Substance Abuse Recovery Unit Correction Specialist 4
Health Services Headquarters
To be considered for the first round of interviews please have your applications submitted no later than November 5, 2019
The Department of Corrections is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual to take on the dynamic role as the Clinical Supervisor (Correction Specialist 4) within the Health Services Substance Abuse Recovery Unit. This is a full-time, permanent position located at Department of Corrections Headquarters in Tumwater, Washington.
Our mission at the Department of Corrections (DOC) is to 'improve public safety'. With a vast number of innovative sustainability programs, and evidence-based practices used to reduce recidivism, Washington State is highly regarded as a strong leader in the field of Corrections. For additional information about our agency, please visit doc.wa.gov.
Under the direction of the Substance Use Disorder Programs Administrator, this position is responsible for the development, implementation, training, and ongoing management of clinical services for prison and community substance use disorder programs across Washington State. This position provides clinical consultation, supervision, training and oversight to the Department of Corrections staff and agencies contracted with the Department that are privately owned and operated delivering evidenced based interventions.
This position directs, develops, leads, instructs, and supervises the clinical operations within the Substance Use Recovery Unit and provides managerial oversight for Substance Use Disorder interventions in prison and community contract sites. This position directs, develops, leads and instructs contract program managers delivering evidenced based services in prison and community contract sites.
In collaboration with other divisions and entities including Prisons, Work-Release, Community Corrections, and external stakeholders, this position strives to enhance community safety, reduce the cycle of substance abuse and hold offenders accountable through effective correctional programs. This position provides leadership in establishing and updating the policies for Substance Use Disorder interventions in accordance with applicable Washington Administrative Codes and RCW's. This position ensures the effective and efficient use of programs are delivered in accordance with established performance measures and legislative mandates.
Reporting directly to the Substance Use Disorder Programs Administrator, this position clinically supervises statewide approaches impacting quality assurance, Statewide Opioid Overdose Response, Assessment, Prison Clinical Services and Community Drug Offender Sentencing Alternative (DOSA) substance use disorder services, and ensures that offenders in need of services are provided with high quality, clinically responsive life-saving interventions. Additionally, when supervised individuals sentenced to DOSA in the community are non-compliant, this position works with community agencies to develop appropriate compliance protocol. This position ensures the policies and procedures for SARU are in alignment with all applicable WAC's and RCW's. This position is further charged with developing the curriculum elements that are evidence-based regarding screening, assessment, overdose prevention and service delivery.
To be considered for this position, please attach the following to your online application:
Key responsibilities of a Clinical Supervisor (Correction Specialist 4) include, but are not limited to:
Establishes and provides oversight for statewide policies, procedures and practices defining the delivery of Substance Use Disorder evidenced based services
Provides Statewide oversight of clinical services and ensures the design, development and delivery meet performance standards and are in consistent with RCW's and WAC's
Develops and facilitates statewide clinical service orientation and trainings for DOC and contract staff
Navigates relationships with DOC senior leaders and contract administrators while developing and maintaining high quality clinical service interventions across Washington State
Manages and develops statewide behavioral health clinical service delivery in DOC facilities and the community
Conducts statewide site visits in DOC and community facilities
Recommends and implements ongoing process and content improvements of clinical interventions
Facilitates continuous process improvements and informs gender responsive programming and other new best practice and research clinical models
Ensures all SARU and contract staff are trained in new and emerging clinical models of substance use disorder treatment and effective interventions
Works collaboratively with administrators, superintendents, and senior leaders across divisions as well as contracted residential providers to determine location, frequency and duration of clinical services, program development, and develops the plan to implement continual program improvements across the continuum
Works with facility chain of command to implement need-based programming at identified locations within prisons and contracted community sites across Washington State
Provides subject matter expert leadership regarding evidence based treatment to include opioid use disorder approaches
Master's Degree in areas such as counseling, social work, psychology, or other related behavioral health care field from an accredited institution whose accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education accreditation (CHEA) or a foreign equivalent
Experience working in correctional settings with incarcerated individuals or individuals supervised in the community
'The mission of DOC is to improve public safety.'
For additional information about the agency, please visit doc.wa.gov.
Please include a minimum of three professional references with your application. A professional reference is defined as an individual who has been paid to supervise your work and can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job competencies. If you do not have any or sufficient professional references, please include non-related professionals, such as educators or other professional associates.
Phone number AND email address are required for all professional references.
All DOC employees are fingerprinted for a criminal history background check.
Employees may work directly with or in close proximity to incarcerated individuals in a potentially hazardous setting. Please consider this when deciding whether to apply.
We are committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol free work environment, and our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws. A pre-employment drug test may be administered as part of the selection process, and applicants who test positive for any controlled substances, will be disqualified from consideration.
Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) is an aerosol pepper spray made available as a means of self-defense and/or de-escalation. Applicants with sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
Animal care projects are a common component of most Washington State prisons, including dog and cat programs. Applicants with animal sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
Tuberculosis (TB) is a priority health issue for DOC employees. The successful candidate may be required to provide valid proof of a baseline TB skin test within 60 days from the date of hire. When positive tests result, further information, testing and treatment may also be required. Employment is not contingent upon test results.
If this position is included in a Union Shop, employees will be required to become members within thirty (30) days of employment.
We are committed to hiring individuals who possess core diversity competencies:
Foster a positive attitude and openness toward the ever changing social and cultural makeup of the workplace.
Work effectively with men and women of different perspectives, abilities, disabilities, races, religions, ages, lifestyle preferences and social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
Respectfully acknowledge people's differences and recognize these differences as important and valuable.
Be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
Respect and value diverse backgrounds and traditions.
DOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity diversity, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability.
For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email email@example.com or call us at (360) 725-8459. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.
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