Goverment Jobs
Published
December 2, 2019
Location
Grand Junction, Colorado
Job Type

Description

Department Information

The primary duties of this position are located within 30 miles of the state border; therefore, this position is exempt from the residency requirements. Applications will be considered from residents and non-residents of Colorado.

About the Division of Youth Services: The Division of Youth Services (DYS) provides a continuum of residential and non-residential services that encompass juvenile detention, commitment and parole. DYS is the agency statutorily mandated to provide for the care and supervision of youth committed by the District Court to the custody of the Colorado Department of Human Services. The Division operatesten secure facilities that serve youth between the ages of 10 and 21, who are pre-adjudicated, sentenced, or committed. The Division also contracts with numerous private residential and non-residential service providers throughout the State. For pre-adjudicated youth, the Division is also responsible for the management and oversight of Senate Bill 91-94; a State-funded, locally administered program that provides services to youth at risk of further progressing into the juvenile justice system. In addition to residential programming, the Division administers juvenile parole services throughout the State.

Division of Youth Services Mission:It is the mission of the Division of Youth Services to protect, restore and improve public safety through a continuum of services and programs that: Effectively supervise juvenile offenders, promote offender accountability to victims and communities, and build skills and competencies of youth to become responsible citizens. The Division also adheres to the concepts embodied in the Five Core Values and the Five Key Strategies, which are shown below.

Overall function of the work unit:

The overall function of the work unit is to provide behavioral health services to Division of Youth Services committed youth and their families. The unit consists of mental health professionals with competence confirmed by experience and expertise. Professionals are called upon to implement decisions, make recommendations, and evaluate treatment cases based on practice, theory, evidence-based principles, up to including experience at an advanced level confirmed by licensing, or being license-eligible. Overall service delivery includes assessment,delivery of clinical services, documentation, development of strengths-based treatment plans, individual, family, and group services, transition and integration of care within a multi-disciplinary team approach.

Description of Job

Summary of the position:

This position exists to provide behavioral health clinical services to severe substance abusing committed youth in the facility that experience complex mental health, trauma, substance abuse, aggression and other related issues. Services are provided consistent with DORA requirements and mental health training, services include: clinical assessment, service planning, individual, group counseling, record keeping and service coordination with a Multi- disciplinary team. Additionally, this position serves in the function of lead for Substance abuse services. It assists in providing CAC supervision to other Behavioral Health Specialists working towards CAC listing, it reviews treatment plans, observes D/A groups, and consult on complex cases where substance abuse is a major contributing factor towards the acting out behaviors. It makes recommendations, implements decisions and evaluates treatment cases based on practice, theory and practices at an advanced level confirmed by a CAC III/LAC certification.
This position is expected to bring clinical direction and supervision to CAC I/II's, to include monitoring of documentation and suggest curriculums current with best practice and research in the field of substance abuse.
This position collaborates with the Clinical Director in enhancing current drug and alcohol treatment services for the agency; provides leadership around difficult/complex substance abusing youth across the agency; and, consults with other Behavioral Health Specialists. This position provides direct services to youth, including individual and groups services as well as be a resource for transition planning and community re-entry. This unit understands behaviors of adolescents and is able to treat the youth from the perspective of lowering the risks and increasing protective factors the youth presents with and addressing the relationship between substance abuse issues and behavior.
This position is skilled in the use of a strength-based perspective, systems theory, trauma informed care, and behavioral approaches. As a Social Worker IV this position supports other Behavioral Health Specialists by providing enhanced services to complex youth, consulting to provide guidance on behavioral interventions for youth, and provides in the moment coaching to assist in the professional growth of less experienced behavioral health specialists.

