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Licensed Mental Health Clinician - Sex Offender Treatment Program

CPC America, Inc. Woonsocket, RI
  • Posted: 12 days ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, 401k, Dental

Job Location: Cranston & Woonsocket

Title: Clinical Therapist

Type: Part Time and/or Full Time

Join this dynamic treatment and management program on the front lines with the mission of increasing community safety and no more victimization. You will be part of a team that teaches you how to reduce the risk from offenders and prevent further victimization. It is a challenging but greatly rewarding career opportunity.

Our experienced agency will train and certify a qualified candidate to work in this specialized field to provide risk-reducing treatment interventions with court-ordered clients.

Position Responsibilities

  • Conduct assessment and treatment services of sex offenders in a correction facility;

  • Complete required assessments on clients assigned to caseload, including but not limited to actuarial and dynamic risk assessment, sexual interests, personality measures, cognitive and achievement tests;

  • Take primary responsibility in developing new treatment plans, as well as refining and updating existing plans;

  • Develop treatment objectives and interventions, tailored to client’s dynamic risk factors and strengths;

  • Facilitate Psychoeducational and Process therapy groups, provide occasional individual psychotherapy that is consistent with cognitive behavioral principles;

  • Participate in the oversight and quality control of peers and contract counselors which may include formal clinical supervision;

  • Attend trainings on conducting treatment according to DOC and CPC’s program guidelines;

  • Review documentation and meet with clients to review work and manage customer relations;

  • Work closely and keep a good working relationship with coworkers and correctional staff;

  • Work in an independent setting with strong organizational skills and rigorous attention to detail;

  • Follow agency protocols and participate in weekly training/supervision meetings;

  • Commitment to professional development;

  • Adhere to professional and confidentiality requirements in handling client records;

  • Maintains appropriate documentation;

  • Maintains and promotes a collaborative and professional attitude in all internal and external relationships.

Position Requirements

  • Master’s Degree or higher;

  • Two years of relevant professional experience;

  • Licensed (LMHC, LMFT, LCSW, LICSW);

  • Demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills;

  • Understanding and experience in risk management;

  • CBT, DBT and motivational interviewing experience a plus;

  • Experience providing Sex Offender Treatment, DV or Substance Abuse Treatment to adults or adolescents;

  • Clinical inpatient treatment experience and substantial focus on group facilitation;

The Counseling and Psychotherapy Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of any kind. We are committed to equal employment opportunity for all employees and provide a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

CPC America, Inc.

Why Work Here?

Important mission and specialized training to make our communities safer!

What We Are For over 30 years respectively, the directors of The Counseling & Psychotherapy Center, Inc. have been working with convicted sex offenders to develop a community based treatment and management program of the highest quality. Over the years clinicians and community corrections personnel have responded to the combination of criminal justice and clinical perspectives within our organization. This has enabled us to attract some of the most talented and experienced clinical and criminal justice staff in the field to work with us on our mission to reduce sexual victimization. The containment approach starts in our own house. Our Board of Directors is comprised of three licensed clinical professionals specializing in the treatment of sex offenders. Our fourth director, who is responsible for the agency's operations, has held several key positions in the Department of Corrections in his home state of Massachusetts, including: Commissioner of Community Corrections, Executive Director of the Parole Board and inaugural chair of the Sex Offender Registry Board. These dual perspectives are evident in the CPC treatment and management program beginning with our next generation Containment model which includes not only the traditional three elements of Supervision, Treatment and Polygraph, but a fourth equally important element: the Victim Advocate. We are proactive in integrating stakeholders into the containment process by assigning an area coordinator to accomplish that goal in each geographic area. Our clinicians are experts in this field and have learned how to support parole and probation in their supervision and decision-making regarding the high-risk sex offenders in the community. As an agency we have made a substantial investment in educating our clinical professionals and providing them with ongoing training and weekly supervision. This proactive approach to training and supervising our staff helps to eliminate the biases clinicians develop while working closely with individual offenders. CPC has enjoyed tremendous growth in our programs due to the comprehensiveness and quality of our treatment program and offender management services and our ability to provide them at a price that makes them accessible to the agencies and offenders that need them. An exciting phenomenon for us is that our programs have not only grown geographically but they have grown vertically. That means that we can treat the same offender clientele through different layers of the criminal justice system. We have programs in state and county correctional institutions which flow into transitional programming and on into community based management and treatment. Each additional layer in the vertical system improves the safety outcome.

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