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TJJD - Manager V - Manager of Forensic Risk - (AUS)

Company: CAPPS, Inc.
Location: Austin
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description


Complete a State of Texas Application for Employment and the following additional forms (available at

  • TJJD Employment Application Supplement (HR-003)
  • Child Abuse Registry Check Consent Form (HR-028)
  • Disclosure of PREA Employment Standards Violation (HR-975)
  • Authorization to Release Information (HR-074) Failure to complete and submit the above forms will cause delays in your consideration for this position.

    Apply Online at and attach to the application the above additional forms along with copies of high school/college diploma(s), copy of official college transcripts, any licenses/certifications, and, if a military veteran, any Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214).

    Apply through Work-In-Texas at You will also need to complete and attach to the application the supplemental questions/forms indicated above along with a copies of high school/college diploma(s), copy of official college transcripts, any licenses/certifications, and, if a military veteran, any Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214). The additional forms are available at: and can be submitted via email to:

    Apply via Email to Send completed application, supplemental questions/forms, and copies of high school/college diploma(s), copy of official college transcripts, any licenses/certifications, and, if a military veteran, any Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214).


    Your job application must be completely filled out and include all employment, do not limit employment to the past 10-15 years. Your application must contain complete job histories, which include job titles, name of employer, dates of employment (month & year), supervisor's name and phone number, and a description of duties performed, and whether it was full-time or part-time and hours per week. If any of this information is not provided, your application may be rejected as incomplete. Resumes do not take the place of this required information.

    Applicants must be able to pass a Criminal Background Check and any other requirements listed under Minimum Qualifications.


    State of Texas Benefits and Retirement Information can be found at Benefits include: Retirement plan, paid group health & life insurance for employee, paid holidays, paid vacation leave, paid sick leave, longevity pay, educational assistance program, employee assistance program. Optional add-on benefits include: Dental, Vision, Optional Life Insurance, Voluntary AD&D Insurance, Dependent Health & Life insurance, Health & Dependent care flexible spending accounts, etc. Additionally, certain designated positions are eligible for hazardous duty pay, career ladder advancements, and free meals while on duty.


    Performs advanced (senior-level) managerial work providing administrative and clinical oversight of programs and interventions addressing violence and risk in youth in the Texas Juvenile Justice Department. Provides supervision of the clinical services and treatment program interventions to address violence risk. Directs professional services including trauma informed groups, mental health services; administration and interpretation of psychological evaluations of youth, and risk assessment.. Coordinates and conducts the agency's approved Texas Model of Trauma Informed Corrections treatment program, specialized treatment programs, and other related trainings as requested.

    Provides clinical oversight of agency violence risk management and assists operational partners in overseeing the Violence Intervention Continuum programs. Supervises, monitors, evaluates, assists in the design, and provides training for the agency's Violence Intervention Continuum Programs. Works collaboratively with the treatment team to ensure that adaptations and alternative interventions occur as needed with youth in need. Consults regularly with the Central Office leadership of Treatment Programs about youth in these programs and communicates issues that arise which impact the delivery of those services. Provides clinical supervision and consultation as requested..

    Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. May be required to work in excess of 40 hours per workweek, be on-call, and travel.


    Provides clinical oversight and assists in the management and assessment of violence risk within the Texas Model of Trauma Informed Corrections treatment program(s). (30%)

    Provides administrative and clinical supervision of program supervisors in the Violence Intervention Continuum. (20%)

    Works in conjunction with other departments in overseeing risk prevention programming within the Violence Intervention Continuum and Capital and Serious Violence Offender Programs. (20%)

    Oversees the training, consultation, and technical assistance of the agency's approved Texas Model of Trauma Informed Corrections treatment program and specialized treatment programs to institutional staff. (20%)

    Completes and/or reviews forensic evaluations and risk management recommendations in transition/transfer packets for clinical integrity. (5%)

    Monitors outcomes for racial, ethnic, and/or gender disparities and takes action to address identified disparities.

