This position is responsible for performing all duties through a team approach to risk management that addresses criminogenic indicators and needs. The team approach involves evaluating risk factors in order to make decisions regarding facility/cell or work assignments, referrals to services, and the level/type of supervision, and to develop comprehensive release plans for inmates who are within one year of release. This position also manages a caseload of assigned inmates, assisting them with adjustment to incarceration, program completion, addressing anti-social behavior and transition from prison into the community.
The work of this position requires ongoing proactive communications and interaction with inmates that is designed to apply cognitive programming to disrupt, rather than reinforce, antisocial behavior and inappropriate reactions to situations.
A Bachelor’s Degree with major coursework in criminal justice, the social sciences, or the behavioral sciences. Experience may be substituted for the required education as determined relevant by the agency.
Completion of 60 semester hours of coursework from an accredited college or university which includes 12 hours of corrections, criminal justice, the social sciences or the behavioral sciences; and two years of experience in the field of corrections.
To be successful, the expectation is that a candidate will be able to competently perform the routine tasks of the position with limited supervision by the end of the six-month probationary period.
- Social Work experience or training
- Experience working with children and families of the incarcerated offenders
- Understanding of or experience in Behavioral Health Care Services
How to Apply:
The application process has 4 REQUIRED STEPS.
STEP 1: Register by completing the online Personal Data Form at https://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/job/applicant-data
(Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number.)
STEP 2: Complete the official State of Kansas application form at http://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/sec-home/state-employment/apply
Submit your online application to Topeka Correctional Facility.
STEP 3: Submit additional required documents to the specific recruiter designated on this job announcement.
A Tax Clearance Certificate is required for all applicants. Obtain your certificate by following the instructions at http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html
Include your name and job requisition number 189862 on all correspondence when submitting documents to the designated recruiter.
NOTE: Submission of an application alone IS NOT a complete application. This position requires the completion of additional forms and/or supplemental materials as described. Please carefully review the complete job announcement and the "How to Apply" instructions. Failure to provide the required information and/or materials will result in you not being considered for employment.
- State of Kansas application completed online, mailed, or faxed
- Cover letter
- Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate
- List of college courses, with credit hours, major(s), and grade point average or class ranking. (Prior to appointment, an official college transcript will be required.)
- Veterans Preference documentation (DD-214 or equivalent as appropriate).
Recruiter Contact Information:
Name: Michelle Phipps
Topeka Correctional Facility
815 SE Rice Rd.
Topeka, KS 66607
To apply go to jobs.ks.gov. Applications and supporting documents may be submitted to the Topeka Correctional Facility, Human Resource Office, 815 SE Rice Rd, Topeka, KS 66607, online, or faxed to 785-559-5112.
What to Expect Next: Once your complete application package (including all required documents) is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. Based on your ranking or numerical score, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. Once that review is completed you will be contacted for an interview or notified that you were not selected for an interview.
Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement: State agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Veterans Preference’ Eligible (VPE): Formal military personnel that have been verified as “veteran” under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the minimum requirements of the class. The veterans’ preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job. Positions are filled as determine by the hiring manager as being the best qualified.
How to Apply for Veteran's Preference
Applicants claiming veterans' preference for the first time must complete:
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