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CHIEF OF HOUSING in Lawrenceville, VA at The GEO Group, Inc.

Date Posted: 9/24/2020

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Equal Opportunity Employer.


This position is responsible for the oversight of programs by ensuring that goals and objectives are accomplished according to policy directions of the Company and within the scope defined by the contract. It is responsible for the quality of program services provided to inmates and works in conjunction with the Warden or Asst. Warden, Security to remedy deficits and enrich programs.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensures all inmates in the program’s department receive quality services which comply with standards set by the Company and client.
  • May direct or co-lead inmate groups in special topic areas such as self-esteem, and sexuality.
  • Locates, evaluates and utilizes community resources for inmates.
  • Ensures proper processing of all inmates for programmatic needs.
  • Directs diagnostic, treatment and aftercare planning for inmates.
  • Provides supervision of treatment programs. Works closely with consulting psychologists and other professionals.
  • Assesses needs of program staff and provides regularly scheduled supervision and training to address those needs.
  • Works with individual and group modalities of supervision and training.
  • Provides individual supervision to all programs staff.
  • Provides case consultations and one-to-one counseling for difficult inmates or when serious incidents occur.
  • Assists in the preparation of program proposals.
  • Writes program policies and procedures for periodic updates.
  • Reviews and participates in the development of the service plans as a member of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Directs all department functions, activities and supervision of personnel.
  • Prepares departmental progress reports.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent. Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred.
  • Five (5) years of progressive work experience in a correctional environment with two (2) years of which must consist of management experience in correctional programs.
  • Must possess excellent oral and writing skills.
  • Must be mature, flexible, intellectually alert, able to command the respect and confidence of inmates and staff.


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