PRISON TREATMENT SPECIALIST I Job at Dauphin County Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA

  • Dauphin County Pennsylvania
  • Harrisburg, PA

Job Description

Job Description

Our starting pay and step increases are already among the best among our peers - and getting even better. But we also want you to build a career with us. That's why we offer the highest career pay rates of similar correctional facilities in our region.

READY TO SERVE? Apply today to be our next Treatment Specialist I.
The Treatment Specialist I provides casework and counseling services to incarcerated individuals at Dauphin County Prison. He/she may work collaboratively with a Treatment Specialist II, whose duties he/she may appropriate or share as necessary or as directed by proper authority, and reports to the Director of Unit Management or Deputy Warden of Treatment. This is a union position.

Never worked in a prison before? We've got you covered. At Dauphin County Prison, we offer education and on-the-job training to ensure you are successful. This includes a 2-week post-employment orientation, including instruction by senior Treatment staff and peers.

The Treatment Specialist I interviews incarcerated individuals on-block, identifying and recording presenting problems and evident needs (including, but not limited to, physical or mental infirmities, familial or legal concerns, and general adjustment to Prison living) in order to make appropriate referrals. In addition, the Treatment Specialist I completes the initial classification of newly incarcerated individuals and re-classification of currently incarcerated individuals in accordance with established procedures and/or as the Director of Unit Management directs. The Treatment Specialist I completes cell changes daily, in accordance with established procedure; updates population board; prepares/updates Move Lists, as assigned; assists in orientation (including facilitation of orientation groups); coordinates the movement of incarcerated individuals with Shift Commander or designee; ensures incarcerated individuals' and attorneys' mutual access; completes validated risk assessments; documents contact with inmates in Offender Management System; completes referrals for alcohol and drug treatment and coordinates phone contact with partnering agencies.

Dauphin County Prison's mission is to professionally and proudly serve to improve our community of staff, inmates and the public. We are committed to upholding our core values: Professionalism, Transparency, Compassion, Excellence and Pride.

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Minimum Education, Experience, and Training Requirements

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in social sciences, psychology, education, or a related field; counseling experience preferred.

Other Requirements

The qualified candidate must be at least 21 years of age by the date of hire. Following hire, successful completion and maintenance of accreditation/certification in First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, and use of automatic external defibrillator (AED). A favorable criminal background check is required.

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