Adult Corrections

Adult Corrections

Inmate Program Coordinator

Mental Health Professional I

Opened until filled

 

To apply for this position: 

Please submit Application & Resume to
NORCOR ADMINISTRATION
201 Webber Street
The Dalles OR 97058
(LINK TO APPLICATION IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE)  

 

Annual Salary    58,300.00 -74,540.16   

(Benefits- 6% Employee PERS - 100% Employee only Medical, Dental and Vision all covered by Employer)

POSITION TITLE

Inmate Program Coordinator Mental Health Professional I

FLSA: Exempt

REPORTING TO

Mental Health Professional II and Jail Commander

POSITION SUMMARY   

Under direction, to provide comprehensive mental health treatment as part of a multi-disciplinary team; assess family, cultural, social and work relationships; conduct mental status examinations; identify current DSM diagnoses; write and supervise the implementation of an Offender Management Plans (OMP); provide individual, family and/or group therapy within scope of training; and, other related work as required.

This is the entry/journey level in the Qualified Mental Health Professional series. Incumbents perform a full range of duties with only occasional instruction or assistance. Responsibilities cover a full range of complex professional tasks. Employees are expected to work in an independent and professional manner and possess a significant level of specialized and functional expertise. This classification requires that employee exercise independent judgment in performance of duties and work within broad procedural framework. Employees may review the work of other employees or subcontractors.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Completes comprehensive mental health assessment.
  • Develops and/or coordinate client Offender Management Plans; as appropriate, makes referrals to other services or community agencies to meet client need.
  • Provides specialized individual, family and/or group counseling and therapy, education, outreach and support to clients and families as necessary.
  • Provides consultation, education, information and resource advocacy to agencies in the community which routinely come in contact with clients; maintains liaison with key community agencies that serve people with mental illness.
  • Prepares and maintains required records, progress notes and files; prepares reports as needed
  • Assists with program planning activities, designing program services and coordinating activities with assigned staff.
  • Maintains knowledge of current research, trends and practices applicable to assigned program by attending classes, conferences and workshops as appropriate.
  • Serves on committees; performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
  • Adheres to County and departmental policies and procedures as well as safe work practices, policies and procedures.
  • Develops and maintains effective working relationships with other staff, public officials, the general public and representatives of other agencies.
  • Attends and participates in required trainings.
  • Has regular and reliable attendance.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Maintains knowledge of current research, trends and practices applicable to assigned program by attending classes, conferences and workshops as appropriate

Qualifications             

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

Requires knowledge of the techniques and procedures used in evaluating, modifying and motivating human behavior; case management methods; rules, laws, regulations and ethics of mental health services and treatment; and community services and resources. Ability to assess status of individuals and families for services and needs; write concise and accurate progress notes and reports; coordinate treatment plan; provide individual and group counseling; maintain confidentiality; participate as an active member of a cohesive work groups; work independently and as a team member; exercise initiative, tact and good judgment in dealing with people from various backgrounds; provide support and guidance to clients and family members; handle multi-task situations well; maintain records with accuracy and confidentiality; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; communicate effectively and sensitively with patients; respond professionally and responsibly in crisis, emergency or dangerous situations.

EDUCATION    

A Master’s Degree in psychology, social work, or related behavioral science field

Employee must have a valid Oregon driver’s license with an acceptable driving record. And maintain License as a clinician in Oregon. Must currently possess an LCSW or obtain within 6 months from date of hire.

ABILITIES 

  • Requires the ability to carry out the full scope of the position. 
  • Exercise sound judgment when acting in routine situations.
  • Must be detail-oriented and have the ability to see the big picture, be flexible and responsive.
  • Integrity and discretion are essential. This is a highly confidential position.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Ability to work in an office environment; to coordinate hands and feet in performing simple movements, such as bending, reaching and grasping; to exert physical effort in sedentary to light work involving moving from one area of the facility to another, reaching, kneeling, climbing of stairs and standing for extended periods of time. Requires sufficient strength and coordination for lifting, pushing, pulling and/or carrying the weight of equipment as well as sufficient hand/eye coordination to perform semi-skilled repetitive movements such as operating office equipment. Requires the ability to operate a motor vehicle. Sensory requirements include sound, odor and visual perception and discrimination, as well as oral communications ability.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Jail and Detention facilities are unique by nature. Communications may be by electronic means, requiring visual and audio queues and codes. The noise level in the work place is usually moderate but is unpredictable, and can escalate to a loud level of abusive verbal sounds and terminology.

