This is professional work involving the counseling of inmates at a correctional facility. The incumbent interviews inmates to determine their proper classifications, prepares social histories, formulates individual treatment programs, and places inmates in appropriate housing. The work includes individual and group counseling and the preparation of special project reports on inmates. General supervision is received from an administrative superior.Examples of Work
Examples of work performed in this classification include, but are not limited to, the following:
Interviews new inmates to determine appropriate classifications to recommend unit assignment, job assignment, school program, and mental health services.
Formulates individual programs for inmates which address appropriate treatment goals and needs and evaluates programs as they develop; modifies treatment as needed.
Places inmates in appropriate housing units based on classification criteria.
Acts as liaison between offenders and other entities within the agency.
Conducts one-on-one and group contacts with inmates and assists inmates in developing better problem solving techniques and tolerance of ongoing problems.
Compiles social histories of inmates, which reflect the nature and extent of criminality, current and prospective social problems, developmental history, and causative factors.
Compiles special progress reports on inmates being considered for parole, supervised earned release, work release, or transfer and makes the appropriate recommendations for the consideration requests.
Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.Minimum Qualifications
These minimum qualifications have been agreed upon by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in this job class and are based upon a job analysis and the essential functions. However, if a candidate believes he/she is qualified for the job although he/she does not have the minimum qualifications set forth below, he/she may request special consideration through substitution of related education and experience, demonstrating the ability to perform the essential functions of the position. Any request to substitute related education or experience for minimum qualifications must be addressed to the Mississippi State Personnel Board in writing, identifying the related education and experience which demonstrates the candidate's ability to perform all essential functions of the position.
A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university;
One (1) year of experience related to the described duties.
Graduation from a standard four-year high school or equivalent (GED or High School Equivalency Diploma);
Five (5) years of experience related to the described duties.
Graduation from a standard four-year high school or equivalent (GED or High School Equivalency Diploma), related education, and related experience may be substituted on an equal basis.Essential Functions
Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring agency. The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Maintains contacts with inmates for various interviews and programs.
2. Conducts interface and group contact sessions.
3. Prepares and processes forms and reports.
Many state agencies provide opportunities for their employees to achieve higher education through tuition reimbursement.Common programs include medical and nursing fields, accounting, and business/administrative fields.
- GED or High School Equivalency Diploma / High School Diploma
- 30 semester hours
- Associate's Degree/60 semester hours
- 90 semester hours
- Bachelor's Degree
- Master's Degree
- Specialist Degree
- Doctorate Degree
- No experience
- 1 year of experience
- 2 years of experience
- 3 years of experience
- 4 years of experience
- 5 years of experience
- 6 years of experience
- 7 years of experience
- 8 years of experience
- 9 years of experience
- 10 years of experience
- More than 10 years
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