The Sex Offender Treatment Specialist provides community based services to persons with a history of sexual violence following their release and transition back to their home community. The Sex Offender Treatment Specialist is responsible for a caseload of adult correctional clients who participate in the Sex Offender Treatment program.
Duties include but are not limited to:
Review referrals, conduct assessments and intakes, monitor and evaluate client participation.
Monitor as necessary, referrals to other community agencies.
Maintain appropriate documentation required in relation to group and individual client services.
Maintain and update client files, write weekly progress notes and discharge summaries.
Maintain regular communication with agents and co-workers.
Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor(s).
Perform individual counseling sessions focused on polygraph preparation, trauma issues, and other personal issues.
Facilitate groups in the areas of sex offender education/treatment.
Education & Work Experience
Licensure free of restrictions in a mental health related field (Wis. Stat.Chs.455 & 4573) as a Clinical Social Worker, Professional Counselor, Psychologist, Psychiatrist or Marriage and Family Therapist.
Experience working with correctional, mental health, clients.
Must have at least (2) years of experience in the following areas:
Conducting sex offender criminogenic need and risk assessments
Providing individual and group sex offender treatment.
Working with a multidisciplinary team.
Identifying offender risk, needs and responsivity factors.
Providing cognitive/behavioral-based programming.
Developing treatment plans, maintaining appropriate documentation, and knowledge of professional ethical standards.
Implementation and delivery of evidence-based practices.
Residential or treatment center experience preferred.
Formal training in the administration of the following:
ARMIDILO-S (required for the provision of adaptive services)
The Sex Offender Treatment Specialist shall obtain and document eighteen (18) hours of continuing education training in SOT clinical service delivery and assessment every two (2) years.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Ability to work with clients of diverse backgrounds.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills needed.