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Corrections Officer - Home Based Services

Date: Jun 17, 2022

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  Corrections 

Pay:  $19.34 per hour | This position may be eligible for a sign on bonus of $1,500 after 60 days of employment if selected applicant meets all policy conditions.  

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM  

 

Monitors client activities within the program and models prosocial attitudes, beliefs, values and behaviors.  Assists in providing supervision and client management with clients under correctional supervision within the Department of Corrections. Ensures access to Home Based Services (HBS) and support to Spanish speaking clients and families.

 

  • Client Management - Performs field visits to verify compliance to court-ordered conditions and/or program rules. Serves as liaison to Hispanic population within the program to ensure Hispanic families have access to services and resources; interprets for Spanish speaking families as needed. May transport clients to and from school, court and other activities; engages in liaison and other communication necessary to monitor activities of clients in the community. Assists in the admission and release of clients, particularly for Spanish speaking families. Conducts office visits and/or court appearances to fill in for ISOs.
     
  • Client Supervision – Assists in providing client supervision. Monitors and documents client behaviors, activities, associates, compliance with curfew and/or HBS conditions, and attendance at required activities. Reviews reports and other communications to maintain awareness of activities of clients. Arranges and assists clients in completing community service work, practicing interviews, completing applications and other planned activities. May initiate consequences when clients violate rules; supervises the application of consequences; investigates incidents; recognizes positive behaviors and acknowledges with incentives. Assists in explaining applicable laws, regulations and standards of behavior to clients to elicit acceptable client behavior. Performs alcohol and drug screening on clients through urinalysis testing. Manages the shipping and packing of specimens.Checks external information systems for client arrests and/or police contacts; school attendance, behavior and grades; urinalysis results; and, electronic monitoring violations. Enters data into the eCorrections information management system and communicates with ISOs.
     
  • Administrative Tasks - Tracks and distributes information regarding the program’s services, activities and operations including electronic monitoring and updates route list. Translates and updates program policies and forms from English to Spanish. Attends meetings and scheduled trainings.  

 

Minimum Qualifications: Must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age. Minimum of three (3) earned college credits in adolescent development, psychology, criminal justice or a related subject. Transcript verifying education credits is required. Bilingual preferred (Spanish/English). Per Sedgwick County policy, this is a driving level position that requires a valid Kansas driver’s license without restrictions and current proof of automobile insurance. Must possess first aid, CPR and physical restraint certification or the ability to acquire within initial period of employment. Pass legal background check, Child and Adult Abuse & Neglect Central Registry checks, KCJIS Security Policy (fingerprint) check, and pre-employment screen for alcohol and drugs. Must also meet the required conditions contained in KSA 65-516 and KAR 28-4-356.

 

Preferred Qualifications: Associate of Arts (AA) degree with related course work in criminal justice, psychology, sociology or related field. Transcript verifying education credits is required. Two years of experience working with youth and families. Professional references are required to verify the related work experience.

 

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Human Resources by phone at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Do not use this phone number for employment questions. This number is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.


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