Mental Health or Sex Offender Counselor at Colorado Department of Corrections
- Posted: 9/12/2013
- Location: Sterling, CO
- URL: http://www.doc.state.co.us
- Salary/Range: $3,834.00 - $5,475.00 Monthly
- Hours: 40 per week
Sex Offender Treatment Counselors: Provide intensive sex offender treatment for offenders particpating in the Sex Offender Treatment and Monitoring Program to include development, implementation and modification of individual treatment plans. Conduct and prepare psycho-sexual evaluation for use by community corrections, Parole Board, and treatment providers in the community. Prepare Parole Board assessment to assist the Board in making release decisions. Participate in support education meetings on a periodic basis. This position will participate in the standardized training workshop for correctional systems regarding the Dynamics of Sex Offenders. Provide crisis intervention and consultation to correctional staff concerning high risk behaviors of sex offenders in Colorado Department of Corrections facilities. Promote and be accountable for the safety and security of the clinical and correctional environment through conscientious observations and sensitive item control. Provide on-call mental health coverage on a rotating basis.
Mental Health Counselors: Provide professional mental health services to the offender population, to include formal and informal mental health evaluations, diagnostic assessments and clinical interventions. Serve as consultant for unit staff regarding assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning; ensure accurate reporting/documentation of mental health needs levels, including psychiatric and developmental disability needs level codes; provide group, brief, and individual therapy, and crisis intervention to include participation in 24 hour Mental Health On-Call Rotation. Assure both emergency and non-emergency transfer for offenders experiencing acute mental health needs. Assure continuity of care for offenders by making appropriate referral and providing necessary information and documentation for receiving units, facilities, and/or agencies. Document in an accurate and timely manner to provide comprehensive offender mental health records. Inform offenders regarding mental health care, to include: consequences of maladaptive behavior; desired and undesirable effects or prescribed mental health medication. Listen to offender concerns and provide counseling and direction. Communicate to advise, counsel, and/or guide staff within the clinical unit, the facility, and outside agencies to ensure continuity and direction of mental health care. Promote and be accountable for the safety and security of the clinical and correctional environment through conscientious observations and sensitive item control.
Both positions will participate in a multi-discipline team oriented approach to the treatment and care of offenders
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