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Correctional Treatment Specialist (Drug Abuse Treatment Specialist) – Long Beach, California
Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System, Department of Justice
Job ID: 233827Start Date: 03/23/2020End Date: 04/13/2020
To be considered for the position, you must meet the following:Basic Requirements:A. Degree: that included at least 24 semester hours of course work in the behavioral or social sciences.ORB. Combination of education and experience – that included at least 24 semester hours of course work in the behavioral or social sciences, and that provided applicants with knowledge of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a 4-year degree as shown in A above.Evaluation of Education – Courses, such as sociology, correctional administration, criminal justice, government/political science, psychology, social work, counseling, and other related social or behavioral science courses may be used to satisfy the 24-semester-hour requirement.Evaluation of Experience – Experience must have been gained in (1) casework in a correctional institution or in another criminal justice setting; (2) counseling in any setting, provided it required diagnostic or treatment planning skills to achieve specific social or occupational goals; or (3) work treating persons in need of social rehabilitation.ANDIn addition to meeting the above Basic Requirements above, all applicants must have the following:Education:GL-09: Two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master’s degree or master’s or equivalent graduate degree.GS-11: Three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.Graduate Education must have been in corrections or a related field, such as criminal justice, sociology, psychology, counseling, social work, or other course work related to the position.
ORExperience:GL-09 and GS-11: You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level in federal service. To be creditable, this experience must have equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to successfully perform the duties of the position, and must typically be in or related to the position to be filled.Some examples of this qualifying experience are:GL-09: Experience in developing and providing multi-session presentations or lectures to groups.
Experience in preparing reports which required analyzing data from multiple sources.
Experience in providing group and individual substance abuse treatment services in a correctional population.
Experience developing discharge reports and follow-up treatment for inmates who are releasing to the community. GS-11: Experience performing comprehensive evaluations on substance abusers.
Experience conducting assessments and testing instruments as needed or recommended by the Drug Abuse Treatment Coordinator.
Experience utilizing cognitive behavioral treatment techniques.
Experience in developing substance abuse treatment plans for offenders or individuals in a drug treatment program. ORCombination of Education and Experience:GL-09 and GS-11: Combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and specialized experience may be used to meet total experience requirements. Only graduate level education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade may be combined with experience. This experience must have equipped you with the qualifications to perform the major duties of this position as described above.AND Selective Factors:
Applicants applying for this position, MUST possess one of the following Selective Factors. In the event you do not possess the Selective Factor, you will be found ineligible for this position.
GL-09: 12 semester hours of graduate course work in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, or social work including three (3) semester hours as an intern/practicum student in a clinical treatment setting. OR 12 months, full-time, professional experience in treating (i.e., developing treatment plans, conducting individual and group therapy) individuals with mental health and/or substance use disorders. GS-11: 24 semester hours of graduate course work in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, or social work including six (6) semester hours as an intern/practicum student in a clinical treatment setting. OR 24 months, full-time, professional experience in treating (i.e., developing treatment plans, conducting individual and group therapy) individuals with mental health and/or substance use disorders. NOTE: All applicants must clearly address this professional experience in their resume to be found qualified.
If applicable, credit will be given for paid or unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as number of hours worked per week) spent in the activities.
**Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.**
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