Correctional Counselor Trainee resume example with 9+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,

Accommodating Correctional Counselor with strengths in inmate behavior modification techniques, data management, and case research. Safety-oriented with more than seven years of experience working in medium and maximum-security facilities. Hardworking and understanding with incredible verbal de-escalation abilities.

  • Data management familiarity
  • Mental health disorders knowledge
  • Crisis intervention therapy
  • Inmate behavior modification tactics
  • Ability to write reports
  • Research/due diligence
  • Community service programs
  • Firearm Basic Training
  • Urinalysis testing
  • Corrections experience
08/2020 to Current Correctional Counselor Trainee Blue Earth County | Mankato, MN,

Perform a full range of casework and counseling functions for an assigned group of offenders; co-ordinates offender rehabilitation program within the facility; periodically checks offender progress and recommends changes; provides intensive counseling; maintaining inmate files; prepare community release packages; perform inmate classification duties in accordance with agency policy; act as liaison with facility staff; perform initial PREA intake, along with reassessment; may physically restrain inmates, quell disturbances and otherwise assist security forces in emergencies; maybe required to collect urine samples and/or conduct on-site urinalysis to determine offender drug/alcohol usage; perform related duties as required. I also helped to facilitate the daily orientation of new incoming inmates, focusing mainly on the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) aspect of orientation. When necessary I would facilitate the whole of orientation, along with PREA.

12/2013 to 08/2020 Correctional Officer Normandale Community College | Bloomington, MN,

My duties were different depending on the unit or position to which I have been assigned. If I had been assigned as a unit officer I was responsible for supervising the daily operations of the unit. This would include the supervision of daily meals and recreation time, routine tours of the unit to ensure safety and security of both the facility and inmate population, assisting in the supervision of medication distribution to the population, ensure that inmate receive everything afforded to them (for example: bed linens, clothing and toiletries), answering questions that inmates may have, unit counts at designated times of day, supervising unit cleanup and maintaining the cleanliness of the unit, unit security checks, bed checks, and the writing of disciplinary reports for rule violations. If I had been assigned as the unit rover my duties differ from that of the unit officer. I was there to assist the unit officer in the supervision of the unit along with acquiring any supplies the unit officer may need to run his unit, providing the unit officer with breaks, the escorting of inmates into and out of the unit when necessary, responding to any facility codes that may occur and at times assist in the running of inmate visits. I was responsible for completing all reports and necessary paper work after an incident. If assigned as the perimeter officer my main duty was to due a full and comprehensive tour of the outside of the facility to ensure all is secure, along with other duties that may be shift specific. For example on third shift I would be responsible for delivering food to the outer units. Should I be assigned to the gate house, it is my responsibility to fully inspect all people and vehicles entering and exiting out facility from both other DOC facilities and outside agencies.

  • Detected potential threats and quickly defused conflicts.
  • Maintained clear and open communications with all facility areas to support efficient and safe operations.
  • Conducted internal security checks to ascertain inmate safety.
  • Monitored inmate behavior to prevent crime, escape attempts and other dangerous activities.
  • Maintained correct physical head count at all times.
04/2012 to 12/2013 Counselor Help, Inc.-Rogers House | City, STATE,

My primary duty was to maintain a case load of three to four DOC inmates with a dual diagnosis, released to community supervision. I held sessions with each client individually working on a personalized treatment plan to help aid in their recovery and eventual re-integration into society. My other duties included running daily groups, supervising daily chores, supervising inmates at medication times, helping clients find employment, taking clients to doctors’ appointments, taking clients grocery shopping for the house and the general supervision of the clients.

  • Documented all patient information including service plans, treatment reports and progress notes.
  • Taught clients anger management techniques, relaxation skills, impulse control, social skills, emotional coping skills and functional living skills.
  • Performed counseling interventions to address issues through conflict resolution and situational adjustment to depression, anxiety, and physical or substance abuse.
  • Provided counseling for relapse prevention, social issues and mental health problems.
  • Referred clients to other programs and community agencies to enhance treatment processes.
  • Consulted with and developed appropriate treatment and rehabilitation plans for dually diagnosed patients.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2005 Bachelor of Science | Sociology-Concentration in Criminology Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT GPA:

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School Attended

  • Southern Connecticut State University

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  • Correctional Counselor Trainee
  • Correctional Officer
  • Counselor


  • Bachelor of Science

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