The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction is looking for a dedicated security-minded criminal justice professional to assume the responsibilities of Correctional Program Specialist .
Implements social programs within unit and coordinates programs with treatment units within the institution (e.g., Narcotics and Alcoholics Anonymous & Rehabilitation, Jaycees Life Skills): develops individual treatment plans applicable to the unit; writes reports and correlates data as needed including classification documentation. Writes admission summaries, including initial and follow up interviews; provides supportive services; plans and implements additional program services as identified by individual treatment plans. Maintains communications with various community organizations and governmental agencies. Interfaces with courts and other law enforcement agencies regarding status of inmates maintains all treatment reports and forwards to appropriate party. Writes pre-parole summaries, furlough reports, visiting approvals; verifies and documents family relationships, reports and records participation reports.
“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.”
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
Completion of undergraduate core program in social or behavioral science or criminal justice or comparable field.
Major Worker Characteristics:
- 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.
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.
**Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to the email address provided on your application** 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 Attention: Bonnie Hall, HCMA Regional Specialist / Ross County 16643 State Route 104 Chillicothe OH 45601 740-702-1224
Attachments to your application are not accepted for this posting. Please copy and paste your resume’ in the text box provided on your application. * Do not submit your application to the institution. 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.
- You may be required to demonstrate how you meet minimum qualifications.
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