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Unit Caseworker - WEC

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State of Nebraska
Job Code: 60001746
Job Title: Unit Caseworker - WEC
Closing Date/Time: Fri. 06/13/14 11:59 PM Central Time
Salary: See Position Description
Job Type: PERM FULL TIME
Location: McCook, Nebraska
Requisition #: 201402116
Position #: 046-60001746
Department: Correctional Services, Department of
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Work Ethic Camp, 2309 North Highway 83, McCook, NE
Hiring rate: $17.06/hour effective July 1, 2014
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Examples of Work:
Schedules, distributes/balances, and guides the work assignments of inmates/offenders in accordance with work flow/assignment requirements, to complete the work in a timely fashion. Monitors and reports on work performance of assigned inmates/offenders, to determine overall conformity with established timetables and quality standards and to document and communicate performance and training needs. Trains inmates/offenders in specific task and job practices of sanitation to improve and maintain their performance levels. Inspects unit and living areas to ensure required safety and sanitation standards are met. Reports observations and information to assist in the development of personalized treatment programs. Writes reports on inspections, inmate/offender grievances, disciplinary actions, and inmate/offender performance to document activities, to have a permanent record, and to provide management with information. Observes inmates/offenders in the housing unit and to detect abnormalities, problems, or unrest and to initiate corrective actions. Instructs inmates/offenders on the rules and regulations of the unit and expected behavior, in order to orientate new inmates/offenders to the prison environment and to develop a constructive rapport with them. Researches inmates''/offenders'' backgrounds to establish a treatment file and to provide information for proper classification. Counsels inmates/offenders, including crisis intervention, to assist them in adapting to the prison environment; solving problems; filing grievances; and planning for treatment changes, and parole. Directs compliance with all administrative regulations, operational memorandums, post orders, State statues, and agency policies and procedures to maintain prison order and effective prison operation. Participate in disciplinary and security actions including counts, searches, and use of force. May transport inmates on travel orders. Instruct inmate classes to include Transformation Project, 7 Habits, Inside/Out Dads, Victim Impact and Anger Management. Overtime, voluntary and mandatory, includes weekend, holidays and double-shifts.
Qualifications / Requirements:
REQUIREMENTS: Must be at least 18 years of age. No felony or domestic abuse related convictions. Bachelors degree in criminal justice, behavioral science, human services or related field OR Associate''s degree in criminal justice, behavioral science, human services, or related field and two years of experience work with person referred through the legal system OR four years of experience working with persons referred through the legal system.
OTHER: Applicants accepting a job offer must pass the following pre-employment exams in this order: medical examination and at a randomly announced time, pass a drug test. Once at the Staff Training Academy, must successfully complete the fully paid Nebraska Corrections Training Program.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of: organization structure; administrative regulations; operational memorandums; unit policies and procedures; counseling techniques and procedures; programs and opportunities open to inmates; caseload management. Ability to: communicate effectively with inmates/offenders, staff and the public; exercise leadership and sound judgment; operate within established guidelines; plan, assign, and monitor the work of others; effectively counsel inmates/offender; write reports and make recommendations; observe inmates/offenders and detect problems or unrest; understand and apply instructions.

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