Iowa Department of Administrative Services Correctional Counselor in Fort Dodge, Iowa

Correctional Counselor

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Correctional Counselor

Salary

$48,443.20 - $73,444.80 Annually

Location

Fort Dodge - 50501 - Webster County, IA

Job Type

Full-time

Agency

252 Corrections - Fort Dodge Correctional Facility

Job Number

19-00544

Closing

9/30/2018 11:59 PM Central

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Point of Contact

Nancy Strait at (515) 574 4770 or Nancy.Strait@iowa.gov

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CORRECTIONAL COUNSELOR

  • Interviews newly admitted residents, obtains and reviews all pertinent records and reports including probationary reports, criminal records and information concerning family, education, employment, health and other personal matters; assesses personal individual needs, capacities, educational level, family circumstances, behavioral problems and aspirations

  • Maintains caseloads of residents, some with unusual or severe personal, vocational or behavioral problems; conducts extensive evaluations of individual's progress and adjustment toward personal problems, family, work and correctional environment; provides counseling and guidance services requiring close and prolonged observation and adaptation of advanced counseling techniques

  • Corresponds and visits with past and prospective employers, lawyers, friends and/or relatives to obtain information which is utilized in planning and implementing specific goals and objectives

  • Consults with other professional staff members in structuring rehabilitative services and activities for individuals with strong counseling and guidance needs; develops treatment plans that require special emphasis and change to increase the possibility of reaching a desired level of adjustment and orientation

  • Participates in disciplinary, classification, and pre-parole classification committee meetings involving assigned residents; reviews misconduct reports and determines in conjunction with review committee the extent of punishment, such as reprimand, isolation or segregation; as a member of committee recommends individuals for release based on behavior, attitude and related factors; insures that all institutional policies in regard to committee functions are followed relative to individual rights, appeals, notification of hearings and explanations relative to committee findings

  • Conducts primary treatment for substance addiction from intake and assessment through discharge planning

  • Participates in the training and development of undergraduate and graduate students from Schools of Social Work in assigned program areas

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Experience equal to four years of full-time work providing individual and group guidance and related counseling services in the areas of social, behavioral, educational, vocational and related program planning;

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an equivalent combination of experience and education substituting thirty semester hours (or the equivalent) of post high school coursework for each year of the required work experience to a maximum substitution of four years.

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Please read all questions and answers thoroughly and make sure you understand them completely.Ensure the answers to your questions match the information filled out on your application and the attachments you have uploaded. If the answers to your questions are inconsistent with your application information or uploaded attachments, you will be given zero points for the question.Knowingly misrepresenting the facts when submitting any information related to an application, examination, certification, appeal, or any other facet of the selection process will result in your disqualification from this application and future employment with the state of Iowa.

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Have you filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq?

  • No - I have NOT filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq

  • Yes - I HAVE filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq

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86419MQ-How many years do you have of full time experience providing individual and group guidance and related counseling services in the areas of social, behavioral, educational, vocational and related program planning?

  • I do not have any of the applicable experience

  • Two years or less of the applicable experience

  • Two years to less than four years of the applicable experience

  • Four years or more of the applicable experience

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86419MQ-How many years do you have of COMBINED post high school education AND/OR experience in full time work providing individual and group guidance and related counseling services in the areas of social, behavioral, educational, vocational and related program planning? 30 semester hours of post high school education equals one year of experience.

  • I do not have any of the education and/or experience

  • Two years or less of the combined education and/or experience

  • Two to less than four years of the combined education and/or experience

  • Four years or more of the combined education and/or experience

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State of Iowa

Agency

252 Corrections - Fort Dodge Correctional Facility

Address

1550 L StFort Dodge, Iowa, 50501

Website

https://doc.iowa.gov/about-us/about-institutions/fort-dodge-correctional-facility

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