State of Washington Classified Job Specification
SEX OFFENDER TREATMENT SPECIALIST
Within the Department of Correction’s Sex Offender Treatment Program, evaluates the crimeogenic needs of a caseload of sex offenders and provides specialized sexual deviancy treatment using cognitive behavioral and relapse prevention models as provided in the Association or Treatment of Sexual Abuser (ATSA) guidelines. May serve as an expert witness in court hearings specific to offender’s participation in treatment and potential for re-offending.
This is the journey-level treatment provider. Positions at this level perform under minimal supervision. Caseloads consist of diverse sex offenders convicted of single or multiple sex offenses against adults and/or children.
There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.
A Bachelor’s degree with major study in a social or behavioral science.
One year of experience providing individual or group therapy to juvenile or adult offenders, the mentally ill, or sex offender; or three years of mental health, criminal justice or social service experience which shall include six months of experience providing mental health treatment to groups and/or individuals.
A Master’s degree in a social or behavioral science may be substituted for the one year of experience in providing individual or group therapy to juvenile or adult offenders, the mentally ill, or sex offenders, but does not remove the requirement for the six months of experience providing group or individual mental health therapy.
Note: Experience in mental health treatment may be defined as: any experience where responsibilities have included mental health treatment planning, mental health program implementation and/or direct delivery of client mental health services.
Class Specification History
New class: 1-10-03
Revised new class code: (formerly 38971) effective July 1, 2007.
Base range salary adjustment adopted 6/30/2017, effective 7/1/2017.