Full-Time Employment Counselor
POSITION: Employment Counselor
DEPARTMENT: Sheriff – Corrections
SALARY: $16.17 – $24.93/Hour (Salary negotiable depending on qualifications/experience)
OPEN: April 5, 2017
CLOSES: April 21, 2017
JOB SUMMARY: Under general guidance and direction from an administrative officer, performs employment, education and social counseling to inmates housed in the Davis County Jail.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES (Any one position does not include all of the duties listed; nor do the listed examples include all duties which may be found in positions of this class). Performs tasks in developing and evaluating information relative to inmates’ release and transition into the community. Teaches job skills classes, resume writing, interviewing, preparing for job interviews, etc. Works closely with local employers to create job opportunities for released inmates. Uses labor market information in assisting inmates find gainful employment. Counsels inmates on matters such as personal finances, employment, marital situations, education, and other social factors. Facilitates self-improvement and therapy groups for inmates. Conducts pre-release planning with inmates regarding housing, food, and clothing. Develops and maintains individualized employment and education plans for inmates. Gathers data/records and uses appropriate assessment instruments to evaluate inmates’ needs and define goals. Recommends intervention steps that addresses employment and education barriers and complements objectives that facilitate inmates’ successful transition into the workforce. Provides effective service coordination and appropriate advocacy services. Maintains reports such as monthly case notes, incident reports, time intervention sheets, behavior data or summary sheets. Establishes program performance goals; prepares and presents monthly progress reports for administration and makes recommendations for improved services. Implements motivational and behavioral management methods and techniques. Performs other related duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, sociology, social work, education or a closely related field, plus two (2) years of social, educational/vocational or employment counseling experience. Preference given for experience teaching secondary or adult education.
SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS: Must pass the Davis County Sheriff’s Office background investigation. Employees driving a personal or a County vehicle for job related travel must possess a valid driver license and must operate a motor vehicle in a safe manner; new employees with an out-of-state license must obtain a valid Utah Driver License within sixty (60) days of hire date (exceptions for military personnel and their dependents). Employees driving a personal vehicle while on county business must maintain the minimum vehicle liability insurance as specified in the Utah Code.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Davis County is a drug-free workplace. All successful applicants for positions in the County must successfully pass a drug screen prior to employment. Copy of official college transcripts and Sheriff’s Office supplemental questionnaire required with application.