Job Duty Description: This position is responsible for establishing and delivering classes and related risk reduction one on one work in the areas of job readiness, family reunification, cognitive skills building, and otherwise as directed, for moderate and high risk offenders, at the Norton Correctional Facility (NCF). This position will also assist in delivering pre-release job readiness/planning services, including through the resource room, as directed.
Minimum Qualifications Six months of experience in planning, implementing, and monitoring activities relevant to the agency’s programs. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.
Preferred Requirements: A Bachelor’s Degree with major coursework in criminal justice, the social sciences, the behavioral sciences, or business management or related field and one (1) year of experience working, planning, implementing, and monitoring activities relevant to offenders in corrections. Agency approved substitution for Bachelor’s Degree: 60 semester hours of college credit with twelve (12) hours in corrections or related field, and three (3) years of experience working with offenders in corrections Two years’ experience working with adult offenders or other high risk or special needs population. Two years’ experience in delivering programming or running groups with high risk or special needs population. Alternatively, three years’ experience teaching or training. Understanding of evidence based and core correctional practices. Experience in presenting and managing group dynamics and appropriately respond to behavior. Good organization and communication skills.
Performance Standards: This person will facilitate evidence based groups at NCF by: working with the R3 Coordinator and other facility staff to identify appropriate candidates for groups to include: scheduling, co-facilitating and conducting Advanced Practice sessions during/after groups; preparing updates on progress and participation; collaborating with unit team staff to respond appropriately to behavior in groups ; remaining current and skilled in the curricula used for groups; and using core correctional practices to make them effective, while closely following the curricula. This person will assist in delivering job services to inmates pre-release, including assessing referred inmates for job readiness needs; helping them with an employment plan; helping them with resumes and applications; conducting mock interviews; addressing barriers to employment with an action plan; connecting them to Job Specialists, Workforce Centers; job application seeking resources; employers; and other resources as needed to begin preparing for employment; preparing a summary of work done for a transition to post-release; documenting work done.
TO APPLY: You may apply on-line at www.jobs.ks.gov; or Contact the Human Resources Office at Norton Correctional Facility (785) 877-6643 to obtain an application and supplemental documents; or Email : email@example.com to obtain an application.
Your application will be considered incomplete and you may be found ineligible if you fail to submit ALL required documentation by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
- State of Kansas Application form (send to Norton Correctional Facility)
- Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate
- Applicable college transcripts
Include your name and job requisition number on all correspondence when submitting documents to the designated recruiter
If you haven’t already done so, please register or update your personal data with the State of Kansas at www.jobs.ks.gov. You must notify us of your intent to apply by the closing date. Applications and any required documents must be received by the paperwork deadline of this announcement. Please call by that date to confirm receipt of your application and required documents.
Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate: Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a State Tax Clearance Certificate 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. Applicants are responsible for submitting their certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03.
Selection Process: Applicants selected for interview will be evaluated by an interview panel using performance/behavior based interview questions, and possibly a performance or written test. The interview panel will make recommendations to the Warden for final approval. A second interview may be conducted. Applicants will be subject to background check and criminal history investigation; must pass a drug screen and a TB test unless promoting, transferring, or demoting from another safety sensitive position within the same agency.
Veteran Preference Eligible (VPE): This position is eligible for veterans’ preference. Interested veterans must submit a DD 214 to the Department of Administration to be verified as a veteran under K.S.A. 73-201 prior to the vacancy close date. Verified veterans who meet the selection criteria for this position will be invited for an interview.
Reasonable Accommodation: Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact (785) 877-6643. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodations will be made on a case-by case basis.
Norton Correctional Facility is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Verification of identity and employment eligibility to work in the United States is required by federal law.
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