correctional officer resume example with 12+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Diligent Correctional Officer successful at adapting management styles to suit varying personality types. Persuasive leader able to generate respect and obedience from most difficult inmates.

Correctional Officer with 15 years of experience. Equipped with strong moral code and excellent crisis management techniques. Focuses on safety in all interactions with inmates and staff.

Focused on promoting intellectual, emotional and social development in children through proactive classroom and playground management. Knowledgeable about organizing supplies, developing lesson plans and introducing relevant topics in age-appropriate ways. Desire to offer abilities to new role with focused on supporting kids.

  • Behavioral disorders familiarity
  • Non-violent intervention
  • Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI)
  • Ethical standards of conduct
  • Crisis management
  • Occupational hazards and safety precautions
  • Armory and key control
  • Evidence preservation
  • Restraint techniques
  • Strategic planning and organization
  • Visitation guidelines understanding
  • Excellent problem solver
  • Booking procedures
  • Inmate rights
  • State and federal laws knowledge
  • Observation
  • Trained in defensive tactics
  • First aid and CPR certified
  • CCTV monitoring
  • Equiptment maintenance
  • File and record maintenance
Correctional Officer, 05/2019 - 01/2020
Minnehaha County Sioux Falls, SD,
  • Implemented defensive tactics and physical restraints to maintain safety and security of facility.
  • Maintained appropriate control, security and well-being of youth at all times.
  • Assigned inmates to open and appropriate housing units.
  • Supervised inmates during day-to-day activities.
  • Promoted rehabilitation of offenders and maintained safety of staff and residents.
  • Conducted pre-trip and post-trip equipment inspections of transport vehicles and equipment.
  • Monitored inmate behavior to prevent crime, escape attempts and other dangerous activities.
  • Detected potential threats and quickly defused conflicts.
  • Processed inmates by completing paperwork, conducting searches and recording fingerprints.
  • Inspected cells and conducted random searches of common areas.
  • Enforced resident behavior management protocols and wrote incident reports for infractions.
  • Applied non-violent response tools and physical restraint during problematic situations.
  • Employed de-escalation techniques, verbal commands and physical and mechanical restraints to address unruly inmates.
  • Monitored daily activities to identify and manage suspicious behavior, improper conduct and signs of conflict.
  • Reviewed housing assignments and reassigned inmates when needed.
  • Supervised meal distributions and observed inmates during meals.
  • Maintained records and logs of man hours, materials and equipment used.
  • Informed inmates and visitors of rules, safety and security procedures and responsibilities.
  • Maintained clear and open communications with all facility areas to support efficient and safe operations.
  • Maintained correct physical head count at all times.
  • Conducted internal security checks and distributed meals.
  • Supervised inmates during meals, visits, recreation, telephone calls and shower time.
  • Maintained daily logs of shift activity.
  • Signed in all visitors and completed appropriate visitation log forms.
  • Received property from incoming inmates, provided receipts and inspected items for contraband.
  • Assisted in restraining violent and unruly inmates.
Teacher's Assistant, 03/2018 - 04/2019
Trudeau Memorial Center Warwick, RI,
  • Prepared lesson materials and visual aids to reinforce lesson concepts.
  • Cleaned and organized classrooms, materials, and supplies for maximum efficiency.
  • Assisted teachers with instruction and provided clerical support for diverse needs.
  • Tutored and supported students individually and in groups of up to 15 by reteaching and reviewing lesson concepts.
Lead Teacher, 01/2017 - 03/2018
Primrose Schools Dunwoody, GA,
  • Involved parents in student learning to increase family interaction and student support.
  • Helped learners of all abilities build learning and study skills to promote life-long educational goals.
  • Built and strengthened positive relationships with students, parents and teaching staff.
  • Selected optimal curricula and planned daily lessons to cover required topics and meet needs of children with varying developmental levels.
Youth Care Worker, 06/2006 - 02/2016
Childserv Downers Grove, IL,
  • Partnered with interdisciplinary teams to implement care plans.
  • Observed safety protocols to minimize accidents and spread of disease.
  • Educated patients on various resources, services and programs to maximize care.
  • Recommended improved life choices to enhance client outcomes.
  • Collaborated with social workers to support patients.
  • Maintained thorough and accurate records outlining program operations and participant progress.
  • Maintained confidential patient documentation to prevent data compromise and comply with HIPAA regulations.
  • Evaluated patient behavior and reported changes to clinical team.
  • Answered questions and responded to inquiries to deliver high level of service to patients.
  • Built and maintained strong relationships with patients by successfully resolving issues and responding promptly to phone inquiries.
  • Discussed available program services with potential participants and outlined procedures to facilitate smooth engagement in program processes.
  • Produced weekly reports and parent contact notes for caseload.
  • Supervised youth recreational activities and facilitated workshops surrounding self-development, education and employment.
  • Observed young people in counseling sessions to better understand approaches toward healing.
  • Helped youth victims of sexual abuse and molestation by coordinating specialized therapy sessions.
Education and Training
: , Expected in 06/2016
Penn Foster Career School - Scranton, PA
Status -
Associate of Science: Early Childhood Education, Expected in
Palm Beach State College - Lake Worth, FL
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DCF 45 Hour Childcare Certification

ECPC Certification

CPR and First Aid Certification


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School Attended

  • Penn Foster Career School
  • Palm Beach State College

Job Titles Held:

  • Correctional Officer
  • Teacher's Assistant
  • Lead Teacher
  • Youth Care Worker


  • Associate of Science

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