Adc/dcc program specialist

Company Name:
Arkansas Dept. of Correction
Job Details
Agency: Department of Correction
Date Posted: 10/24/2014
Posting Expires: 10/31/2014
The Arkansas Department of Correction/Department of Community Correction (ADC/DCC) Program Specialist is responsible for implementing program policies and procedures, establishing or coordinating program schedules and security, performing public relations and inmate/resident escort services, determining inmate/resident eligibility, and preparing reports. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Typical Functions
Develops, recommends, and implements policies and procedures for special event programs and for long and short term activity in compliance with facility regulations. Reviews and evaluates activity and event proposals, submits to supervisor for final decision, and coordinates program schedules and security with other staff. Performs individual and group counseling activities with clients/inmates, prepares documentation of contact, and maintains or forwards records. Performs public relations and escort services, inside and outside the facility, by scheduling and conducting tours and transporting inmates/clients to activities. Reviews client/inmate records to determine program eligibility and selects clients/inmates for participation in outside activities. Updates and maintains program records and prepares incident reports, unit concession sales, activity, and inmate product inventory reports. Instructs inmates/residents in specialized subjects or work areas. Prepares release documentation for clients graduating from programs and activities. Reviews and processes correspondence. Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of assigned program and processes. Knowledge of the application of sociological principles to social problems. Knowledge of criminal justice processes and programs. Knowledge of counseling techniques. Ability to prepare and review oral and written information and materials. Ability to research and interpret rules, laws, and policies governing the applicable institution and/or and program. Ability to offer guidance and support for clients/inmates. Ability to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of programs and recommend changes.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in counseling, psychology, social work, criminal justice, or a related field; plus one year of experience in social work, counseling, 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 salary for this position is $29,251.00. 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 application or faxed to for additional qualification processes.
Applications should be submitted to the Department of Correction website ( ). Please do not submit a resume in lieu of a completed application.
The Arkansas Department of Correction is a drug free workplace. Other job related education and experience may be substituted for all or part of the minimum requirements upon review.
Job Details
Position No.: 2212-4835
Class Code: M058C
Grade: C115
Salary Range: $29,251.00 - $49,683.00 per year
check required? Yes
Job Type: Full Time
Location Information
Job City: Benton Unit, Benton, AR
Job County/Region: Saline
Contact Information
Contact name: Brenda Vinyard
Email: brenda.
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