This position partners community stakeholders to provide an array of recidivism-reducing programs and services, including cognitive, substance abuse and employment, including skills-building classes, aftercare and one-on-one support and assistance, for offenders under parole/post-release.
Assist Officers/Case Managers in identifying program needs, in light of what skills-building classes have been previously completed (especially in KDOC correctional facilities). Establish and deliver recidivism/risk-reducing skills-building programs and classes, to referred offenders, including cognitive behavioral, substance abuse and job readiness skills building/groups, using approved evidence-based curricula. Collaborate with others to broker co-facilitators and facilitators, including staff, volunteers, and community partners. Programming and skills-building classes should target high-and-moderate risk offenders, with supplemental work through homework and one-on-one work to ensure the dose delivered is appropriate for the risk level of the offender. Establish booster or aftercare sessions, and follow up one-on-one with offenders, to provide an opportunity to practice, reinforce and put into action the skills learned, in real-life settings; and problem-solving with the offenders when they relapse. Work with Intensive Supervision Officers and Parole Officers, to ensure programs and skills-building work is coordinated with the supervision and case plan of the offenders. Ensure work done is coordinated with the offenders’ case plans and target the offenders’ risk/need.
Schedule, monitor, and be responsible for all administrative aspects of the skills-building programs and classes, including working with staff to establish a referral process; screening offenders and making appropriate placements; addressing readiness and responsivity; making placements and ensuring available resources are fully utilized; monitoring for quality/fidelity; tracking the number who start and finish; monitoring progress to reduce failures; ensuring data entries are made timely and accurately; providing progress reports to officers as necessary, through electronic data entries and in-person discussion; making recommendations for programs, classes and services, or aftercare; coordinating work with mentors as appropriate; and any other aspect of the administration of the classes. Ensure curricula is current; refresh learning and materials; ensure classroom is ready for all classes; address equipment and classroom material needs on an ongoing basis; identify any appropriate aftercare to strengthen the skills taught.
Identify gaps in risk/needs skills-building programs and services; make recommendations to agencies about ways to increase resources, target resources, develop resources, or otherwise, to assist in meeting the needs of all offenders in on parole and community corrections supervision related to skills-building to reduce risk.
Collect, track and report data on offenders served, services delivered, and other information related to outputs, outcomes and impact, as directed by the grant project director and other staff. Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in criminal justice, the social sciences, or the behavioral sciences. Demonstrated ability to engage, encourage and motivate. Experience working with a multi-discipline team, including staffing cases. Experience working with high risk/special needs population.
Minimum Competencies: Six (6) months of experience in planning, implementing and monitoring activities relevant to the agency’s programs.
Performance Standards: This position has latitude in carrying out daily work. The incumbent must use approved curricula and strategies, may collaborate with the community stakeholders, and must collaborate with officers/case managers, facility staff, and community partners and providers, to ensure the work is done effectively. The incumbent must follow evidence-based practices. The incumbent will receive feedback from offenders, colleagues, supervisors, partners, and grant/project and department managers, on an ongoing basis. The incumbent will be required to track data on work done, impact and outcomes, which will also provide feedback.
How to Apply: The application process has 4 REQUIRED STEPS
(Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number.)STEP 2:
Complete the official State of Kansas application form at http://da.ks.gov/ps/aaa/recruitment/intro.htmSTEP 3:
Submit your online application to Corrections Dept. of – Central OfficeSTEP 4:
Email additional required documents: Cover Letter, Resume, Tax Clearance Certificate and Collage Transcripts to HR@ks.gov
include the job requisition number and your last name in the subject line.
KANSAS TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED:
Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website at http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html
. A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. All applicants, including current state employees, are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.
Veterans Preference’ Eligible (VPE): Former military personnel or their spouse that have been verified as a "veteran" under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the competency factors of the position, including any preferred selection criteria established in accordance with K.A.R. 1-6-3. The veterans' preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job. Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determined by the hiring manager. See jobs.ks.gov for additional Veterans' Preference Information.
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785-296-3412 Email: HR@ks.gov Fax:
How You Will Be Evaluated: Your application will be considered incomplete and you may be found ineligible if you fail to submit all required documentation. Your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum and any necessary special requirements. Next, your application will be evaluated and rated based on preferred selection criteria and competencies for the position.
The Kansas Department of Corrections is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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