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In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 3307, a maximum entry age of 36 has been established for initial appointment to a position in a Bureau of Prisons institution. In special situations, a waiver may be requested up to age 39 at locations where there is a shortage of applicants under 37.
Qualified Preference Eligible Veterans may be exempt from meeting the maximum age of 37. Please refer to the Required Documents Section for the appropriate documentation to submit to validate veteran eligibility.
The incumbent functions as a Specialty Program Coordinator for the Resolve Program whose target population is inmates with trauma-related mental illnesses including post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, and personality disorders. The incumbent is responsible for developing, implementing, coordinating, and evaluating the specialty treatment program and for coordinating and evaluating all activities within the specialty treatment program. The incumbent is responsible for the administration, scoring, and interpretation of a wide variety of psychological testing instruments and procedures. The incumbent plans and performs both individual and group psychotherapy on a regularly scheduled basis. Also conducts a wide variety of interviews and crisis intervention sessions. Participates as a member of an interdisciplinary unit team in developing, implementing, and assessing program needs and goals.
Treatment modalities and techniques used include (but are not limited to) behavior therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, insight-oriented psychotherapy, behavioral group psychotherapy, bio-feedback, crisis intervention, assertiveness training, social skills therapy, substance abuse education, individual psychotherapy, and pre-release planning. He/she develops, implements, and evaluates mental health programs. Is required to provide clinical supervision to treatment specialists. In addition, he/she may supervise the work of graduate-level psychology trainees, practicum students, paraprofessional counselors, and consultant psychologists.
Along with all other correctional institution employees, incumbent is charged with responsibility for maintaining security of the institution. The staff correctional responsibilities precede all others required by this position and are performed on a regular and recurring basis.