CLASSIFICATION COUNSELOR in Milton, FL at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 11/20/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Milton, FL
  • Date Posted:
    11/20/2019

Job Description

Facility: BLACKWATER CORRECTIONAL

Compensation Base: $17.85

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Summary

This position provides counseling services and assists inmates in adjusting to institutional life by selecting appropriate self–help, therapeutic, educational and vocational programs and obtaining needed services or changes in assignments.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides individual counseling to inmates on an informal basis regarding work and housing assignments, adjustment problems, and family problems.
  • Converses with inmate regarding their requests for transfers, job changes, or work release and refers cases to other departments as deemed appropriate.
  • Determines inmate eligibility for programs and if such programs would be beneficial to the inmate’s overall adjustment to the facility.
  • Conducts unit orientation for newly assigned inmates on assigned caseload and as required by the inmate’s request or change in status.
  • Provides assistance to inmates in obtaining needed services and provides information for the inmate at Classification Committee meetings.
  • Monitors inmates’ custody, housing, job and program assignments to ensure all inmates are reviewed in a timely manner.
  • Make referrals for inmates with serious problems to professional counseling staff.
  • Updates facility classification review forms.
  • Documents the results of Classification Committee meetings, disciplinary hearings, and any other unit action resulting in a change in inmate’s assignment or status.
  • Implements inmate educational activity plans for those inmates assigned to their caseload.
  • Organizes inmate educational activity plans for those inmates assigned to their caseload.
  • Sets appropriate goals and objectives for inmates.
  • Performs daily inspection of job assignment.
  • Conducts segregation rounds and compound rounds weekly.
  • Investigates inmate file information for accuracy.
  • Records educational and rehabilitative programs of inmates.
  • Maintains and complies with ACA standards pertaining to classification, records, inmate job assignments, and unit orientation.
  • Responds to inquires related to classification function.
  • Reviews inmate medical status to determine inmate’s eligibility to work in job assignments.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

 

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • High school or equivalent required. Bachelor's degree in criminal justice, sociology, or a closely related field is desirable. Classification certification from CPO Academy may be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree requirement.
  • Ability to prepare written reports; to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; and to learn rules, regulations, and security procedures required by the facility.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.