Provides counseling services, assists the inmates/detainees in adjusting to facility life and obtaining needed services or changes in assignment. Develops and implements programs within the facility to meet the individual needs of inmates/detainees, to include individual and group counseling.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Interviews newly admitted inmates/detainees.
Conducts facility orientation for newly assigned inmates/detainees explaining rules and regulations of the facility, available services and programs, and the disciplinary and classification process.
Provides individual counseling to inmates/detainees on an informal basis regarding work and housing assignments, adjustment problems, and family problems.
Resolves day-to-day problems with counseling. Refers inmates/detainees with serious problems to professional counseling staff.
Provides assistance to the inmates/detainees in obtaining needed services. Serves as a representative for the inmate/detainee at classification committee meetings.
Monitors inmate/detainee custody, housing, job and program assignments to ensure all cases are reviewed in a timely manner.
Conducts visits to inmates/detainees assigned to caseload who are housed in special housing.
Reviews inmate/detainee medical status to determine eligibility to work in volunteer job assignments.
Performs other duties as assigned.
High school diploma or equivalent certification required.
Bachelor's degree in criminal justice, sociology, or related field is preferred.
One (1) year in caseload management of offenders in a correctional setting required or an equivalent combination of education and related work experience required.
Certified law enforcement officer experience or correctional/detention experience preferred.