Monday , January 30 2023

Ms State Jobs Openings – CORR-Pre-Release Counselor

Website State of Mississippi

Job Description:

This is professional work which involves occupational and vocational counseling of offenders in a correctional facility. Incumbent counsels offenders to determine their occupational goals; prepares social histories; assists offenders in the preparation of resumes; and formulates a plan to enable the offenders to be successful upon release. Incumbent exercises independent judgment in handling all types of vocational counseling problems. Work also involves individual and group counseling and the preparation of special reports on offenders. General supervision is received from the Pre-Release Director or his/her designee. Supervision may be exercised over subordinate employees.


Job Responsibilities:

Conducts statewide job development via telephone and on-site visits.

Interviews offenders to determine their employment, residence, financial needs, and other essential needs to be successful when released.

Compiles social and employment histories of offenders which reflect the nature and extent of criminality, current and perspective social problems, and opportunities for entering the work force.

Formulates individual programs for offenders which address appropriate occupational goals and needs.

Conducts intensive individual and group counseling for offenders.

Assists offenders in developing problem-solving techniques and tolerance of ongoing problems.

Job Requirements: 

These minimum qualifications have been agreed upon by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in this job class and are based upon a job analysis and the essential functions. However, if a candidate believes he/she is qualified for the job although he/she does not have the minimum qualifications set forth below, he/she may request special consideration through substitution of related education and experience, demonstrating the ability to perform the essential functions of the position. Any request to substitute related education or experience for minimum qualifications must be addressed to the Mississippi State Personnel Board in writing, identifying the related education and experience which demonstrates the candidate’s ability to perform all essential functions of the position.

Job Details:

Company: State of Mississippi

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Hattiesburg, MS, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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