Correctional Program Specialist
State of Ohio - Warren County, OH

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The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction is looking for a dedicated security-minded professional to assume the responsibilities of Correctional Program Specialist .

Job Duties :
Serve as Case Manager within the unit management concept. Implement social programs in a unit and coordinate the programs with other treatment units in the institution. Prepare reports and correlate data, as needed, including the classification documents. Maintain communication with various community service organizations. Assist with inmate orientation. Prepare pre-parole summaries, furlough reports, visiting approvals, and verify and document inmate family information. Responsible for care and custody of inmates within the unit; valid driver’s license.

A minimum of 76 hours of unit management coverage per week per unit, will be required from unit staff, excluding secretaries and unit officers, to include late nights and weekends. In order to achieve 76 hours of coverage, the Unit Team, when developing proposed schedules, must stay within the following guidelines:
· There should be at least 13 hours of unit coverage Monday through Thursday
· There should be at least 8 hours of coverage Friday through Sunday
· Schedules for week day coverage (Monday-Thursday) should not begin before 7:00 AM or end before 8:00 PM
· Schedules for weekend coverage (Friday through Sunday) should not begin before 7:00 AM or end before 3:00 PM
· There will be no unit coverage provided on holidays

“Step one of the Correctional Program Specialist (Case Manager) classification is a probationary period. All employees hired, promoted, demoted or transferred into the Correctional Program Specialist (Case Manager) classification on or after the first day of the pay period including July 1, 2009, shall have a 365 calendar day probationary period, unless mutually agreed to otherwise by the parties.”

Minimum Qualifications:

Completion of undergraduate core program in social or behavioral science or criminal justice or comparable field.

-Or completion of courses required for associate degree in social or behavioral science or criminal justice or comparable field.

-Or 2 yrs. exp. in social or behavioral science or criminal justice field which must include all of the following responsibilities: report writing, record keeping, interviewing, counseling & contact with social service agencies.

-Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications for Employment noted above.

Major Worker Characteristics:

Knowledge of social or behavioral science or criminal justice or comparable field; community resources regarding employment, social services policy & program planning & analysis*; counseling/ interviewing techniques. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts & draw valid conclusions; gather, collate & classify information about data, people or things; handle emergencies & sensitive contacts with inmates or family members; prepare concise, meaningful & accurate reports.

(*)Developed after employment.

Supplemental Information:

We strongly encourage you to apply on-line. Those applicants unable to apply on-line must submit their application via mail to the following:

Department of Rehabilitation & Correction, Region 5 Office
Attn: Kim Alexander, Regional Specialist
415 S. Monument Ave.
Hamilton, Ohio 45011
(513) 868-9663 x14

* Do not submit your application to the institution.

You may be required to demonstrate how you meet minimum qualifications.

THIS POSITION IS SEIU DISTRICT 1199 BARGAINING UNIT POSITION.

FOR POSITIONS COVERED BY THE SEIU, DISTRICT 1199 BARGAINING UNIT CONTRACT APPLICATIONS/RESUMES MAILED WILL BE CONSIDERED TIMELY IF THEY ARE POSTMARKED BY THE CLOSING DATE LISTED ON THE POSTING.

The final applicant selected for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis prior to an appointment to test for illegal drug use. The State will decline to extend a final offer of employment to any applicant with a verified positive test result. Also, an applicant with a positive test result will not be considered for any position with the State of Ohio for a period of one year. NOT APPLICABLE TO CURRENT STATE EMPLOYEES.

The Department of Rehabilitation & Correction is a tobacco-free workplace.

**Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to the email address provided on your application.**

***Attachments to your application are not accepted for this posting. Please copy and paste your resume’ in the text box provided on your application.

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