Job Descriptions

The statements contained in the job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job requirements or duties performed. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

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Title: Corrections Program Coordinator
Department: Sheriff Updated: 02/2018
Division: Corrections FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Bargaining Unit: Teamsters #214 Wage Range: Not Available
POSITION SUMMARY:

Employee in this job is to complete and oversee a variety of professional assignments and to coordinate a correctional facility’s resident program, substance abuse program and other treatment or prevention programs.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

·         25% Sentence Reduction Program

·         Maintain records, prepare reports and compose correspondence related to the work.

  • Evaluate inmate service programs and make recommendation to improve the effectiveness of operations.

 

Substance Abuse Program:

·         Oversee and coordinate outside personnel from community agencies or educational institutions who may be conducting substance abuse programming in the institution.

·         Review and screen prisoners for participation in institutional substance abuse programs.

·         Evaluate and refer prisoners for possible community substance abuse programs.

·         Monitor the substance abuse rehabilitation programs.

·         Maintain records, prepare reports and compose correspondence related to the work.

·         Other duties as assigned

 

Activity Programs:

·         Coordinates the activity programs of all prisoner groups and associations approved by the facility administration.

·         Screens and interviews all prisoners requesting participation in programs and groups.

·         Evaluates proposals from prospective groups, detailing why they should or should not be approved.

·         Obtain custody clearance for all outside guests that work with the groups.

·         Inventory and requisition supplies and equipment for the programs.

·         Maintain records, prepare reports and compose correspondence related to the program.

·         May perform related essential functions appropriate to the class and other non-essential functions as required.

·         Monitor all budget line items related to inmate programming.

·         Other duties as assigned.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Work is performed under the supervision of the jail administrator or other designated person.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

N/A

EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, EDUCATION:

·         Possession of a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, correctional administration, criminology, psychology, social work, counseling and guidance, physical education or recreation, sociology, school social work, social work administration, educational psychology or family relations.

·         Two years of social services case work experience.

·         Two years of psychological, drug addiction and social services case work experience in a managerial or administrative supervisory capacity.

OR

·         Any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities acceptable by the Jail Administration will be evaluated on an individual basis.

·         Knowledge of the rehabilitative needs of a correctional prison population.

·         Knowledge of the functions and resources of the prisons as well as public and private social welfare and related agencies.

·         Knowledge of the social factors which result in the institutionalization of adults.

·         Knowledge of techniques and problems involved in organizing group activities.

·         Complex accounts receivable/payable practices, banking procedures, third party billing and private pay processes.  Proficient in accounting software, i.e. Bi-Tech or One Solution. Ability to reconcile financial reports or records; process department payroll; prepare and reconciled journal entries; purchasing procedures. Knowledge of accounting principles, audit standards, budgeting; annual financial reporting; and IRS practices for Federal, State and Local. Knowledge of liability coverage and claims procedures.                  

·         Writing, reading, mathematical principles; proficient computer skills-Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook; exercise sound judgement and decision making in accordance with policies and procedures; ability to research and problem solve independently; knowledge of County operations and functions; ability to prioritize and time manage; handle stressful situations, provide effective and friendly customer service; support the County's mission and values; ability to think critically where necessary.    

·         Knowledge or understanding of basic administrative tasks: operate standard office equipment; document management; prepare and maintain records, various correspondences and reports; answer general inquiries and refer as necessary; answer telephone calls, process mail, order supplies/equipment; prepare meeting agendas, attend meetings, record/transcribe/distribute minutes; entering, transcribing, recording, storing or maintaining information in written or electronic form with speed and accuracy; maintain calendars, arrange meetings, schedule rooms and equipment as necessary.             

·         Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with management, co-workers and clients; obtain and communicate accurate information; apply common sense understanding to complex instructions and respond accordingly;  communicate complex ideas through graphs, charts, presentations, reports or other professional correspondence.

ESSENTIAL ABILITIES FOR ALL ST. CLAIR COUNTY JOB CLASSIFICATIONS:
  • Ability to demonstrate predictable, reliable, and timely attendance.                
  • Ability to read, write & communicate in English; follow written and verbal instruction and understand basic mathematics and figure checking.              
  • Ability to interpret and apply procedures, rules, technical information, instructions, manuals to complete tasks accurately and on schedule.                                     
  • Ability to learn from directions, observations, and mistakes; and apply procedures using good judgement.                                                                      
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain sensitive and confidential information.     
  • Ability to work independently or part of a team; ability to interact appropriately with others such as County officials, employees, vendors and the general public.
  • Ability to work under supervision, receiving instructions/feedback, coaching/counseling and/or action/discipline.                                             
  • Adaptability to change in the work environment, managing competing demands and ability to deal with frequent changes, delays or unexpected events.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services including customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction

·         Proficient skills using Microsoft Office programs including, but not limited to: Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook required.  Proficiency may be tested.               

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
  • Prior to starting employment, the candidate must complete a satisfactory background check.  The background check is understood to encompass all forms of pre-employment screening, including but not limited to: drug screen, physical, criminal background, driving record, sex offender registry, education, training and licensing verification, employment history, credit check, and professional and personal references.
  • Must possess a valid State of Michigan operator license and maintain this license throughout employment in this position.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job with or without accommodations.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:

  • Hear and understand information presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Read, interpret and understand procedures, rules, technical information, instructions and manuals.
  • Speak to others to convey information effectively.
  • Sit, bend, stoop, crouch, crawl and kneel.
  • Reach with hands and arms.
  • Stand and walk for significant periods of time; travel over uneven terrain.
  • See details in color, at close range and at a distance.
  • Good physical condition which will mean the fitness to be able to lift, move, push, pull or carry objects, equipment during exams or procedures.
  • Use hands to operate a computer, handle materials and operate equipment.
  • May be exposed to working in close quarters, fumes or airborne particles, infectious diseases, criminal suspects.
  • The employee works in areas where universal precautions are required and is frequently exposed to risk from bodily fluids.

 

 

 

Disclaimer: The statements contained in this job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job requirements or duties performed.  The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.


AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

 

It is the policy of St. Clair County not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability that does not prevent performing essential job functions or because he or she is a protected veteran.

 



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