Devoted Correctional Counselor with strengths in inmate behavior modification techniques, data management, and case research. Safety-oriented with more than 17 years of experience working in Corrections and Parole. Hardworking and understanding with incredible verbal de-escalation abilities. Resourceful team player, seeking to take the next step into a supervisory role to help Correctional Counselor's under my supervision as well as other staff and Inmates to address issues involved with the classification process.
Duties required of a CCII Specialist assigned to the Psychiatric Services Unit (PSU) and Long Term Restricted Housing Unit (LTRH). These duties include; Reviewing all case factors and preparing cases for classification hearings, scheduling and conducting ICC as the Classification Recorder. Attend and participate during Interdisciplinary Treatment Team (IDTT) committees and prepare and record Vitek Hearings. Duties also include responding to inmate grievance appeals and responding to Inmate request for interviews as well as working with custody and mental health staff to provide information/clarification regarding classification issues.
Provided public safety, while managing and supervising a caseload of Parolees, by helping them reintegrate into society. I connect them with community resources to help them address their criminogenic needs and be successful members of the communities in which they reside. Conduct initial/comprehensive interviews with parolees upon their release to parole supervision. Conduct visits at the parolee's homes as well as in the field such as at their location of employment. Communicate with parolee's family, and friends to obtain significant collateral contacts. Communicate with community resources that offer assistance to parolees to help address issues that a parolee has upon being released from prison/jail. Working along side other parole agents and law enforcement agencies to assist in plan operations and conducting arrests. Conduct plainview, cursory, comprehensive searches of parolee's, including; their person, property and residence. Utilize the Parole Violation Disposition Tracking System (PVDTS) to file violation reports and petitions for revocation. Through PVDTS I utilized the resources that are available to parolees to help address their criminogenic needs and provide help with treatment referrals. Communicate with Behavioral Health Reintegration (BHR) Clinician's and Psychiatric Doctors to help address parolees mental health. Conduct case conference reviews and provide information/documentation to supervising agents regarding parolees.
I worked as a Correctional Counselor I with a Caseload of Level IV General Population Inmates. I interviewed inmates and reviewed inmate files to prepare annual and initial reviews, processed Lev IV 270 and Lev III transfers, marriage packets/family visiting applications, trust withdrawals, Updating Notification forms, PREA Screening forms, Criminal and Arrest History, Review/Update enemy information, Review inmates for ACP/LTOP/REENTRY, Review, Mark, Comment on and write 128b's and Confidential Memo's, Reclassification scoresheets/corrections, Admin Determinant reviews/VIO reviews/R Suffix, Communicate with Inmate family members, law enforcement agencies, parole agents. I've also worked as an appeal screener to process and categorize appeals using The Inmate Appeals Tracking System (IATS). I attended Classification Training for CCI's in the area's of Admissions, History, Casework, Higher Custody and Classification. I was also assigned a caseload of Inmates in the Enhanced Outpatient Program (EOP), as well as MHCB with Inmates in ACUTE level of care. I prepared Initial and Annual Reviews and brought Inmates to Committee and presented their cases to the Quorum of Committee members. I participated as a member of the Mental Health Treatment Team and presented necessary information regarding inmates at Interdisciplinary Treatment Team (IDTT) committees on a regular basis. I worked side by side with other CCI's and CCII's to learn and progress in the classification.
Perform duties as necessary to maintain the safety and security of the Institution, including staff, inmates and the public. Respond to alarms and control incidents in a safe and efficient manner with minimal reliance on the use of force. Supervise Inmaes and provide instruction when necessary. Conduct inventory checks and maintain key and tool control. Conduct counts, to include; positive, negative, emergency etc. Stand watch on armed posts and maintain visual surveillance while watching for any disturbance or illegal activity. Read and understand post orders and other written materials pertaining to the job. Write various reports, including; 837 incident reports, 115 RVR's, memoranda, 128's etc. Conduct investigations as a fact finder for the Senior Hearing Officer in regards to incidents and rules violations. Provide staff assistance to inmates, ensuring they understand charges brought against them. Conduct searches of Inmates and their cells for contraband. Examine incoming and outgoing mail. Effectively communicate with staff and inmates. Have the ability to listen and learn as well as effectively make decisions to ensure a safe working environment for everyone. As of 5/20/17, I was assigned as the acting Correctional Counselor I in The CSP-SAC Inmate Appeals Office. I was an appeal screener working under the direction of CSP-SAC Appeals Coordinator C. Burnett.
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