Correctional Program Specialist II

Anne Arundel County, MD Annapolis, MD
Position Description Benefits Supplemental Questions

This position announcement will be used to fill a full time, represented, safety sensitive Correctional Program Specialist II position located at the Jennifer Road Detention Center.

The Anne Arundel County Detention Facilities serve the citizens of Anne Arundel County by professionally managing safe and secure correctional facilities and offering programs and services to pretrial and convicted individuals which support successful re-entry to the community.

* Note - This position may require some weekend and/or holiday hours.

This is responsible corrections work in delivering programmatic services that provide classification, counseling and supervision services to inmates committed to the Department of Detention Facilities institutions or participating in community based programs to include work release, alternative sentence programs, or the pretrial services program.

Examples of Duties and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:(Note: The duties and responsibilities enumerated in this class specification are for the purpose of determining a common set of minimum qualifications and salary level for all positions in this class and are not intended to include all of the essential job functions).

Assist the Criminal Justice Program Supervisor in planning, directing and managing Detention Center programs for the custody, security, welfare, programming and reintegration of inmates.

Understand and apply facility policy and procedure to perform duties to include the submission and review of required reports.

Address inmate needs using case management principles, routine tours of housing areas, maintaining regular office hours, and acting as an advocate to ensure needs are addressed and resolved.

Complete required paperwork and reports to include individual program agreements, pre release interviews, parole summaries, intake and entry conferences, reassessments and reclassification interviews, pretrial interviews, inmate request slips, job site checks, office visits, telephone calls and work status and maintain this information in the appropriate files.

Review and approve classification reports completed by Correctional Program Specialist I.

Assess inmates to determine interventions that could be provided through psychiatric evaluation, substance abuse services, academic training, or other remedial or support programs.

Evaluate and assign inmates to work programs.

Interpret and verify information contained in court and legal documents.

Routinely investigate inmates' concerns and resolve these by using existing automated systems and resource manuals.

Evaluate program efficiency and assist supervisors and managers improve service delivery.

Perform related work as required.

Safe operation of a motor vehicle during daytime hours and in all types of weather for the purpose of attending court hearings and conducting site visits.

Work may require hours beyond the normal workday.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Considerable knowledge of principles and practices in counseling individuals using case management principles.

Ability to learn and apply modern and state of the art corrections practices, methods, techniques, equipment, and program methodologies.

Ability to operate motor vehicles.

Ability to read, interpret, follow and enforce rules and regulations, written and/or instructions or orders.

Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with superiors and other employees, public and inmates.

Ability to prepare standard reports and non-routine reports.

Ability to understand and apply safety practices for inmates and visitors.

Ability to assist in the planning of program operations.

Ability to use sound judgment in the decision making process.

Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

Ability to meet selection standards promulgated by the County and Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission.

Ability to complete the Entry Level Training Program conducted by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Academy.

Ability to complete annual training requirements established by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission and Department of Detention Facilities.

Minimum Qualifications:Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in criminal justice, corrections, or the social sciences; two (2) or more years of experience in criminal justice; a minimum age of 18 at the time of appointment; and a valid non-commercial Class C motor vehicle operator's license.

Note: Minimum age requirement is in accordance with Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission regulations.

* Note - This position may require some weekend and/or holiday hours.

Supplemental Qualifications:Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following:

* Experience with programmatic services that provide classification, counseling and supervision services to inmates committed to local county Detention Facilities

* Daily work experience in a correctional facility

* The selection process includes a comprehensive background investigation, medical and psychological evaluation.

NOTE - This is a safety sensitive position and employees in this position are subject to random Controlled Dangerous Substance and alcohol testing.

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