- Corrections Case Manager III
- What will I be doing?
- Do I qualify?
- Can I be successful?
- How do I apply?
This is senior-level professional and/or supervisory case management work in the Missouri Department of Corrections, Division of Adult Institutions.
Supervises lower-level Corrections Case Managers and other staff in a unit.
Performs work in a specialized unit/area for offenders with special needs, or in coordinating the placement and transfer of offenders.
Participates in the recruitment of new Corrections Case Managers and conducts in-service training for professional staff.
Serves as a lead worker on a classification team; evaluate the offenders’ institutional adjustment attitude toward society and release plans; prepares Transition Accountability Plans (TAPS); and makes recommendations/adjustments relative to job assignments, facility transfers, and disciplinary actions.
Secures, verifies, and evaluates information from incarcerated adult offenders concerning their home life, family relationships, work history, and pertinent personal and social factors; recommends, from the case management viewpoint, the procedures best suited for the offender's treatment and rehabilitation.
Assesses classification status and prepares analysis for program eligibility determinations using Adult Internal Classification System (AICS), Reclassification Analysis (RCA), and Initial Classification Analysis (ICA) instruments.
Prepares periodic progress reports on each assigned offender as to behavior, adjustment, and rehabilitation; reviews case records of lower-level Corrections Case Managers.
Acts as grievance officer; processes and responds to Informal Resolution Requests (IRR’s); and holds disciplinary hearings on conduct violations.
Processes offenders by completing initial file review and protective custody assessment; enters enemy waivers and maintains enemy lists.
Maintains open-door office policy; handles offenders’ laundry, property, and financial concerns as well as mail and censorship notices; and notifies offenders of the critical illness/death of immediate family members.
Participates and implements the vocational, educational, and social adjustment planning for all assigned offenders; facilitates offender programs.
Prepares special and routine reports and coordinates program activities with shared stakeholders.
Provides pre-release counseling; researches and identifies community resources and services prior to processing offenders for release.
Exercises considerable discretion and independence in the performance of responsibilities within established policies and procedures; receives general administrative direction.
Performs other related work duties as assigned.
(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility. Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement; no other substitutions will be permitted. These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)
One or more years of experience as a Corrections Case Manager II with the Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System.
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; and,
Two or more years of professional experience in corrections case management, or adult probation and parole case management, of which one or more years must have been within an adult correctional facility.
(24 or more earned graduate credit hours from an accredited college or university in Criminal Justice, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, or related fields may substitute for the required general experience.)
(Experience as a Corrections Officer with the Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System, or work experience in substance abuse counseling or juvenile or social case management, may substitute on a year-for-year basis for a MAXIMUM of two years of the required college education.)
Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.
Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?
Comprehensive knowledge of the general methods of social casework and job placement as applied to corrections case management.
Comprehensive knowledge of the methods of obtaining reliable social and personal information and the development of classification files.
Comprehensive knowledge of human behavior, attitudes, and motivation, and its applicability in the rehabilitation of criminal offenders.
Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and procedures of offender classification in adult correctional facilities.
Comprehensive knowledge of the general techniques of communicating with and advising offenders.
Comprehensive knowledge of the methods used in the supervision of offenders.
Comprehensive knowledge of the causes of crime and related issues of substance abuse and mental illness.
Introductory knowledge of supervisory principles and techniques.
Ability to direct the activities of lower-level Corrections Case Managers.
Ability to conduct effective interviews with hostile or reluctant individuals.
Ability to prepare accurate and complete classification files and reports.
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, offenders, outside agencies, and the general public.
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