Clinicial Therapist SRTP- Expert

Norristown, PA

Posted: 06/18/2024 Job Number: 24-06619 Pay Rate ($): 38.0

Job Description

Clinicial Therapist SRTP- Expert

Pay Rate: $38 / hour

Minimum Qualifications
Masters or Doctoral degree in psychology, social work, counseling, or related human services field.

Licensed or license-eligible in Pennsylvania as a Psychologist, Professional Counselor, Clinical Social Worker, or Social Worker. Clinical membership in ATSA preferred.

Basic computer skills to include, but not limited, to Microsoft Office products. Ability to utilize a computer for order entry and/or prognosis notes.
Role Description:
The Clinical Therapist position is primarily responsible for the provision of assessment and treatment services to residents of the Sexual Responsibility & Treatment Program.

Complete sex-offense specific assessments on deviant sexual arousal, treatment progress, and risk to sexually re- offend.
Deliver specialized sex-offense specific cognitive-behavioral treatment, psycho-education, and other treatment to individuals and groups, in accordance with established performance standards.

Document service delivery and resident progress on a weekly basis, completed in accordance with established standards and time frames.

Serve as primary therapist to provide sex offense specific interventions to assigned residents, with frequency and amount of direct contact with residents consistent with established performance standards.

Provide training and consultation to Therapeutic Activity Aides and other staff on clinical methods and procedures related to the sexual offender population.

Administer tests and assessments, including the Penile
Plethysmograph (PPG), ABEL screening, STABLE, Static 99,
Affinity within scope of licensure, certification and training. Attend and actively participate in staff meetings, case conferences, case presentations, staff development meetings and training activities.

Provide clinical support and back up to other clinical staff as needed, including state hospital clinical staffing. Work cooperatively in weekly individual clinical and administrative supervision with the Clinical Director. Perform administrative duties including documentation of work hours, correspondence and coordination with other clinical and facility staff, etc.

Document inappropriate or dangerous behavior as requested of staff if that behavior puts the residents either in danger or serves to present poor role modeling.

Prior clinical experience working with sexual offenders and an understanding of the dynamics of sexual deviance is strongly preferred.

Familiarity with sex offense risk assessment and measurement and treatment of deviant arousal patterns 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, as well as the ability to monitor and document individual behavior patterns and modify treatment plans to meet changing treatment goals specifically dealing with sex offense issues. Ability to instruct others in the implementation of therapeutic and behavioral interventions and procedures.

Excellent listening and verbal communication skills. Familiarity with the diagnostic nomenclature outlined in the Diagnostic and
Statistical Manual, TR Edition (or most recent updated edition).

Demonstrated interpersonal skills and the ability to establish rapport and maintain objectivity with those who have committed a sexual offense.

Appreciation of the need for and ability to maintain appropriate personal boundaries in working with sexual offender populations.

Investment in expanding current skills/knowledge and to the transfer of this knowledge to other staff.

Ability to form and maintain good working relationships with a diverse staff and a commitment to enhancing cultural competency.

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