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TRANSITIONAL COUNSELOR in Merced, CA at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 12/28/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Merced, CA
  • Experience:
    1 - 3 years
  • Date Posted:
    12/28/2018

Job Description

Facility: 

Compensation Base: $16.00 Per Hour

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer.



Summary

Provides inmates and detainees with the tools and knowledge to prepare for reentry into the community.  Provides individual and group counseling in self-esteem, problem solving, relationships, and other related issues.  Assists the inmate and detainee to secure direct communication with Day Reporting Center (DRC) Post Release Case Manager, substance abuse, educational, employment and/or other free world community social resources that can assist in successful reintegration into society.

 



Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide information on services provided at Day Reporting Centers, Probation Service Centers, outpatient and residential treatment programs, and any additional transitional services developed by Community Supervision or the Counties;
  • Links the participant with the Day Reporting Center (DRC) Post Release Case Manager prior to release.
  • Assist participants in completing the appropriate forms regarding the transitional care phase of the program services.
  • Work in cooperation with the Post Release Case Manager, other contract staff, continuing care service providers, county probation, and the participant for the development of the Community Service Plan and Release Plan;
  • Provides general classroom guidance in the areas of career planning, social adjustment, personal management, and general life/skills knowledge.
  • Communicates with participants regarding the reality of their pre-release activities and plans, defining terminology and identifying community resources.
  • Conducts a periodic review of curriculum and resources available to enhance participants participation in pre-release/life skills programs and activities.
  • May maintain class rosters, attendance records, and provides certificates for pre-release life skills program.
  • May report participants for failing to attend assigned classes as an offense.
  • Assesses participant’s needs and makes referrals to appropriate staff.
  • May participate in formulation and development of release plan.
  • May secure supplementary information, such as employment, medical records or school records.
  • Aids participants in planning and developing an individual post-release plan and encourages them to assume the responsibility for post-release behaviors and activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Job Requirements



Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree and two (2) years of experience providing evidence based services to the offender population, or Four (4) years of experience as a case manager or counselor providing evidence based transitional services to the criminal justice population.
  • Relevant teaching and/or counseling experience in a correctional setting preferred.
  • Appropriate valid teaching certification if required by the client agency.

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