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47438 08 CM F3 C 999-99 01/01/2019
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02/26/2002 47438


DEFINITION: This is administrative and professional work in directing a variety of inmate treatment, classification and other support programs.

An employee in this class is responsible for overseeing, implementing and managing inmate treatment, classification, and inmate records, drug and alcohol counseling, religious services, leisure activities, inmate employment assignments, volunteer services, contracted services, inmate classification and parenting programs, where available, in an adult correctional institution. Emphasis is on managing those programs and services, which are provided to inmates in both a centralized location, and on a housing unit. Employees work in collaboration with unit managers to ensure the delivery of both centralized and decentralized services and to maintain quality control. An employee in this class supervises managerial, department head, professional, technical and other support employees. Work is assigned in the form of standards and objectives and is performed with considerable independence in accordance with applicable laws, guidelines, policies and procedures.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: Serves as a member of the institution program review committee responsible for directly monitoring the care, custody and control of inmates in restricted housing and special management units.

Plans, organizes, and directs the delivery of centralized and decentralized service programs.

Serves as consultant to unit managers responsible for evaluating needs and analyzing practices of the classification and treatment programs.

Coordinates and/or oversees initial reception staffing of inmates.

Assists unit managers in reviewing objectives of individualized inmate treatment plans.

Serves as Chairman or panel member for the institutional pre-release process.

Monitors compliance of institutional pre-release process with appropriate Department of Corrections Administrative Directives.

Maintains centralized status list of inmates in process and approved for pre-released status.

Reviews and recommends inmates for outside job assignments.

Assists unit managers in administering a clinical services program in a Diagnostic and Classification Center, which includes testing, classification, and implementation of comprehensive individual treatment plans.

Serves as a resource to Unit Managers, PACT Coordinator, Counselors, and other staff for the PA Additive Classification Tool (PACT) function.

Conducts weekly zone inspections to ensure compliance to operational rules and regulations.

Serves as institutional victims input coordinator.

Acts as liaison with the Office of Victim Services in tracking pre-release.

Coordinates and oversees the activities of the Community Work Program.

Coordinates annual Central Office audits of program areas.

Monitors the parole process.

Serves as liaison between the Department of Corrections and institutional parole offices regarding parole, pre-release, and the review of parole reports, hold-over lists, and dockets.

Promotes community acceptance and understanding of correctional programs through lectures and presentations.

Ensures the operation of inmate programs is consistent with the institution's overall standards and that designated subordinate staff addresses problems.

Assists subordinate staff in addressing inmate grievances.

Participates as necessary in both fact-finding and the institution's pre- disciplinary committees.

Performs the full range of supervisory duties.

Employees in this class may participate in the performance of their subordinates work consistent with operational or organizational requirements.

Performs related work as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of modern correctional principles and practices as they relate to counseling of inmates.

Knowledge of individual and group behavior as related to minorities, underprivileged, and persons with criminal and delinquent background.

Knowledge of correctional institutional management and operation.

Knowledge of availability and use of medical and social services, religious services, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, recreational, parole, and related inmate programs.

Ability to plan and organize centralized service activities in a correctional institution.

Ability to prepare and maintain reports.

Ability to establish and maintain working relationship with the judiciary, law enforcement, and state agency officials, and community leaders.

Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.

Ability to plan, assign, direct, review and evaluate the work of subordinates.

Ability to supervise employees effectively.

Ability to coordinate the centralized service activities with the unit managers.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Five years of professional experience in social work, counseling or education, including two years of experience in a correctional institution, one of which was in a supervisory capacity; and a master's degree in social work, counseling, behavioral science, education, or a related field;


Any equivalent combination of experience and training which includes two years of professional experience in a correctional institution, one year of which was in a supervisory capacity.