This is a statutory unclassified position, which means the incumbent serves at the will of the appointing authority and does not acquire permanent status.
The Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) is seeking a talented mental health professional to lead clinical services at our secure location in St. Peter. The Clinical Director plays an important role in the comprehensive evaluation, treatment, and management of civilly committed sexual offenders. This includes oversight and enhancement of behavioral and mental health services and policies to ensure the continuous improvement and provision of effective, ethical, and appropriate treatment for both our conventional program and the alternative program, serving up to 260 clients with cognitive challenges, most of whom are in the middle to later stages of treatment.
The Clinical Director implements, manages, and directs the client treatment services at the MSOP St. Peter facility, consistent with ethical, legal, and best practice standards. The Clinical director ensures that clinical services in occur within a therapeutic environment conducive to change while maintaining public safety by providing the necessary oversight of clinical staff and programming. The Clinical Director directs and leads the clinical staff team, providing leadership, direction and supervision to facility employees. This includes ensuring adequate staffing levels, training, coaching, and attainment of performance objectives in compliance with agency and MSOP policies.
The Clinical Director must be knowledgeable in research and best practices for sex offender treatment. The Clinical Director must also be knowledgeable in relevant professional, legal, client rights, criminal justice, and health care delivery systems sufficient to protect the Minnesota Sex Offender Program, Department of Human Services, and ensure public safety. The Clinical Director must also have the ability to develop and maintain relationships with other State, County, and Federal agencies, advocacy groups, and the general public, successfully influence a broad spectrum of political, corrections, and health care partners, and effectively communicate with a wide variety of colleagues and audiences, including the courts, medical professionals, advocates and colleagues.
Primary Responsibilities Include:
- Providing leadership, direction and supervision to facility employees, and monitoring the implementation of instructions/directives to ensure public, employee, client safety
- Providing administrative leadership in budget development and overseeing the St. Peter clinical staff team including implementation of established policies and procedures, overseeing hiring processes and directing employees in the successful execution of job responsibilities and ensuring that business continuity planning efforts are aligned with department expectations
- Oversee the enhancement and delivery of a wide array of behavioral and mental health services to provide civilly committed sex offenders effective, ethical and therapeutic treatment in a less secure environment which models pro-social behavior while ensuring employee, client and public safety
- Ensuring the targeted development and training of clinical staff to maintain the quality and consistency of therapeutic practices consistent with program design including on-going coaching, supervision, and staff training
- Organizing, planning, and implementing a full range of structured systems consistent with established laws, policies, and regulations which support facility security and client programming
- Providing consultation and serving as a Minnesota Sex Offender Program liaison with a variety of internal and external stakeholders in order to promote an understanding of the Minnesota Sex Offender Program St. Peter facility and its mission
- Influencing and shaping the strategic and tactical direction of clinical, rehabilitative, and operational services to support the overall ability of MSOP and St. Peter specifically to achieve short and long-term objectives
Must meet the following education and experience qualifications:
- Master’s degree in a human services field (e.g.; psychology, professional counseling work, social work); AND
- Licensure as an independent clinical mental health professional OR licensed as an independent clinical mental health professional in another state with the ability to obtain Minnesota licensure within 6 months from date of hire; AND
- 3 years of managerial or advanced supervisory experience and 5 years of experience providing direct sex offender treatment or clinical supervision with staff in a sex offender treatment program, preferably a secured setting.
- Body of research and best practices for sex offender treatment as reflected in the professional literature and documented by other professional bodies sufficient to design and oversee implementation behavioral health models
- Relevant professional, legal, client rights, criminal justice, and health care delivery systems sufficient to protect MSOP, DHS, and ensure public safety
- Licensing board processes and issues related to maintaining professional certification and/or licensure. Behavioral health best practices and procedures including knowledge of diagnostic and therapeutic methods, maintenance of health care records, and extended care and special needs requirements
- Define and implement clinical services for a sex offender population and integrate such services within a wide array of other interventions
- Deliver effective therapeutic treatment to sex offenders
- Prioritize efforts among competing interests, agendas, and timeframes
- Serve as a managerial role model and technical resource for staff and employees
- Develop and maintain relationships with other State, County, and Federal agencies, advocacy groups, and the general public
- Successfully influence a broad spectrum of political, corrections, and health care partners
- Effectively communicate orally and in writing with a wide variety of colleagues and audiences, including the courts, medical professionals, advocates, and colleagues
- Ph.D. or Psy.D. in a human services field (e.g., psychology, professional counseling, social work)
- Extensive experience in delivering behavioral and mental health services in a secured correctional and/or sex offender treatment setting and/or residential setting
How to Apply
To apply, visit http://www.mn.gov/careers and search for Job ID #27877. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637.
If you have questions about the position, contact Jannine Hebert at firstname.lastname@example.org.