Community Corrections Officer 3 - FOSA
Washington State Department of Corrections - Vancouver, WA

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Community Corrections Officer 3 (CCO3) SW Region Section 3 - Community Corrections Division
Family and Offender Sentencing Alternative Program (FOSA) Unit The Washington State Department of Corrections is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for a permanent Community Corrections Officer 3 (CCO3) in the Community Corrections Division, FOSA Unit located in Vancouver, WA. Whether the work is inside a prison, in community corrections, or in an administrative office, the Washington State Department of Corrections professional staff experience a high degree of personal satisfaction knowing they are creating environments in which all offenders can learn to make choices that contribute to a safer society. The role of this position is to fulfill the mission and vision of the Department of Corrections. In collaboration with its criminal justice partners, will contribute to staff and community safety and hold offenders accountable through administration of criminal sanctions and effective re-entry programs. We create environments in which all offenders learn to make choices that contribute to a safer society, improve outcomes for offender children and aid in family reunification efforts. In support of this mission/vision, "To Improve Public Safety", this position will monitor offenders approved to participate in the Family and Offender Sentencing Alternative Program (FOSA) program. This includes working with offenders, families, and children from case management and strengthens perspective so that offenders can be better parents and more productive members of their community.

Duties:
Work assignments include:
  • Conduct home visits and NCIC/WACIC checks for all adults residing in the home. · Prepare chemical dependency screens or risk assessment reports ordered by the court for offenders being considered for the parenting sentencing alternative. · Collaborate with DSHS and/or tribal courts to obtain information regarding any open cases or substantiated prior cases of abuse or neglect. · Complete the Offender Needs Assessment and Offender Supervision Plan on all offenders entering into the program. · Complete assessments using the Criminal Conviction Record (CCR), Risk Level Classification (RLC), and develop the offender Supervision Plan (OSP) taking into consideration release plans that may have been developed for high risk offenders releasing from Prison. · Review files and update the OSP as needed for offenders releasing from jail or in-state transfers. · Determine required and appropriate programming needs. · Establish additional conditions with the offender to reduce their risk of re-offending. · Advise offender and/or refer them to counseling or other resource or treatment programs. · Monitor and track offenders involved with in/out patient treatment programs. · Develop intervention strategies that take into consideration the offenders risk level, child welfare needs as identified by the courts and agency partners, history of violence, and future risk predictors. · Monitor offender obligations for Legal Financial Obligation (LFO) monthly payment schedules, program compliance, review the District Court Information System (DISCIS) Washington Crime information Center (WACIC) records for new criminal behavior. · Respond to offender violation behavior, matching the level of response to the level of risk and the potential harm to the victims and the public. · Conduct office contacts, make home/field visits per supervision plan, conduct jail/institution contacts, attend and testify at Court/DOC/ISRB hearings as a representative of the Department of Corrections, and make recommendations for disposition to the controlling authority. · Write infraction or violation reports, and prepare hearing documentation to include, Hearings Rights and Waiver and discovery material. · Complete assigned investigations to include Instate Transfer, Offender Release Plans, interstate Placement as well as Risk Assessment Reports to the Court. · Prepare quarterly reports to the courts on offender’s progress and compliance with sentence conditions for offenders supervised under the sentencing alternative.
Qualifications:
Required: A four-year degree from an accredited college or university whose accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). AND EXPERIENCE Two (2) years of experience as a Community Corrections Officer 2 or 3, professional experience in adult or juvenile corrections or closely related field which includes managing cases, making field visits, writing reports, assessing cases and making recommendations, referring people to appreciate resources, and presenting cases in court or hearings. AND Three (3) years of case management experience with adults, children and families which may, have been acquired concurrently with the above experience. AND Two (2) years of experience in working collaboratively with other agencies, provides, or locality governments in providing case management to include direct family re-unifications services or family-based treatment/counseling. This experience may have been acquired concurrently with the above experience. A master‘s degree in social work, counseling or related field may be substituted for the two (2) year’s experience. *Note: Case management activities include assessment of risk factors; designing, monitoring and/or facilitating treatment plans; determining and making referrals to resources as appropriate (chemical dependency, substance abuse, family counseling, job training assistance, etc.); maintaining official records and tracking client progress/compliance; and assisting individuals who are unable to independently access support systems or community resources such as those providing food, clothing, or monetary assistance and shelter. Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Preferred/Desired:
Rapid problem-solving ability
Ability to provide and receive constructive feedback/criticism
Ability to work independently

Supplemental Information:
'The mission of DOC is to improve public safety.' For additional information about the agency, please visit www.doc.wa.gov . IMPORTANT NOTES: · Please include a minimum of three professional references with your application . A professional reference is defined as an individual who has been paid to supervise your work and can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job competencies. If you do not have any or sufficient professional references, please include non-related professionals, such as educators or other professional associates. · All DOC employees are fingerprinted for a criminal history background check. · Employees work with offenders in a potentially hazardous setting. Please consider this when deciding whether to apply. · We are committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol free work environment, and our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws. A pre-employment drug test may be administered as part of the selection process, and applicants who test positive for any controlled substances, including marijuana, will be disqualified from consideration. · Animal care projects are a common component of most Washington State prisons, including dog and cat programs. Applicants with animal sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position. · Tuberculosis is a priority health issue for DOC employees. The successful candidate may be required to provide valid proof of a baseline TB skin test within 60 days from the date of hire. When positive tests result, further information, testing and treatment may also be required. Employment is not contingent upon test results. · If this position is included in a Union Shop, employees will be required to become members within thirty (30) days of employment. We are committed to hiring individuals who possess core diversity competencies: · Foster a positive attitude and openness toward the ever changing social and cultural makeup of the workplace. · Work effectively with men and women of different perspectives, abilities, disabilities, races, religions, ages, lifestyle preferences and social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. · Respectfully acknowledge people’s differences and recognize these differences as important and valuable. · Promote inclusiveness. · Be culturally sensitive and appropriate. · Respect and value diverse backgrounds and traditions. DOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity diversity, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability. For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email adam.calica@doc.wa.gov or call us at (360) 486-2218. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

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