  • Maintains a caseload and collaborates with the primary Behavioral Health Specialist assigned to the case.
  • Conducts individual, group, and family therapy sessions using evidence-based treatment theories and curriculum substance abusing adolescents.
  • Provides counseling in accordance with training and expertise gained through specific training and knowledge of DORA standards and OBH expectations.
  • Treatment needs include substance abuse, mental health issues, trauma histories, cognitive limitations, sensory integration, and offense specific services for sexually abusive or violent youth.
  • Treatment services are - relevant to the needs of the youth and the individual needs and protective factors, considering their age, ethnic, cultural, religious and sexual identity issues, to affect behavior change and the reduction of complex co-occurring needs and risk to community and symptoms in the individual and family.
  • Works with the primary Behavioral Health Specialist assigned, to develop interventions, specialized programming and individualized supports for youth.
  • Assists in sharing knowledge based on experience, expertise and research for the
    development of behavioral interventions that support youth in making changes based on what is driving individualized behavior.
  • Works with the primary Behavioral Health Specialist in developing appropriate supports, and individualized
    services for the milieu and educational setting.
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

The Colorado Constitution, Article XII, Section 13 requires that applicants for state classified government jobs be residents of Colorado.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications listed below to continue in the selection process for this position.Work experience must be specifically documented on your application.Do not use "see resume" or "see attached" statements on your application.

MinimumQualifications:

  • Current, valid licensure as a Professional Counseling (LPC) from the Colorado State Board of Licensed Professional Counselor Examiners or current, valid licensure as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) from the Colorado State Board of Social Work Examiners.
  • Two years of experience as a Licensed ClinicalSocial Worker or Licensed Professional Counselor.
**Please see Special Qualifications**

Substitutions:
  • Current, valid licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) from the Colorado State Board of Marriage and Family Therapist Examiners will substitute for the Professional Counseling license (LPC) or the Clinical Social Worker license (LCSW).
  • Two yearsExperience as a licensed marriage and family therapist will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

Highly Desired Competencies:

  • CAC III or LAC to support coaching and oversight of Behavioral Health Specialists working towards CAC credentialing

Conditions of Employment:

  • Full Background - Name check, TRAILS, Drug Screen and Fingerprinting
  • Colorado Driver's License
  • Essential Services Designation: Required to report without delay or interruption to provide essential or emergency services to ensure health, safety, and welfare.
  • Transportation of youth in State vehicles, Travel to assigned trainings and/or alternatework sites.
  • Special Qualifications:CAC III or LAC to support coaching and oversight of Behavioral Health Specialists working towards CAC credentialing.

APPEAL RIGHTS:
If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination.

Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available atwww.colorado.gov/spb.

A standard appeal form is available at:www.colorado.gov/spb. If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax:303-866-5038. Phone:303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.

How to Apply (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY)

Applicants are required to attach a cover letter and resume to their application.Applications without a cover letter and resume will not be considered.

Please note that ONLY your State of Colorado job application will be reviewed during the initial screening; if you submit a resume and cover letter, they will be reviewed in later stages of the selection process. Therefore, it is paramount that you clearly describe all of your relevant experience on the application itself. Applications left blank or marked "SEE RESUME" will not be considered.

Your application will be reviewed against the minimum qualifications for the position. If your application demonstrates that you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be invited to the comparative analysis process, which is described below.

Note:Current and former employees (transfers, voluntary demotions and reinstatements) are required to apply and participate in the comparative analysis process.

Former State employees who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination must disclose the information on the application and provide an explanation why the prior termination or resignation should not disqualify the applicant from the current position. Absent extraordinary circumstances, prior disciplinary termination or resignation in lieu of termination will disqualify the applicant from future State employment with CDHS. Supplemental Information

How to Apply (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY):

Applicants are encouraged to attach a cover letter and resume to their application.

Please note that ONLY your State of Colorado job application will be reviewed during the initial screening; if you submit a resume and cover letter, they will be reviewed in later stages of the selection process. Therefore, it is paramount that you clearly describe all of your relevant experience on the application itself. Applications left blank or marked "SEE RESUME" will not be considered.

