Corrections Counselor

US-NJ-Belvidere
2 months ago
Job ID
2017-1677
# of Openings
1

Overview

Corrections Counselor

 

Temporary position - Covering 40 hours per week from September to December

 

Responsible for the planning and delivery of social rehabilitative programs as a required element of the treatment program.  Participates with the treatment team in the development and delivery of a comprehensive plan of care and treatment.  Participates and coordinates discharge and release planning.

Responsibilities

 

  • Manual task skills.
  • Practice in functional, prevocational, vocational, cell sanitation, self care skills and activities of daily living.
  • Participation in sensor-motor, educational, recreational and social activities designed to help inmates or handicapped inmates develop and regain physical or mental functioning or to adjust to handicaps .
  • Assist in the development and implementation of treatment plans for assigned inmates as consistent with current policies and procedures .
  • Counsels inmates by interviewing them to ascertain their needs and/or qualifications.
  • Selects constructive activities suited to the individual’s physical capacity, intelligence level and interest to upgrade the individual to maximum independence.
  • Counsels on a personal level and advises the individual inmates to assist them in preparing for their release, diagnosing and resolving their personal problems . 
  • Teaches individual skills and techniques required for participation in life activities and evaluates the individual’s progress .
  • Aids inmates in developing a better sense of duty and responsibility toward society.
  • Reviews the inmates’ educational background and discusses their plans for continuing education.
  • Appropriately provides documentation in the Medical Records any changes in the inmates’ functioning, the occurrence of critical incidents, group counseling & individual counseling.
  • Consults with probation, police department, prosecutor’s office and other agencies to coordinate rehabilitation efforts.
  • Abides by security regulations and confidentiality requirements of the facility.
  • Participates in on-going assessments and discharge planning.
  • Participates in and contributes to the planning of training activities .
  • Maintains regular contact with the supervisor.
  • Assumes personal responsibility for ongoing professional growth and development.
  • Documents all services provided in the Medical Record.
  • Assists with bi-weekly tele-psychiatry as requested by the supervisor.
  • Performs other duties as requested by the psychiatrist in a manner consistent with one’s profession, the goals and objectives of the program and with polices of CFG Health Systems and the Department of Corrections.
  • Complies with the employment standards of CFG Health Systems and the applicable standards of the facility.
  • Complies with the time and attendance policies of CFG Health Systems and the Department of Corrections.  This includes he use of the Swipe System and timely submission of time sheets.
  • Adheres to his/her work schedule as coordinated by Health Services.
  • Administrator and as agreed by the Warden.      
  • All other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work or related field.
  • Must have at least 2 years of mental health/residential experience. 
  • Must conform to the security clearance standards of the institution where employed.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

 

EOE M/V/F/D

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