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CORRECTIONAL COUNSELOR

Company name
The GEO Group, Inc.

Location
San Diego, CA

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Employee Type:

Full-Time

Location:

San Diego, CA

Date Posted:

5/15/2018

Job Description

Facility:

Western Region Detention Facility at San Diego

Compensation Base:

$31.17 per hour

Compensation Bonus (if applicable):

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Summary

Provides counseling services, assists the inmates in adjusting to facility life and obtaining needed services or changes in assignment.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Interviews newly admitted inmates/detainees. Develops detailed knowledge of those assigned to specific caseload.

Resolves daily inmate/detainee problems, complaints and concerns with general counseling techniques.

Conducts regularly scheduled meetings with inmates to provide assistance with rehabilitation program, work assignment, housing-related challenges.

Makes daily assigned unit visits to ensure informal contact with inmates/detainees and interaction with Correction Officers.

Inspects units for cleanliness and adherence to security practices.

May log and distribute legal and certified mail and coordinate inmate telephone sign-up list.

May serve as an active participant on the classification teaming committee meetings to determine assigned housing, in addition to appropriate work and rehabilitation programs. May serve on the discipline committee.

Resolves day-to-day problems with counseling. Refers inmates/detainees with serious problems to professional counseling staff.

May provide assistance to the inmates/detainees in obtaining needed services. Serves as a representative for the inmate/detainee at classification committee meetings.

Maintains appropriate documentation of inmate/detainee daily contacts as detailed in the agency program procedures.

Monitors inmate/detainee work details to ensure appropriate assignments and quotas are filled to provide facility needs.

Coordinates approval/denial of inmate/detainee visiting and telephone lists.

Assists the Corrections Officer with the security inspection of the living unit to ensure sanitary and security policies of the facility are adhered to.

Assists with unit management activities as needed.

Responsible for maintaining and complying with ACA standards pertaining to classification, prisoner job assignments, and facility orientation.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

One (1) year in caseload management of offenders in a correctional setting plus a Bachelors degree in criminal justice, sociology, or closely related field is desired; however, a Bachelors degree in other fields is acceptable, or

Four (4) years correctional experience or certified law enforcement officer experience with a minimum high school diploma or GED Certificate.

Must be at least 21 years old.

Must have good verbal and written communication skills.

Must possess the ability to work with a team of professionals and have the ability to implement team strategy approaches to work assignments.

Must be flexible, cooperative and empathetic to the needs of staff and inmates/detainees.

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Company info

The GEO Group, Inc.
Website : http://www.thegeogroupinc.com

Company Profile
The GEO Group is the world's leading provider of correctional and detention management and community reentry services to federal, state and local government agencies. With operations in the United States, Australia, South Africa, and the United Kingdom; GEO offers a diversified array of turnkey services which include design, construction, financing, and operations. Our unique approach allows GEO to provide high-quality and cost-effective services with state-of-the-art designs, innovative programs and ground-breaking treatment approach.

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