Job Duty Description: This is work in managing and coordinating the development of inmate parole planning or in counseling difficult or recalcitrant inmates. Work involves offering guidance, counseling or assisting in the evaluation of inmates for the purpose of determining their potential for participation in programs or making recommendations concerning parole eligibility and management of unit teams.
Minimum Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree with major coursework in criminal justice, the social sciences, or the behavioral sciences, and one year of experience working with offenders in corrections, parole, or law enforcement. Additional experience may be substituted for the required education as determined relevant by the agency.
Substitution criteria determined relevant by agency: A bachelor’s degree with major coursework in criminal justice, the social sciences, or the behavioral sciences, and one year of experience working with offenders in corrections, parole, or law enforcement. Additional experience may be substituted for the required education as determined relevant by the agency.
Performance Standards: Counsels inmates having adjustment problems at the living unit, place of work or in other areas in order to identify factors causing problems; assists in organizing and formulating detailed plans for release or parole. Reviews all pre-parole case material for accuracy, completeness and clarity of thought before distribution is made to field staff for investigation; specifically reviews those plans developed by counselors for inmates requesting parole out of state to ensure compliance with the rules and regulations established for Interstate Compact. Reviews all reports on inmates which include disciplinary matters and work performance and counsels inmates individually and with other unit team members. Recommends modification of an inmate's rehabilitation program in such areas as custody, program involvement, detail assignments, readiness for release on parole and transfers to other institutions, according to information obtained in counseling sessions. Advises and counsels inmates on the planning of their pre-release programs and conditions of their eventual parole; coordinates pre-release planning with state parole officers and state and local rehabilitation agencies.
Preferred Requirements: Knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision. Knowledge of the principles and techniques of individual and group counseling of inmates in a correctional institution. Knowledge of modern concepts, principles, and practices related to the rehabilitation of criminal offenders. Knowledge of attitudes, problems, and behavior of individuals under restraint. Knowledge of programs available for rehabilitation of prison inmates. Knowledge of interviewing techniques and methods. Knowledge of general sociological and psychological factors effecting human behavior. Ability to review and summarize social, psychological, and inmates' personal background reports. Ability to relate to and establish rapport with inmates of correctional institutions and to counsel them in their initial adaptation to institutional life. Ability to work in a cellhouse within a correctional institution. Ability to read and comprehend technical narrative material including manuals, handbooks, and instructional memoranda for application to daily work. Ability to organize and clearly express information in a concise written form.
A full position description and required essential physical functions for this classification can be obtained by contacting the recruiter listed below.
TO APPLY: You may apply on-line at Online Application; or Contact the Human Resources Office at Norton Correctional Facility (785) 877-6643 to obtain an application and supplemental documents; or Email : firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain an application.
If you haven’t already done so, please register or update your personal data with the State of Kansas at www.jobs.ks.gov, including submission of copy of your DD214 if applicable. 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.