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CDOC Psychologist - Sex Offender Treatment & Monitoring Program
at State of Colorado
- Department Information
This position is located at the Arkansas Valley Correctional Facility in Crowley, County.
The mission of the Colorado Department of Corrections is "To protect the citizens of Colorado by holding offenders accountable and engaging them in opportunities to make positive behavioral changes and become law abiding, productive citizens."
Our vision..."Building a safer Colorado for today and tomorrow".
If your goal is to build a career that makes a difference and builds greater public confidence in good government, consider joining the dedicated people of the State of Colorado. Our professionals strive to support state government and the citizens of Colorado. Customer service is a key component for every position in state government as is the focus on ideas and ways to redesign the delivery of services in making state government more effective and efficient.
In addition to a great agency and rewarding, meaningful work, we offer:
- Distinctive career advancement opportunities throughout the state system;
- Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan plus 401K and 457 plans;
- Medical and dental health plans;
- Short and long term disability coverage;
- Paid life insurance;
- 10 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave;
- Wellness program, tuition reimbursement, training opportunities and more.
- Description of Job
- This position is responsible for consistent delivery of sex offender treatment services to sex offenders.
This position is responsible for, but not limited to, the following:
- Conducts psychological evaluations and assessments of sex offenders.
- Provides intensive treatment to sex offenders.
- Determines treatment needs and risk levels to develop and implement individual treatment plans.
- Prepares offense specific evaluations in accordance with Colorado Sex Offender Management Board standards for sex offenders participating in treatment.
- Meets set deadlines for completion of evaluations.
- Recommends timelines and/or criteria to the Sex Offender Treatment & Monitoring Program (SOTMP) staff when assessments should be administered while in treatment.
- Provides clinical supervision to SOTMP psychologist candidates.
- Conducts group therapy and individual therapy.
- Assures continuity of care for sex offenders regarding treatment assignment and treatment needs, conducts and prepares evaluations for case management, community corrections, Parole Board hearings and parole.
- Participates in Sex Offender Treatment & Monitoring Program meetings to design and update program content, receive training, conduct staffings and to ensure consistent delivery of sex offender treatment services throughout the Department of Corrections.
- Consults with correctional staff to determine the offender's behavior outside of group to determine extent of the offender's application of treatment concepts.
- Participates in training programs for treatment staff.
- May have to monitor offenders with mental illness and Mental Health; on call.
- Provides education workshops for the family and community support systems of sex offenders.
- This position will require some travel; as needed.
- Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights
- Minimum Qualifications:
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Doctorate degree in Psychology;
Licensure: Applicants must possess a valid Psychologist license issued by the State of Colorado, Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA);
Experience: Must have one (1) year of experience as a licensed psychologist or permitted psychologist candidate.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to problem solve and think critically to effectively resolve issues.
- Maintain required licensure/credentials.
- Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate effectively across facility programs and disciplines;
- Ability to read and comprehend the English language;
- Ability to effectively communicate fluently in English both verbally and in writing.
- Experience practicing as a Psychologist in a correctional environment.
- Status with the Sex Offender Management Board (SOMB) as a full treatment provider and evaluator.
- Experience with the Sex Offender population.
ONLY APPLICANTS WHO MEET THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS SHALL BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.
If you are not licensed in the State of Colorado as a Psychologist and need to begin that process, please refer to the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) - Division of Professions and Occupations at http://www.dora.state.co.us/registrations/contact.htm. You may also contact DORA at (303) 894-7855 or (800) 886-7675.
The Assessment Process: Colorado Revised Statutes require that state employees are hired and promoted through a comparative analysis. Part or all of the analysis for this position will include a review of your application material and your responses to any supplemental questions. Applications and responses will be reviewed by a Subject Matter Expert (SME) to assess and rank applicants in order to cut to a top group for additional assessment; or to establish an eligible list for referral to the hiring manager and final consideration.
Be sure the "Work Experience" section of your application is complete and specifically addresses your qualifications, experience, and accomplishments as they relate to the Description of the Job, Minimum Qualifications, Required Competencies and Preferred Qualifications as listed above. Resumes and "see resume" statements will not be accepted in lieu of the "Work Experience" section of the application. Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions by the closing date may result in your application not being accepted and/or may affect your score, rank or inclusion in the final pool of eligible applicants.
If you have transcripts, a license or other relevant documentation regarding your qualifications, upload and attach copies to your application.
