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Title:  Corrections Program Services Chief Clinical Specialist

Application Deadline Date:  02/12/2023
Req ID:  46087
Department:  Corrections
Location: 

Waterbury, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $33.60

Overview

The Department of Corrections seeks candidates for the Corrections Chief Clinical Specialist.  The Corrections Chief Clinical Specialist has primary responsibility for the development and implementation of cognitive behavioral and life skill interventions in the Risk Intervention Services Division of the Department.  Services are both recommended and required for individuals under supervision and/or incarcerated populations particularly for those with convictions of felony interpersonal violence.  The Corrections Chief Clinical Specialist is a peer member of a multi-disciplinary central team comprised of Corrections Education Headmaster, Corrections Risk Intervention Manager and Workforce Development Manager.  The Chief Clinical Specialist has responsibility for program development and improvement, clinical and forensic risk assessment, contract management of contracted service providers in both the Probation and Parole Field Offices and services at four correctional facilities.  

 

This role collaborates with the Health Services Division to assure consistency in complex case management for participants in services.  The position participates in the development of operational procedural and policy development for the services developed in Risk Intervention Services.  The Corrections Chief Clinical Specialist reports to the Program Services Director.

Who May Apply

This position, Corrections Program Services Chief Clinical Specialist (Job Requisition #46087), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Kim Bushey at kim.bushey@vermont.gov.
 

Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.

 

AHS BACKGROUND CHECKS:  Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position.  In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.
 

Environmental Factors

The primary work site will be at the Corrections Central Office in Waterbury.

Duties are also performed at correctional facilities housing programs and at field probation and parole offices throughout the state, frequent travel may be required, for which private means of transportation must be available. Interaction with mentally ill, and behaviorally deregulated inmates poses some risk of physical injury. Work outside of normal office hours may be anticipated.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's Degree in psychology, social work or related field of behavioral health from an accredited program AND six (6) years or more of experience at a professional level as a therapist, psychometrician or mental health clinician.

Preferred Qualifications

Two (2) years or more of experience in a correctional or forensic facility

One (1) year or more of supervisory experience.

Special Requirements

Licensure at the appropriate levels in accordance with Vermont statutory requirements.

Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position. In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.

DOC PREA Requirements

Conviction History Requirements: Candidates who have any felony conviction record or who, within the past five (5) years, have been placed under supervision or sanctioned for a misdemeanor conviction must receive a waiver from the Commissioner of Corrections in order to be considered for employment.  You may access the application and corresponding documents by clicking here.  Once you have completed the application, please send it directly to the hiring manager identified as the contact person in this job posting.
 

PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) Requirements:  In accordance with federal regulation, any person applying for employment in the Department of Corrections must provide relevant information.  Previous institutional employers will be contacted and required to provide information regarding substantiated incidences of sexual abuse or resignation during a pending investigation of an allegation of sexual abuse.  By submitting this online job application, you certify all information furnished is true and complete.  The information you provide in accordance with this regulation may be used, and previous employers may be contacted for the purpose of investigating and verifying your work history.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.


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