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DOC ADVISOR

at Arkansas Government Job in Texarkana, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

DOC ADVISOR

Date: Nov 5, 2021

Req ID: 12655

Location:

Texarkana, AR, US, 71854

Category: DEPT OF COMMUNITY CORRECTION

Anticipated Starting Salary: $32,405.00

Position Number: 22125173

County: Miller

Posting End Date: 12/2/2021

Anticipated Starting Salary: $32,405.00

Location: Southwest AR Center – Texarkana

Applicant must have a Bachelor Degree in psychology, sociology, social work, criminal justice or a related field.

The mission of the Department of Corrections is to be a public safety resource for Arkansas families by providing professional management solutions and evidence-based rehabilitative initiatives for offenders.

Position Information

Class Code: M059C

Grade: GS05

FLSA Status: NON-EXEMPT

Salary Range: $32,405.00 – $46,987.00

Summary

The Arkansas Department of Correction/Department of Community Correction (ADC/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.

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.

Dimensions

None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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 Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s 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.

Licenses

None

The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Texarkana

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Job Posting: JC194497835

Posted On: Oct 10, 2021

Updated On: Dec 04, 2021