Colorado State CDOC Mental Health Program Administrator in Colorado Springs, Colorado
CDOC Mental Health Program Administrator
CDOC Mental Health Program Administrator
$7,148.00 - $10,835.00 Monthly
Colorado Springs, CO
Department of Corrections
HQ 31560 C7C6XX 01/2021
1/27/2021 4:00 PM Mountain
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Who May Apply: Colorado residents who meet the minimum requirements listed on this announcement.
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
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 (https://www.copera.org/colorado-pera) including PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan plus 401K and 457 plans;
Medical and dental health plans (https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dhr/benefits) ;
Paid life insurance;
Short and long-term disability coverage;
10 paid holidays (https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dhr/time-leave) per year plus vacation and sick time;
Employee wellness programs;
Loan Repayment and Forgiveness Programs (https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/health-professional-loan-repayment) ;
Training opportunities and more.
Description of Job
This position will provide leadership for the departmental mental health programs and services, establish standards of care regarding professional assessment and treatment services to inmates and supervises the development of clinical training for all mental health professional services. The Department's management relies on this position when making decisions regarding the direction of mental health policy or program. Participate as a member of the Clinical Services Management Team in planning, problem analysis, and development/implementation of mental health programming to meet the needs of the Department. Participates in clinical supervision of all facility mental health supervisors by evaluation of clinical skills and compliance with clinical procedures, and establishment of clinical IPOs. This position has the clinical review authority and ensures appropriate placement of inmates in Residential Treatment Program beds. Provides clinical guidance and support to clinicians and facilities that requires telephone accessibility after hours, weekends and holidays.
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Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights
Applicant must possess a valid, active license issued by the State of Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor(LPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or Licensed Psychologist (PSY).
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Applicant must have five years of professional counseling experience providing direct patient care. Three (3) of those years must have been in a supervisory role.*
*Supervision is exercising span and control over subordinate staff to include coaching, mentoring, daily monitory, performance management, resolving complaints/grievances at the informal level, responsibility for scheduling and leave approval and providing input that could affect pay, status or tunure.
- Additional education that is applicable to the license requirement as listed in special qualifications will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.
Extensive experience in a supervisory role over professional behavioral health staff evaluating professional performance and making decisions that affect pay, status and tenure of subordinate employees.
Extensive experience providing clinical supervision and consultation to behavioral health professionals.
Experience with behavioral health program development and implementation;
Providing mental health treatment and programming for inmates with mental illness;
Ability to provide leadership, management, guidance and direction to the mental health unit to all CDOC facilities;
Ability to travel to CDOC facilities throughout the state, driving a state owned vehicle;
Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
Ability to problem solve and think critically to effectively resolve issues;
Ability to provide clinical guidance for the identification, treatment, and crisis management for inmates with mental illness;
Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate effectively departmental-wide and with internal and external stakeholders;
An innovative, self-motivated individual with the ability and knowledge to develop state of the art treatment programs by incorporating an integrative approach utilizing interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary teams;
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 inmate 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 inmates 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;
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 inmates;
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 https://spb.colorado.gov/. A standard appeal form is available at: https://spb.colorado.gov/. 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.
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 or if you have questions about this job announcement, please contact Barbara Wilson at Barbara.email@example.com
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.
The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.
Colorado Department of Corrections is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our Employee Relations Specialist, Julia Valadez, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 719-226-4445.
ALL DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS FACILITIES AND BUILDINGS ARE TOBACCO FREE.
WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE PROTECTED CLASSES TO APPLY.