CORRECTIONAL UNIT ASSISTANT, I24
Positions within this job family are assigned responsibilities involving providing direct services to an assigned inmate case load; conducts group and individual counseling activities using models provided by the department.
Level I: Code: I24A Salary Band: H
The Correctional Unit Assistant job family consists of only one level and incumbents are responsible for performing all essential functions associated with assigned position in providing information and guidance to an assigned offender case load.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required include knowledge of the habits, attitudes and general behavior of persons incarcerated; of the principles and techniques of counseling; of the use and care of firearms; and of the practices and procedures in common use at modern correctional institutions. Ability is required to quickly evaluate a situation and adopt an effective course of action; to interview and counsel; to interact with incarcerated persons to elicit their confidence, respect and responsible behavior; to communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing; to follow oral and written instructions; give and enforce orders with fairness, tact and impartiality; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
Education and Experience requirements consist of two years of experience in a correctional facility in a position which requires direct and routine contact with inmates.
Applicants must be willing and able to fulfill all job-related travel normally associated with this position and, during the probationary period, all employees must satisfactorily complete a training program prescribed and approved by the Department of Corrections.