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Job Description:

The Utah Department of Corrections is looking to hire a licensed Psychologist to provide psychological services to the inmates who are in the Sex Offender Treatment Program (SOTP) at the Utah State Prison in Draper, UT. You will provide psychological services in the areas of diagnostic testing and assessment, participates in the delivering of psychological services for the prison system, Board of Pardons and related community correctional facilities, and participates as a member of the clinical treatment teams providing recommendations for inmate treatment and related activities.

Principle Duties
You will be responsible for providing services requiring expertise in the risk management of sexual offenders including:

  • Performing diagnostic assessments on sexual offenders.
  • Performing psychological and psychosexual history interviews.
  • Conducting and scoring risk assessment instruments.
  • Writing reports summarizing inmates' psychosocial and psychosexual histories.
  • Co-facilitating process groups.
  • Conducting individual psychotherapy with sexual offenders.
  • Writing Discharge Evaluations for sexual offenders releasing to the community.
  • Documenting treatment participation and writing Treatment Summaries, including recommendations for effective re-integration into the community.
  • Consulting with other institutional staff on clinical and correctional management issues pertaining to sexual offenders.
  • Conducting treatment groups and individual sessions in the temporary absence of a Clinical Therapist.


The Ideal candidate
The best candidate for this position is someone who:

  • Is certified as a Sex Offender Treatment Provider by the Sex Offender Task Force.
  • Has at least 1 year of experience providing treatment to clients.
  • Doctorate degree (Ph.D. or Psy.D) in Psychology from an accredited institution (degree will be verified).
  • Current Utah license as a Psychologist.
  • Psychologist will adhere to all appropriate standards of practice as outlined by the American Psychological Association, State Licensing Board, Utah Department of Corrects and the Board of Pardons.

If no candidate is licensed as a Psychologist in the State of Utah, this position may be filled by with a Psychological Assistant II. To qualify for the Psychological Assistant II position you must have a PhD or Psy.D and only need to obtain your hours for your Psychologist license.
 

Why You Should Join Our Team

The Utah Department of Corrections encourages the professional growth of individual staff. And is a team of professionals who are dedicated to ensuring the public's safety. You will receive great health and retirement benefits. Click here to view a summary of the benefits we offer. We also provide a generous paid time off so you can spend more time with your family and have a positive work-life balance.  

The Agency

The Utah Department of Corrections is a dedicated team of professionals who ensures public safety by effectively managing offenders while maintaining close collaboration with partner agencies and the community. Our team is devoted to providing maximum opportunities for offenders to make lasting changes through accountability, treatment, education, and positive reinforcement within a safe environment. For more information on the Utah Department of Corrections please click here.

 

Benefits:

The State of Utah offers eligible employees a variety of benefits including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, as well as a comprehensive leave program.  Please click the following link for detailed information: Benefits

Amount of Pay:

$83,283.20

Frequency of Pay:

per year

Minimum Education:

Doctorate
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Function:

Medical, Dental and Mental Health Services

Status:

Full-time

Work Schedule:

Weekdays

Posted:

08.09.2017
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Discipline:

Prisons & Institutions

Level:

Entry-level, Mid-level

Application Deadline:

12.31.1899