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ADC DCC Advisor
Agency: Department of Correction
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Date Posted: 11/14/2017
Posting Expires: 11/21/2017
Summary
The Arkansas Department of Correction (ADC) / Department of Community Correction (DCC) Advisor is responsible for interviewing and counseling inmates in a correctional institution. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Typical Functions
Processes new inmates/residents by interviewing inmate/resident and reviewing records to determine classification, parole violations, and mental health history/status. Assigns inmate number. Counsels inmates/residents experiencing psychological, sociological, or family problems by discussing options and guiding inmates/residents in their decision making. Refers and/or recommends treatment programs as indicated by the mental health social history. Maintains inmate/resident counseling records, prepares reports, and may participate in mental health staffing to develop treatment plans for specific inmates/residents. Aides inmates in special programs, meetings, hobby crafts, college courses, or similar programs. Conducts psycho-educational group counseling for the inmate/resident population. Participates in mental health psychiatric clinic and may assist in maintaining the unit mental health med-log. Performs segregation reviews to assess inmates/residents on isolation/segregated status and make recommendations to the clinic supervisor/staff. Works with other staff in the correctional setting in responding to inmate/resident crises, providing continuity of care, and maintaining the unit safety and security. Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of interviewing, and counseling methods and techniques. Knowledge of psychological and sociological elements affecting incarcerated individuals. Knowledge of the criminal justice system. Knowledge of agency security systems and operations. Ability to interview, observe, assess, and counsel inmates/residents. Ability to supervise and maintain security of inmates. Ability to prepare and maintain records and reports.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a bachelorís degree in psychology, sociology, social work, criminal justice or a related field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Preferred Qualifications
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Agency Specific Information
The starting salary for this position is $32,405.00. All salary offers are subject to approval by the Office of Personnel Management subject to authority provided by the state pay plan.
College degree and/or transcripts and DD214/NGB-22 must be attached to your application for additional qualification processes. If you are not able to scan and attach to your application you can fax it to 870-850-8550 but please make sure you list the position number on the document you are faxing.
Applicants must submit a completed State of Arkansas application. The Work History section of the application must be completed or it will not be considered. Please list ALL prior jobs on the state application. Resumes may accompany, but will not replace the state application. NOTE: We do not accept faxed or printed applications.
Other job related education and experience may be substituted for all or part of the minimum requirements upon review.
The Arkansas Department of Correction is a drug free workplace.
Job Details
Position No.: 2208-4955
Class Code: M059C
Grade: GS05
Salary Range: $32,405.00 - $46,987.00 per year
Background
check required?
Yes
Job Type: Full Time
Location Information
Job City: Mental Health/Maximum Security Unit - Tucker, AR
Job County/Region: Jefferson
Contact Information
Contact name: Lyn Bennett
Phone: 870-850-8539
Email: Lyn.Bennett@Arkansas.gov
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