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POSITION TITLE: Correctional Counselor
LOCATION/DEPT: Pathway Forward Program
REPORTS TO: Shift Supervisor
FLSA CATEGORY: Non-Exempt
STATUS TYPE: Full-Time
The Correctional Counselor (C.C.) is responsible for the security and safety of the facility, the resident accountability (movement) system, and the management of residents and visitors. Working under the close supervision of the Shift Supervisor on duty, the CC supports the work of Reentry Case Managers in their delivery of services to residents.
Sufficient administrative support will be provided to insure that program duties are effectively achieved. The Shift Supervisor will assist the C.C. with administrative and communications skills. Reentry Case Managers will provide constructive feedback to improve relations with residents. A liaison will exist within both the Community Corrections Program and the Metropolitan Division.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Monitors resident movement in and out of the facility and maintains documentation of same.
Periodically conducts visual headcounts to determine location of all residents.
Manages log office procedures, including pass authorizations, medication administration and records, incoming phone after regular business hours, facility inspections and general activity in the facility.
Continuously monitors resident activities and behavior, security, and fire safety to maintain a safe, secure, orderly and clean environment. Reports all problems to Shift Supervisor and prepares disciplinary reports where appropriate. In the event of emergency, immediately notifies appropriate persons.
Supervises admission of visitors and enforces the facility’s visiting rules, policies, and procedures.
Assists with the intake and orientation of new residents.
Counsels clients regarding personal crises and adjustment problems. Reports concerns of interest to Reentry Case Managers.
All other duties as assigned.
This position reports to the Shift Supervisor.
This position requires frequent interaction with the Security Services Supervisor, Reentry Case Managers, and Program Manager/Operations. There is extensive contact with the public during visiting hours. In
addition, this individual relates to a large and diverse number of people inside and outside the Salvation Army. In these contacts, the individual acts as a representative of the Army and its mission.
A high school diploma is required. An A.A. degree in Criminal Justice or a similar field is preferred.
Experience in providing security and social services support is required. One year for those with an A. A. degree and three years for those without.
Ability to interact well with persons under stress and to defuse potential violence.
Strong support for the mission of community corrections and an understanding that this is not a law enforcement position.
A calm demeanor and solid judgment.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, using diplomacy and good judgment.
Demonstrated ability to use initiative and be a self-starter.
An attention to detail.
A positive attitude and the ability to be flexible in light of changing job situations/priorities.
Supportive of the mission of The Salvation Army.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT
This position is required to do light physical work.
In order to successfully perform the essential functions of this position, the employee is regularly required to use standard office equipment and a PC.
The work environment for this position is a residential environment with a low to moderate noise level.
The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Applicants with disabilities may contact us at (773)725-1100 for additional information or assistance with the application process.
About Metropolitan - Pathway Forward Program (Corrections Service)
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.