Your application will be reviewed against the minimum qualifications for the position. If your application demonstrates that you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be invited to the comparative analysis process, which is described below.

Note: Current and former employees (transfers, voluntary demotions and reinstatements) are required to apply and participate in the comparative analysis process.Former employees of the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) who were disciplinary terminated or resigned in lieu of termination must disclose the information on your application and may not be eligible for employment at CDHS.

Comparative Analysis Process

The Assessment Process:
Colorado Revised Statutes require that state employees are hired and promoted through a comparative analysis. The comparative analysis for this position will include a review of your application material and your responses to any supplemental questions. Applications and responses will be reviewed by a Subject Matter Expert (SME) to assess and rank applicants in order to establish an eligible list for referral to the hiring manager for final consideration.

Be sure the "Work Experience" section of your application is complete and specifically addresses your qualifications, experience, and accomplishments as they relate to the Description of the Job, Minimum Qualifications, Required Competencies and Preferred Qualifications as listed above. Resumes and "see resume" statements will not be accepted in lieu of the "Work Experience" section of the application. Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions by the closing date may result in your application not being accepted and/or may affect your score, rank or inclusion in the final pool of eligible applicants.

If you have transcripts, a license or other relevant documentation regarding your qualifications, upload and attach copies to your application.
Note: Transfers, voluntary demotions and reinstatements are required to apply and participate in the selection process.

If you have recruitment questions about this position please contact [email protected]

ADAAA Accommodations: Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact by phone 1-800-929-0791 or email [email protected] at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.

~The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer~

The State of Colorado offers permanent 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: www.colorado.gov/pacific/dhr/benefits

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01
Are you a Veteran who qualifies for Veteran's Preference Points? (If yes, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 form) Also, if you have a disability you must include a disability letter with your DD214.

  • Yes
  • No
02
Please indicate which licensure or certifications you currently hold (select all that apply):

  • Do not possess a license eligible Masters Degree
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
  • Licensed Psychologist
  • Certified Addictions Counselor I (CAC I)
  • Certified Addictions Counselor II (CAC II)
  • Certified Addictions Counselor III (CAC III)
  • Licensed Addictions Counselor (LAC)
  • SOMB Associate Level Provider
  • SOMB Full Level Provider
  • LPCC/LSW
  • Do not possess any license or certification
03
Describe experiences in facilitating substance abuse specific groups, , including the type of group(s) you've facilitated, measuring progress of the group attendees, and how you select core curriculum to fit the needs of the group.

    04
    Please explain your experience with writing treatment plans and provide a sample of a measurable objective you might write for a youth committed to the Division of Youth Services with substance abuse needs.

      05
      Please describe an example when you have provided clinical leadership and substance abuse supervision to peers.

        06
        How do you prioritize and balance meeting youth needs, documentation, meetings, meeting family and stake holders needs and time frames, and deadlines?

          07
          Please describe your experience providing substance abuse services with youth, and indicate your philosophy and approach to working with substance abusing clients and co-occurring disorders.

            08
            Please describe your experience observing and supervisors other group facilitators, and your coaching approach

              09
              Please share your knowledge and familiarity with OBH standards, and experience with implementation.

                10
                Have you ever been reported to a licensing board? If so, what were the circumstances and what was the outcome?

                  11
                  Are you a current or previous employee? Enter yes or not in the space provided. If yes, enter 1) the State agency name 2) dates you were employed and 3) your employee number in the space provided.

                    12
                    Are you a former employee of the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS), who was disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination?

                    • Yes
                    • No
                    13
                    Former State employees who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination must disclose the information on the application. In the space below, please provide an explanation as to why the prior termination or resignation should NOT disqualify your application from the current position.

                      14
                      A Special Qualification of this position is to possess a current and valid CAC III or LAC to support coaching and oversight of Behavioral Health Specialists working towards CAC credentialing. Please list your licensure number below.

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