learning and personal growth and able to work independently. NOTE: If selected, as a condition of your continued employment, you are required to provide:

  • An official transcript to the Human Resources office confirming your degree within 30 days of appointment.

  • In addition, you must apply for an Agency Affiliated Counselor registration within seven (7) days of employment and obtain the Agency Affiliated Counselor registration through the Department of Health within 60 days of hire. Licensing as a psychologist, social worker, or mental health counselor may be substituted for the Agency Affiliated Counselor registration. _In addition to the above requirements: _

_Must obtain and maintain Washington State Agency Affiliated Counselor registration per WAC 18.19.030_*

How To Apply

To begin the online application process:

Click the green 'Apply' button on the job posting and sign in or create an account. Complete your application. Please be sure to attach the following to your application.

  • *A letter of interest describing how you meet the position qualification and why you are an ideal candidate for the position. *
  • A current resume
  • At least (3) three professional references (please refer to Supplemental Information for details) Click "Accept & Submit" to submit your application.

Please ensure your application is complete including current/previous employer with address, telephone number and supervisor's name and that all other blocks of information are complete to include the reason for leaving prior employment. Applications that are incomplete, may not receive further consideration.

The information provided in your application must support your selected answers in the application questionnaire. All answers are verified and documentation may be required. Responses not supported in your application will disqualify you for consideration of employment from this requisition. A thorough reference check will be conducted for final applicants.

Supplemental Information

'The mission of DOC is to improve public safety.'

For additional information about the agency, please visit doc.wa.gov.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • Please include a minimum of three professional references with your application. A professional reference is defined as an individual who has been paid to supervise your work and can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job competencies. If you do not have any or sufficient professional references, please include non-related professionals, such as educators or other professional associates.
  • Phone number _AND email address are required for all professional references._
  • Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
  • Employees may work directly with or in close proximity to incarcerated individuals in a potentially hazardous setting. Please consider this when deciding whether to apply.
  • We are committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol free work environment, and our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws. A pre-employment drug test may be administered as part of the selection process, and applicants who test positive for any controlled substances, will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) is an aerosol pepper spray made available as a means of self-defense and/or de-escalation. Applicants with sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
  • Animal care projects are a common component of most Washington State prisons, including dog and cat programs. Applicants with animal sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
  • Tuberculosis (TB) is a priority health issue for DOC employees. The successful candidate may be required to provide valid proof of a baseline TB skin test within 60 days from the date of hire. When positive tests result, further information, testing and treatment may also be required. Employment is not contingent upon test results.
  • This position may be represented by a Union Shop. We are committed to hiring individuals who possess core diversity competencies:
  • Foster a positive attitude and openness toward the ever changing social and cultural makeup of the workplace.
  • Work effectively with people of different perspectives, abilities, disabilities, races, religions, ages, genders, sexual orientations, and social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Respectfully acknowledge people's differences and recognize these differences as important and valuable.
  • Promote inclusiveness.
  • Be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
  • Respect and value diverse backgrounds and traditions. DOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability.

For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email ran.phin call us at 206-516-7651. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

Salary: $5,296.00 - $6,950.00 Monthly

Location: King County - Seattle - S. Seattle, WA

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Department: Dept. of Corrections

Job Number: 2021-00242

Closing: 1/18/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504

Phone: View Posting for Agency Contact

Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

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