The level of security is usually secure, but there could be situations where the safety of the employee could be compromised, or the potential of a hostage or threatening situation may be present

There may also be the presence of various potentially contagious bacteria or viruses as well as the possibility of blood borne pathogens.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This classification description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of duties, knowledge,

skills, abilities, or requirements, as any one position in this classification may be assigned some or all of these duties, in addition to other duties not explicitly listed here. The various duties, responsibilities and/or assignments of this position may be unevenly balanced and change from time to time based upon matters such as, but not limited to, variations in the shift, work demands, seasons, service levels and management’s decisions on how to best allocate department resources. Any shift, emphasis or rebalancing of these assigned duties, responsibilities and/or assignments does not constitute a change in the job classification.


CORRECTIONS TECHNICIAN

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

To apply for this position: 
Please submit application & Resume to:
NORCOR Administration
201 Webber Street
The Dalles, OR 97058 (The application is at the bottom of this page)

Job description 

FLSA: Union – Non-Exempt

Salary: $33,985.28 to $46,709.90

POSITION SUMMARY   

The position works under general supervision to perform a variety of administrative and technical support services in an assigned area within NORCOR.  Assigned areas may include the control center, booking and/or the admin office. Responsibilities include, operating controls, visual monitoring of inmates, processing correspondence, entering data and records into computerized database systems, and monitoring the activities of corrections staff. Other duties include maintaining and compiling various records and reports for management staff in NORCOR. 

This is an entry-level support position performing technical work that requires the application of basic knowledge of the criminal justice system.  While the work is generally routine, it may be performed in stressful situations.  The incumbent's specific tasks are governed by established rules and regulations, policies and procedures, statutes, and adequacy of judgment.  Errors in judgment may have significant impact on personal and public safety.  This is a non-sworn position with NORCOR. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Operates and controls security doors inside and outside the jail facility.  Monitors safety and security equipment including alarms and camera monitors. Operates radio, telephone, and intercom to communicate with staff, visitors, and inmates.  Coordinates, documents, and announces inmate activities.  
 
Monitors the activity of corrections staff to maintain safety and security and calls for back up when appropriate. Uses operational procedures and emergency checklists to contact and dispatch personnel for activated alarms or in emergency situations.  
 
Monitors, inspects, and keeps inventory of staff equipment such as keys, radios and emergency equipment.  Ensures that equipment is in good repair and functional. 

Creates and maintains electronic and paper records. Reviews and certifies that reports, warrants and orders are valid and complete. Uses computer software to retrieve criminal records and update booking records to reflect changes.      
 
Updates and maintains logs, criminal files, database records, and other records with accuracy and handles information with confidentiality.  Prepares written reports, as requested, or as required by policy and procedure. 

Communicates to law enforcement officers about inmate custody issues using Law Enforcement Data System (LEDS), radio, or telephone.   Responds to inquiries from other agencies and the public.  Verifies and admits people to secure areas of the jail.  Coordinates the flow of inmates with other corrections staff through the intake and release process.  
 

Maintains, updates, and files documents in accordance with policies and procedures.  
  
Acts as a back up to support staff in performing their duties.
 
May be required to testify in court proceedings.
 
Performs related duties as assigned. 

Qualifications             

Working knowledge of administrative procedures; English grammar and composition; record keeping procedures and methods; and modern office procedures, computer equipment, and database systems.  Sufficient human relations skills to communicate with inmates and the public to resolve issues. Knowledge and ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively and to determine the proper course of action.  Skill to research and effectively utilize specialized databases. 
 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

Must be able to work a structured schedule consisting of 8, 10 or 12 hour rotating shifts, which includes nights, weekends, and holidays.
 
Ability to obtain and maintain LEDS Certification.
 
Criminal Record: Must be free of convictions of crime other than a minor traffic violation. Dishonorable or undesirable discharge from the military is cause for disqualification.
 
Final candidate will be required to pass a thorough background investigation, psychological evaluation and a drug screen prior to appointment.
 
First Aid and CPR certifications preferred. 
 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE PREFERRED                          

High School graduate or GED equivalent and two years' experience working with the public.

ABILITIES 

Requires the ability to carry out the full scope of the position; follow instructions; comprehend policies and procedures; coordinate tasks with co-workers and prioritize a full work schedule. Must be able to enter access and interpret data in various computer databases; exercise sound judgment when acting in routine situations; work independently with minimal supervision; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; complete accurate and concise reports/records; and to use necessary equipment such as cameras, telephones, control and intercom systems, simultaneously while observing inmates' movement and activity. Must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals, members of the public, and co-workers from diverse groups and backgrounds.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

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.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls.The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Jail and Detention facilities are unique by nature. Communications may be by electronic means, requiring visual and audio queues and codes. The noise level in the work place is usually moderate but is unpredictable, and can escalate to a loud level of abusive verbal sounds and terminology.

The level of security is usually secure, but there could be situations where the safety of the employee could be compromised, or the potential of a hostage or threatening situation may be present

There may also be the presence of various potentially contagious bacteria or viruses as well as the possibility of blood borne pathogens.

 

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