Psychiatric Security Specialist - CCUSO

State of Iowa

1251 W. Cedar Loop, Cherokee, IA 51012

State of Iowa – Department of Human Services (DHS) Civil Commitment Unit for Sexual Offenders (CCUSO), Cherokee, Iowa in Cherokee County. The State of Iowa is an AA/EEO employer.  

Hourly pay from $20.56 - $30.47 (Excellent benefits).

Affordable on-campus housing is available for employees.  The CCUSO program serves civilly committed clients that have discharged their criminal sentence, but through a civil process, have been deemed high risk to sexually reoffend if not confined in a secure treatment setting.

Positions in this class may require an applicant to have the ability to pass a background investigation.  

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Desired Qualifications:

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Applicants must meet at least one of the following minimum requirements to qualify for positions in this job classification: 

  1. Graduation from high school or possession of a GED, and experience equal to two years of fulltime work involving direct contact with people in a therapeutic role in a residential care or treatment setting.
  2. Graduation from high school or possession of a GED, and experience equal to two years of full time work involving oversight of incarcerated adults or juveniles.
  3. A total of two years of education and/or full-time experience (as described in number one or number two), where thirty semester hours of accredited college or university course work in a social or behavioral science such as Sociology, Psychology, Human Services, Criminal Justice, or other related field of study equals one year of full­time experience.

 

Additional Qualification Requirements

Within a period of time after hire, as determined by the appointing authority, persons in this class may be required to complete security training and treatment program training.

Positions in this class may require an applicant to have the ability to pass a background investigation.

 


Application Instructions:

For more information and to apply click here. 

If you have any questions, please contact Matthew Boothby - mboothb@dhs.state.ia.us


Duties:

Assists mental health staff in therapeutic work and performs a wide range of security functions in creating a maximally therapeutic environment for the care and treatment of sex offenders with mental abnormalities and/or personality disorders that have been civilly committed directly from prison to the CCUSO (Civil Commitment Unit for Sexual Offenders) program; performs related work as required.
 
The Psychiatric Security Specialist provides direct-care services of both a security and treatment nature at the Civil Commitment Unit For Sexual Offenders (CCUSO), located on the campus of the Cherokee Mental Health Institute in Cherokee, Iowa.

Routine duties of the Psychiatric Security Specialist job include, but are not limited to: day to day supervision of various patient activities at the CCUSO facility, facilitation of psycho-educational group activities, documentation of patient behaviors, operation of the master control center, and escort and supervision of patients on medical trips outside the facility.


Location: Cherokee, Iowa

Wage: $42,764.80 - $63,377.60/ annually

Type: Full-time

Open: Tuesday September 7th

Close: Thursday October 7th 2021

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