    Performs a variety of related duties, not listed, determined and assigned, as needed, by the supervisor.

    Performs all duties in compliance with agency safety policies and procedures:
  • Reports safety hazards and corrects hazards when possible.
  • Completes required documentation in the event of an accident/injury within requested timeframes. Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency attendance and leave policies.



    Master's degree with major course work in clinical, counseling or school psychology.

      • Licensed as a mental health professional in the State of Texas. Out-of-state licensees must complete Texas licensure within one year of date of hire with TJJD. Preferred:
        • At least two years of forensic risk assessment or experience in a secure forensic setting. Note: Any degree, diploma, high school equivalent, or course hours required to meet minimum qualifications must be from an accredited educational institution.

          Requirements for Continued Employment:
          • Failure to obtain/maintain required licensure will result in termination of employment. This position is subject to mandatory pre-employment drug testing and any offer of employment is contingent upon acceptable results from a drug screen conducted for the agency.


            The following physical demands and working conditions are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


            Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing

            Ability to see

            Ability to hear (with or without aid)

            Ability to perform tactile discernment

            Restraining combative youth

            Identify colors

            Depth perception

            Operate motor equipment

            Lifting 45 lbs. & over

            Carrying 45 lbs. & over

            Finger/manual dexterity

            Dual simultaneous grasping



            Repeated bending

            Reaching above shoulder








            Climbing stairs

            Climbing ladders


            Knowledge of:
            • Psychology, psychometrics, and psychological principles to include behavior modification.
            • Diagnostic criteria outlined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Fifth ed. and the Texas Education Association for the evaluation of serious emotional disturbances.
            • Psychological evaluation methods.
            • Or ability to acquire knowledge of agency policies and procedures. Skill in:
              • Use of psychological evaluation and assessment techniques.
              • Mediation procedures.
              • Evaluating and assessing to include projective techniques.
              • Designing and carrying out valid, reliable research projects.
              • Training, teaching, and developing others.
              • Designing and implementing special treatment programs for individuals or groups with special needs.
              • Organizing and prioritizing workloads to carry out assigned tasks.
              • Designing and implementing program evaluation studies.
              • Maintaining confidential information.
              • Providing individual, group, and family counseling.
              • Using a computer and applicable software. Ability to:
                • Plan and direct psychological activities and research.
                • Provide psychological counseling.
                • Interpret diagnostic evaluations.
                • Analyze behavior.
                • Develop behavior modification and skill acquisition plans.
                • Work with youth in an empathetic and understanding manner and foster the cooperation of youth in the treatment process.
                • Intervene and correct behavior.
                • Facilitate group discussions and activities.
                • Work collaboratively with all stakeholders and maintain a professional, courteous demeanor.
                • Establish and maintain an effective working relationship with others.
                • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
                • Supervise the work of others.
                • Work in excess of 40 hours per workweek, be on-call, and travel occasionally. VETERANS

                  In order to receive veteran's preference, a copy of your DD Form 214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), VA disability rating (if applicable), or a DD Form 1300 (Report of Casualty) must be attached to your application.

                  Go to,, or for assistance translating your military experience and training courses into civilian job terms, qualifications/requirements, and skill sets.

                  Additional Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) Code or Crosswalk information is available from the Texas State Auditor's Office at Program Management MOS Codes.


                  If you are scheduled for an interview and require any reasonable accommodation in our interview process, please inform the hiring representative who calls you to schedule your interview. Whenever possible, please give the hiring representative sufficient time to consider and respond to your request.

                  Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

                  Due to the high volume of applications, we do not accept telephone calls. If you submitted your application through the CAPPS Career Center (, you may also check the status of your application by accessing your profile and selecting My Jobpage and selecting My Submissions.

                  Thank you for considering employment with the Texas Juvenile Justice Department.


                  The Texas Juvenile Justice Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services.

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