Our Clinical Therapist provides sex offender specific treatment and related case management services to civilly committed residents of the Sexually Violent Predator Treatment Program.
- Masters or Doctoral degree in psychology, social work, counseling, or related human services field
- Prior clinical experience working with sexual offenders and an understanding of the dynamics of sexual deviance strongly preferred.
- Familiarity with relevant research literature, clinical assessments, procedures and methods, particularly those designed for sexual offenders.
- Ability to assess treatment goals and write goal-directed, individualized treatment plans.
- Ability to monitor and document individual behavior patterns and modify treatment plans to meet changing treatment goals.
- Ability to instruct others in the implementation of therapeutic and behavioral interventions and procedures.
Licensed or license-eligible (must become licensed within 18 months from date of hire) in South Carolina as a Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Social Worker (LMSW, LISW or LISW-S) or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC-I, LPC or LPC-S).
Affiliate or Clinical member of the Association for Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA), highly desirable
- Comply with all laws, policies and procedures, rules and regulations formulated by the State of South Carolina Department of Mental Health (DMH), and any applicable professional governing bodies.
- Deliver treatment to individuals and groups as assigned, in accordance with established performance standards. Document service delivery and resident progress on a weekly basis, completed in accordance with established standards and timeframes.
- Serve as Clinical Therapist to assigned residents, with frequency and amount of direct contact with residents consistent with established performance standards. Clinical therapy duties include: (a) reviewing and integrating assessment information to write and monitor individualized treatment plans; (b) coordinating referral of residents to appropriate treatment groups and activities; (c) referring clients to psychiatric services and encourage residents to seek medical services or other specialized care as needed; (d) meeting weekly with assigned residents to monitor and review ongoing treatment or other case management needs; (e) reviewing and revising, as needed, resident individualized treatment plans using established format on a quarterly basis; (f) evaluating clinical appropriateness of property and visitation requests; (g) documenting all individual resident contacts using established formats within established time frames; and (h) other duties related to primary care of assigned residents as directed.
- Provides sex offender treatment groups weekly with a co-facilitator. Individually facilitates psycho-educational ancillary groups based upon the identified needs of residents. Arrives on time for group and leads group for the scheduled amount of time. If taking planned leave, arranges for coverage of affected groups and report this to supervisor.
- Is prepared to co-facilitate each assigned group weekly with a plan for each session. This includes consulting and planning with co-facilitators ahead of each group, reviewing resident integrated care plans and assignments to aid in addressing treatment targets in groups, and processing with co-facilitators after group.
- The above responsibilities are a highlight of responsibilities and not a full list. Other responsibilities may be performed as assigned.