Iowa Department of Administrative Services Psychiatric Security Specialist in Cherokee, Iowa

Psychiatric Security Specialist

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Psychiatric Security Specialist

Salary

$40,580.80 - $60,132.80 Annually

Location

Cherokee - 51012 - Cherokee County, IA

Job Type

Full-time

Agency

406 Dept of Human Services - Civil Commitment Unit (Cherokee)

Job Number

19-01232

Closing

12/26/2018 11:59 PM Central

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Point of Contact

Michael Dornack - mdornac@dhs.state.ia.us

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Job Description

The Dept of Human Services - Civil Commitment Unit (Cherokee) is looking to fill a Psychiatric Security Specialist position to assist the state.

Assists mental health staff in therapeutic work and performs a wide range of security functions in creating a maximally therapeutic environment for the care and treatment of sex offenders with mental abnormalities and/or personality disorders that have been civilly committed directly from prison to the CCUSO (Civil Commitment Unit for Sexual Offenders) program; performs related work as required.

The Psychiatric Security Specialist provides direct-care services of both a security and treatment nature at the Civil Commitment Unit For Sexual Offenders (CCUSO), located on the campus of the Cherokee Mental Health Institute in Cherokee, Iowa.

The CCUSO program serves civilly committed clients that have discharged their criminal sentence, but through a civil process, have been deemed high risk to sexually reoffend if not confined in a secure treatment setting.

Routine duties of the Psychiatric Security Specialist job include, but are not limited to: day to day supervision of various patient activities at the CCUSO facility, facilitation of psycho-educational group activities, documentation of patient behaviors, operation of the master control center, and escort and supervision of patients on medical trips outside the facility.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Applicants must meet at least one of the following minimum requirements to qualify for positions in this job classification:

  • Graduation from high school or possession of a GED, and experience equal to two years of fulltime work involving direct contact with people in a therapeutic role in a residential care or treatment setting.

  • Graduation from high school or possession of a GED, and experience equal to two years of full time work involving oversight of incarcerated adults or juveniles.

  • A total of two years of education and/or full-time experience (as described in number one or number two), where thirty semester hours of accredited college or university course work in a social or behavioral science such as Sociology, Psychology, Human Services, Criminal Justice, or other related field of study equals one year of full­time experience:

For additional information, please click on thislink to view the job description.

Additional Qualification Requirements

Within a period of time after hire, as determined by the appointing authority, persons in this class may be required to complete security training and treatment program training.

Positions in this class may require an applicant to have the ability to pass a background investigation.

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Have you graduated from high school/G.E.D. equivalency? IF YES - How many years do you have of full-time work involving direct contact with people in a therapeutic rolein a residential care or treatment setting?

  • I have not graduated from high school or have a G.E.D.

  • No experience in the identified areas

  • Less than two years of work experience in the identified areas

  • Two years or more of work experience in the identified areas

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Have you graduated from high school/G.E.D. equivalency? IF YES - How many years do you have of full time work involving oversight of incarcerated adults or juveniles?

  • I have not graduated from high school or have G.E.D. equivalency

  • I do not have any work experience in the identified areas

  • Less than two years of work experience in the identified areas

  • Two years or more of experience in the identified areas

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How many years do you have of post high school education in Sociology, Psychology, Human Services, Criminal Justice, or other related field AND/OR full-time experience (as described in number three or number four).

NOTE:Thirty semester hours of accredited college or university course work in a social or behavioral science such as Sociology, Psychology, Human Services, Criminal Justice, or other related field of study equals one year of full-time experience.

  • I don't have any of the combined education and experience

  • Less than two years of the combined education and experience

  • Two years or more of the combined education and experience

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State of Iowa

Agency

406 Dept of Human Services - Civil Commitment Unit (Cherokee)

Address

1251 W Cedar LoopCherokee, Iowa, 51012

Website

http://dhs.iowa.gov/mhds/mental/in-patient/ccuso

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