Apr 23, 2021

Social Worker / Counselor III: After Hours Crisis & Assessment Clinician - $2,500 Sign-On Bonus

  • Colorado Secretary of State
  • Cañon City, CO 81212, USA

Job Description

Description of Job This position will provide night-time coverage for mental health crises and assessments for CDOC facilities located in Canon City between the hours of 6 pm and 5 am working four 10 hour shifts. This position is eligible for shift differential. This position is responsible for, but not limited to, the following:Provide mental health services for offender mental health crises;Review records and interview offenders to assess crises, develop interventions, document contacts and write orders; Provide continuity of care by briefing facility staff on crises and interventions provided during shift;Conduct infirmary and mental health watch rounds;Document assessment and treatment interventions;Conduct mental health assessments for pre-restrictive housing or intakes;This position must be willing and able to work weekends and holidays;Travel to all Canon City facilities in a state vehicle;**You are encouraged to print a copy of this announcement for your records** Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights Minimum Qualifications:Applicant must possess a valid, active license from the State of Colorado as a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Social Worker or be a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist;- - AND - -Applicants must have one year of full-time experience as a professional mental health or sex offender counselor. Preferred Qualifications:Correctional mental health counseling and crisis intervention experience;Experience conducting suicide risk assessments;Experience working as a member of a multidisciplinary team.Required Competencies:Knowledge of and ability to conduct crisis assessment and counseling utilizing therapist manuals and protocols and agency/facility security policies;Ability to effectively interact with offenders;Excellent written and verbal communication skills;Ability to read and comprehend the English language;Ability to effectively communicate fluently in English both verbally and in writing;Excellent interpersonal skills;Ability to meet work schedule.ONLY APPLICANTS WHO MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS PROCESS. LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAMS: The Colorado Department of Corrections participates in the National Health Services Corps, the Colorado Health Services Corps, and the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.IMPORTANT INFORMATION: The Assessment Process: Colorado Revised Statutes require that state employees are hired and promoted through a comparative analysis. The comparative 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 establish an eligible list for referral to the hiring manager for 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. Conditions of EmploymentAll 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 complete the Department of Corrections Basic Training upon hire, initial drug screening, and random drug screening throughout employment;Possess the physical ability to successfully complete PPCT (Pressure Point Control 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;Will be exposed to Oleoresin Capsicum during Basic Training and will be exposed while on assignment;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.

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