In order to process a background investigation, your application must include at least (10) ten years of the most current work experience unless experience related to the job for which you are applying is later than (10) years. Failure to provide this information could result in delays and/or elimination from the background investigation process
Toll Free Applicant Technical Support: If you experience technical difficulty with the NEOGOV system (e.g. uploading or attaching documents to your online application) call NEOGOV technical support at 855-524-5627 Mon-Fri between 6 am and 6 pm (Pacific Time). Helpful hints: if you are having difficulty uploading or attaching documents to your application first, ensure your documents are PDF or Microsoft Word files and second, close the document before you attempt upload (attach) it.
Conditions of Employment:
All job offers are contingent upon a successful medical screening by a healthcare professional, certifying candidate's ability to perform the essential functions of the position, completed at the applicant's own expense. Applicant must consent to hold harmless CDOC and its agents and staff from any liability arising in whole or in part from the testing and the use of this information in connection with CDOC's consideration of application for employment.
- Must be 21 years of age;
- Possess a valid driver's license;
- Possess a high school diploma or GED;
- Have NO felony convictions, to include any actions defined in 5 U.S.C. 301; U.S.C. 509, 510; 42 U.S.C. 15601-15609. The CDOC shall not hire nor promote anyone who may have contact with an offender who has engaged in sexual abuse which includes acts, activity, and sexual behavior, in a prison or other institution as defined in 42 U.S.C. 1997; or has been convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse, or has been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described in the above paragraph. The agency shall consider any incidents of sexual harassment in determining whether to hire anyone who may have contact with offenders or residents.
- Successfully pass all modules of the Colorado Department of Corrections Basic Training, to include English reading comprehension, relevant competency assessments and written/practical exams in Defensive Tactics;
- Possess the physical ability to successfully complete Defensive Tactics;
- Lift arms above head and kick as high as own waist;
- Stabilize another person to accomplish a controlled take down;
- Use arms, palms of hands, shins, and feet to deliver blows;
- Withstand impact (slow speed or with a safety bag) on own body from strikes/blows;
- Swing a baton in a striking technique;
- Rotate body 90 degrees with feet planted for striking with foot or using a defensive tactic;
- Get down on one or both knees and up again with multiple repetitions;
- Positions that have direct contact with offenders may be exposed to Oleoresin Capsicum
- Must be able to see and hear in order to observe, address and respond to potential breaches in safety and security
- Seize, hold, control or subdue violent or assaultive persons and defend oneself or others to prevent injury;
- Demonstrate body agility, strength of all four limbs and the ability to walk and climb stairs consistently;
- Work in situations involving assaultive behavior, physical control of another person and/or restraint situations;
- Deal with individuals with a range of moods and behaviors, utilizing tactfulness and a congenial, personable manner;
- Work with people of the opposite sex, diverse racial ethnic groups, mentally ill and emotionally disturbed offenders;
- Communicate by talking, listening and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information, assignments;
- Work in an environment with fluctuating noise and temperature (hot and cold) which may include working outdoors in inclement weather and/or concrete floor/wall work settings;
- Willing and able to travel;
- Willing and able to work various shifts, days, afternoons, graveyards (nights) which includes a rotating shift schedule;
- TB (tuberculosis) screening is required of all new employees upon hire.
Successful completion of a background investigation is required. Should applicant's background reveal criminal charges, it shall be the responsibility of the applicant to provide the Department of Corrections with written/official disposition of any charges.
The CDOC is committed to a drug and alcohol free work environment. Our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws. A drug test will be administered to all new employees; employees must successfully pass. Random drug screening will occur throughout employment.
APPEAL RIGHTS: If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging. Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at www.colorado.gov/spb. A standard appeal form is available at: www.colorado.gov/spb. If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 633 17th Street, Suite 1320, Denver, CO 80202-3604. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. As of November 12, 2013, the Board will be located at 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, Colorado 80203. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.
- Supplemental Information
After submitting an application, you should receive an immediate email acknowledging your submission. If you do not get the email, please check to ensure you have actually submitted the application and typed the correct email address on the application.
Include a working email address on your application; one that is checked daily as time sensitive correspondence WILL take place via email. You may receive email notifications from a Colorado Dept of Corrections employee or from this email address firstname.lastname@example.org It is your responsibility to ensure that your email will accept these notices and/or review your junk mail and spam filtered email; if you do not receive correspondence soon after the closing date, please contact the "Department Contact" listed in this announcement.
SCHEDULED DATES OF POSSIBLE APPLICANT ASSESSMENTS (I.E., EXAMS, ORAL BOARDS, WRITTEN EXAMS) WILL NOT BE MADE UP. IF YOU FAIL TO SHOW AT THE APPOINTED DATE/TIME, MAKE-UPS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED.
ALL DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS FACILITIES AND BUILDINGS ARE TOBACCO FREE.
WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE PROTECTED CLASSES TO APPLY.ADAAA Accommodations: Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Heather Tepley by phone or email at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.