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CLASSIFICATION COUNSELOR in Graceville, FL at The GEO Group, Inc.

Date Posted: 12/31/2020

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Job Description

Facility: Graceville Correctional & Rehabilitation Facility

Compensation Base: 

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 


Equal Opportunity Employer.


Provides counseling services, assists the inmates in adjusting to facility life and obtaining needed services or changes in assignment. Develops and implements programs within the facility to meet the individual needs of inmateS, to include individual and group counseling.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Interviews newly admitted inmates.
  • Conducts facility orientation for newly assigned inmates explaining rules and regulations of the facility, available services and programs, and the disciplinary and classification process.
  • Provides individual counseling to inmates on an informal basis regarding work and housing assignments, adjustment problems, and family problems.
  • Resolves day-to-day problems with counseling. Refers inmates with serious problems to professional counseling staff.
  • Provides assistance to the inmates in obtaining needed services. Serves as a representative for the inmate at classification committee meetings.
  • Monitors inmate custody, housing, job and program assignments to ensure all cases are reviewed in a timely manner.
  • Conducts visits to inmates assigned to caseload who are housed in special housing.
  • Reviews inmate medical status to determine eligibility to work in volunteer job assignments.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent certification required.
  • Minimum of three (3) years experience working in a correctional setting required.
  • Must have 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
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.


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