Corrections Unit Caseworker- TSCI

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Location:

Tecumseh, NE 

Category:

Case Management

Salary:

$18.76 per hour
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Job Views:

107

Zip Code:

68450

Employment Type:

Full time

Loan Forgiveness?:

No

Posted:

06.05.2017
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Job Description:

JOB # 046UCWTSCI0617
DESCRIPTION:
The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) operates 10 institutions housing approximately 5,200 inmates statewide. The department's focus includes inmate programming and education, physical and behavioral health care, re-entry services, and community programs, and is accredited by the American Correctional Association (ACA). Information about the Department can be found at: www.corrections.nebraska.gov. With a current vacancy at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI) in Tecumseh, NE (a maximum custody facility), NDCS is accepting applications for the position of Corrections Unit Caseworker. The incumbent will model the NDCS Values of integrity, respect, compassion, growth, and excellence as we accomplish our mission, "Keep people safe."

For more information about this position or the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution, please call 402-335-5998. For Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations, please contact ADA Coordinator Lisa Mathews at 402-479-5812, or lisa.mathews@nebraska.gov.

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EXAMPLES OF WORK:
TSCI will be interviewing for future openings. The duties for this position include: observe, monitor, and coordinate inmate activities, including unit sanitation, clothing exchange, food service, medical distribution, mail distribution, and room and unit inspections. Must be alert to security, health and safety situations. Guides, observes, and documents inmate behavior for the purpose of establishing/following rehabilitation/treatment plans and discipline. Writes reports on inspections, inmate grievances, disciplinary actions, and inmate performance. Trains inmates in specific task and job practices of sanitation. Observes inmates in the housing unit area to detect abnormalities, problems, or unrest and to initiate corrective actions. Instructs inmates on the rules and regulations of the unit and expected behavior. Counsels inmates, including crisis intervention, to assist them in adapting to the prison environment; solving problems; filing grievances; and planning for treatment changes, furloughs, and parole. Participate in disciplinary and security actions including counts, searches, and use of force. May transport inmates on travel orders. Overtime, voluntary and mandatory, includes weekends, holidays and double-shifts.

Job Requirements:

QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in criminal justice, behavioral science, human services or related field OR Associate's degree in criminal justice, behavioral science, human services or related field and two years of experience working with persons referred through the legal system OR four years of experience working with persons referred through the legal system. Must be at least 18 years of age. No felony or domestic abuse related convictions.

PREFERRED: Bilingual skills in English and Spanish desired.

OTHER: Must have a valid driver's license. Transcripts required prior to appointment. Applicants accepting a job offer must pass the following pre-employment exams in this order: medical exam, and at a randomly announced time, pass a drug test. Once at the Staff Training Academy, must successfully complete the fully paid Nebraska Corrections Training Program.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of: organizational structure; administrative regulations; operational memorandums; unit policies and procedures; counseling techniques and procedures; programs and opportunities open to inmates; caseload management. Ability to: communicate effectively with inmates, staff, and the public; exercise leadership and sound judgment; operate within established guidelines; plan, assign, and monitor the work of others; effectively counsel inmates/offenders; write reports and make recommendations; observe inmates/offenders and detect problems or unrest; understand and apply instructions.
Company Info
Nebraska Department of Correctional Services 801 W. Prospector Place, Bldg 1
Lincoln, NE, United States

Phone: 402-479-5601
Web Site: http://www.corrections.nebraska.gov/

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