Casework Counselor -

Virginia Coffeewood Correctional Center
Full time Full day
$37,042 - $57,786 / year
Culpeper, VA








Provide comprehensive case management services by ensuring all relevant classification paperwork is timely, accurate and complete. Ensure supervisees are appropriately employed during their incarceration. The position focuses on supervisees release planning and performing case management/counseling for adult supervisees, which includes classification. Promotes the development of self and staff through providing training. Acts as a role model by providing guidance/direction for offenders in a correctional facility, which enhances facility security and promotes long-term pro-social behaviors






Minimum Qualifications


High school diploma or equivalent. Experience in counseling, rehabilitation, or casework management. Working knowledge of principles and practices of counseling, of casework and treatment methods, of behavior modification, various intervention techniques and offender restoration rehabilitation. Experience in facilitating rehabilitative programs. Experience preparing reports. Experienced to counsel and interact with offenders to develop, implement, and follow through on treatment plans and to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing






Preferred Qualifications


Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Social Services, Counseling, Criminal Justice or other areas related to human services; an equivalent combination of training and experience may substitute for education. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, and Excel). Previous experience working in adult counseling or corrections

Preferred certification in a specialized area, i.e., CSAC, CSOTP or be sought. Prefer knowledge of evidence based practices and experience facilitating staff and offender programs

Spanish speaking applicants are encouraged to apply






Special Requirements


All applicants are subject to a background investigation and those applying to a designated safety sensitive position are subject to a pre-employment drug screen



The investigation may include: fingerprint checks (State Police, FBI); local agency checks; employment verification; verification of education (relevant to employment); credit checks; and other checks requested by the hiring authority






Special Instructions to Applicants


Application and/or résumé for this position must be submitted electronically by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date through the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Job Board/Recruitment Management System (
RMS
). Mailed, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered applications and/or résumés will not be accepted.




The decision to interview an applicant is based solely on the information received for this position from either the electronic application and/or résumé.




RMS
provides a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your
RMS
account to check the status of your application for this position.




This is a tobacco free facility. Use of all tobacco products is prohibited on site at all times.




Applicants who possess an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) or a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under the Department of Human Resources Management (
DHRM
) Policy 1.30 Layoff (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only),
MUST
attach these forms when submitting their state application and/or résumé.




The Virginia Department of Corrections is an
EEO
employer. Reasonable accommodations are available upon request.




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