Treatment Provider

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS); Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center (SRSTC) is recruiting to fill two Treatment Provider positions in Mauston, WI. 

Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center opened in 2001 and houses Wisconsin’s Sexually Violent Persons Program. The goal of the center is treating and teaching patients with a history of sexual aggression toward the goal of providing a safe return to the community. 

State of Wisconsin benefits include almost 4 weeks of vacation, 9 paid holidays, ample sick time, a top rated health plan, low cost insurance options starting at $31/month for single plans and $78/month for family plans after two months of state service, and an exceptional retirement plan. 

Work hours will be 7:45 am – 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. 

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Position Summary:

The Treatment Provider independently carries out direct service activities, consultation, training, research, and other functions as assigned. Direct services include the assessment/evaluation and treatment of patients within the assigned treatment program areas. These positions also provide direction, guidance and clinical supervision to staff at the Entry and/or Intermediate levels. 

These positions independently provide input on Treatment Progress Reports (TPRs) and may provide testimony on a patient’s progress in treatment. These positions develop Treatment Plans and exercise significant latitude in judgment and decision-making based on the specialized knowledge and skills required to perform assigned duties and responsibilities. These positions are recognized by the institution staff as the expert in the specialized area of sex offender treatment. 

The Treatment Provider serves as the primary provider of treatment and assessment services to assigned patients, assumes a clinical leadership role as a member of the multidisciplinary team, and consults with other staff regarding treatment planning and implementation. The Treatment Provider collaborates with unit and other staff to integrate treatment in daily living. The Treatment Provider also provides training for staff in relevant topic areas and, as requested, conducts research activities. The Treatment Provider may assume other clinical duties and tasks as assigned by the Treatment Supervisor.

Special Notes:   

Due to the nature of these positions, all applicants will be required to allow DHS to conduct a background check to determine whether the circumstances of any convictions may be related to the job being filled. 

All appointees will be required to receive a TB test, which will be administered by SRSTC or medical personnel approved by the facility prior to their start date. 

This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies within the next 6 months. 


Minimally qualified candidates will have: 

  • Experience providing psychotherapy clinical services in individual or group formats. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Licensure or eligible for licensure as one of the following: Clinical Social Worker, Physician, Psychologist, Professional Counselor, or other mental health professional per s. 457 in the State of Wisconsin. Licensure must be acquired by the time of appointment.

(Eligible for licensure is defined as: Currently licensed in another state and is in the process of applying for a license in Wisconsin or applicants must have already completed the required education, completed post graduate supervised practice, and is in the process of applying for the license. Visit the Department of Safety and Professional Services for more information on licensure requirements.) 

In addition, well-qualified candidates will have: 

  • Experience applying the standards for delivery of treatment and assessment of people who have committed sexual offenses. 
  • Experience developing and implementing treatment plans for patients. 
  • Experience providing direction and/or guidance to other treatment staff.
  • Knowledge of Risk-Needs-Responsivity Principles

How To Apply:   

Click on the Preview Assessment link near the top of this announcement to view the qualifications that will be evaluated in the initial part of the selection process.

After you have previewed the assessment, interested applicants who would like to apply for this position will apply on-line via Wisc.Jobs. Click “Log In” to access your existing account or to create a new account if you do not already have an account in the system. After you have logged in, click “Apply Now.” You will be asked to provide your personal information. Attach your current resume and letter of qualifications(in a Word or PDF compatible format). To be considered for this position applicants must complete the online process. Failure to submit all required materials will result in an incomplete application and ineligibility for this position. Application materials will not be accepted if received in an incompatible format, an email, as a hard copy or a fax.

Applicants deemed eligible may be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact the HR Specialist on this announcement.

Permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration (transfer, voluntary demotion, or former employees as a reinstatement) must complete the online application process to apply.

Please note: Important communication regarding this recruitment will be sent via email.

DHS is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer seeking a diverse and talented workforce. Veterans are encouraged to apply. For complete information on veterans’ hiring programs that may benefit you, please visit the Employment Assistance page on the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs’ website.