POSITION: Work Release Coordinator
DEPARTMENT: Community Corrections/Work Release
SALARY: $44,214.00 annually
STARTING/ SHIFT: To be arranged
Supervises and directs assigned personnel, including assisting in interviewing applicants and making hiring recommendations, planning/making work assignments, assisting with evaluating performance and maintaining discipline. Enforces Department regulations, including, but not limited to, ensuring proper completion of drug and alcohol assessments on participants and disciplining, and/or removing program participants as needed. Maintains communication with employers through program participants, including contacting employers regarding potential workers and explaining rules and procedures as needed. Reviews program procedures with new participants. Reviews and maintains Work Release Program goals, policies, and procedures, ensuring compliance with Department regulations and policies through Quality Assurance practices. Performs bookkeeping duties and prepares and submits statistical and various reports as needed. Maintains various records as needed. Remains up-to-date on current Best Practices in the field of Corrections and utilizing Evidence Based Practices in daily operations. Testifies in court on criminal or civil cases and concerning Tippecanoe County Community Corrections, as required by order of court, following established Departmental policies and procedures. Reviews legal papers and court orders related to program participants. Serves on 24-hour call. Performs other duties as assigned.
High school diploma or GED. Baccalaureate Degree in related area, or equivalent combination of education and work experience preferred. Must be at least 18 years of age. Thorough knowledge of and ability to make practical application of acceptable counseling principles and practices. Working knowledge of standard English grammar, spelling and punctuation, general math and bookkeeping, and ability to effectively prepare and complete all required forms and reports within established Department deadlines. Ability to supervise and direct assigned personnel, including interviewing applicants and making hiring recommendations, planning/making work assignments, providing training and corrective instruction, evaluating performance, and maintaining discipline. Ability to effectively perform essential duties of the position, including, but not limited to, walking and standing for extended periods of time, and physically restraining detainees during emergency situations. Ability to properly use and maintain all office equipment, including computer, telephone, typewriter, fax machine, copier, and vehicle. Ability to work alone with minimum supervision and work on several tasks at the same time, often under time pressure. Ability to effectively communicate with co-workers, other County departments, law enforcement personnel, inmates, and the public, including being sensitive to professional ethics, gender, cultural diversities and disabilities. Ability to provide public access to or maintain confidentiality of department information and records according to State requirements. Ability to comply with all employer and department policies and work rules, including, but not limited to, attendance, safety, drug-free workplace, and personal conduct. Ability to understand, memorize, retain, and carry out written or oral instructions and present findings in oral or written form. Ability to serve on 24-hour call and respond swiftly, rationally and decisively to emergency situations. Ability to works extended, weekend, and evening hours, and travel out of town, sometimes overnight. Possession of a valid driver’s license and demonstrated safe driving record.
Apply by: August 3, 2017
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Work Release Coordinator – Tippecanoe County Government – Lafayette, IN