Iowa DHS & Civil Commitment Unit for Sexual Offenders (CCUSO)
Cherokee, Iowa


The Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Civil Commitment Unit for Sexual Offenders (CCUSO) is seeking an energetic and forward thinking individual to fill its Treatment Program Administrator position to act as the Clinical Director for the entire program.

The Iowa DHS operates the CCUSO treatment facility for individuals who have been civilly committed as sexually violent predators.  CCUSO provides state-of-the-art treatment to patients in order to lower their risk of re-offending and to release them from confinement as quickly as possible.  CCUSO’s mission is to provide intensive treatment for persons involuntarily committed as sexual offenders who are deemed likely to re-offend.  There is a full range of diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative services focused on addressing the conditions impacting a patient’s likelihood of re-offending.


This position will lead and supervise a team of mental health professionals (e.g. psychologists, social workers) and will be responsible to lead a multi-disciplinary approach to the treatment of civilly committed patients.  The Clinical Director will provide direction to staff and the entire program regarding clinical issues and needs, as well as, program development.  Additionally the position may (at times) perform counseling and/or related therapy that is sex offender specific, including, but not limited to, facilitation of group therapy, psychoeducational groups facilitation, provision of individual therapy, and the design of behavior modification plans to be implemented for the well-being of the patient.  The position shall also be able to assist in crisis intervention, de-escalation, and assessment of patients at risk.
This role provides a dynamic clinical and leadership opportunity.  In addition to leading and managing a team of clinicians, you will also assist patients in navigating various issues such as maladaptive thoughts, behaviors, and relationships; emotional distress; traumatic experiences; alcohol and drug abuse; sexual identity issues; sexual abuse issues; and sexual offending issues.  The Clinical Director is a member of several committees including Treatment Team, Clinical Team, Leadership Team, Hospital Leadership Committee, Human Rights & Organizational Ethics Committee, and the Employee Relations Team.  The Clinical Director reports directly to the CMHI/CCUSO Superintendent.


Cherokee is an Iowa city of approximately 5,000 located in Northwestern Iowa.  For a smaller community, Cherokee offers amenities often found only in larger cities, including a regional medical center, a wellness center, a community theater, a dedicated school district, golf course, miles of walking trails, seasonal and annual festivals, city and county parks, and much more.  Nestled in the beautiful Cherokee Valley, the community boast a rustic yet thriving downtown area and offers several restaurants, shopping opportunities, and services.  Cherokee is located within one (1) hour of Sioux City and is two (1) hours from Omaha and Sioux Falls.

Education, Experience and Special Requirements

Graduation from an accredited college or university and experience equal to four years of full-time professional-level work in a treatment or habilitation program for correctional inmates, delinquent, disadvantaged, mentally or emotionally ill, or intellectually disabled, two years of which were at the administrative, consultive, advanced professional, or supervisory level;


an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting thirty semester hours of graduate level course work in the administrative sciences (e.g., business administration), social/behavioral sciences, or health sciences for each year of the required experience up to a maximum substitution of two years of the general experience requirement (no substitution for the consultive, advanced professional. administrative, or supervisory experience) shall be considered as qualifying.


For purposes of qualifying, “professional-level experience” shall be exemplified by responsibility for assessment and diagnosis of client problems and needs, developing a plan of treatment, evaluating client progress toward meeting treatment goals, modifying treatment objectives. Work at this level generally requires a prerequisite of four or more years of post high school educational training in one of the behavioral, social, or health sciences.


Class Title: Treatment Program Administrator (03233)
Pay Plan: 000      Pay Grade: 34
Effective Date: 6/28/2019

     MIN MAX
 Hourly  $31.32  $48.23
 Biweekly  $2,505.60  $3,858.40
 Yearly  $65,145.60  $100,318.40

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Posting Expiration Date: 
Sun, 2019-11-03 (All day)