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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: Corrections
Job Title: Corrections Officer - Intake & Assessment Officer
Salary: $14.40 Hourly


Veterans' Preference is available for this vacancy.
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying.


Job Description:

Usual working days/hours: Friday-Tuesday 11:00 pm - 7:00 am

Location of work: 700 S Hydraulic

Job Objectives:
Performs routine work carrying out the intake and assessment procedures for clients brought to the Juvenile Intake and Assessment Center (JIAC) within the Division of Corrections (DOC) and monitors clients while in the facility.

Essential Job Functions:
• 50% - Intake & Assessment - Interviews clients utilizing motivational interviewing skills. Completes intake portion of database when law enforcement presents clients for assessment; completes fingerprinting, mug shots, and as necessary, DNA. Enters accurate demographic information into the database. Creates and/or modifies records in database, demonstrates high quality writing and proofreading skills; ensures timely completion of records, and accurately files records. • 30% - Case Management - Provides short-term crisis counseling to families to ensure the safe release of clients. Conducts family conferences to affect a safe and positive release with referrals to address issues identified during the assessment interview. Provides inter-agency collaboration by sending required information to the District Attorney and social agencies; sets bonds and court dates for municipal charges, sets detention hearing dates, pulls adhoc information requests for agencies, creates/distributes daily reports. • 15% - Supervisor Extender - Relieves the shift supervisor of routine tasks and reporting of shift activity, when needed. Assists in the training of team members and serves as a resource person for law enforcement to answer questions about JIAC processes. • 5% - Performs related work as required. Communication Creates an atmosphere in which timely and high-quality information flows smoothly at all times. Behavioral Indicators: • Asks open-ended questions that encourage clients to give their points-of-view and is approachable at all times. • Keeps relevant people accurately informed and up-to-date of both positive and potentially negative information. • Uses appropriate communication styles to reduce tension and/or conflict between two or more people; communicate directly but diplomatically. • Makes customers/clients and their needs a primary focus of one’s actions; shows interest in and understanding of the needs and expectations of internal and external customers. Reliability Demonstrate a high level of dependability in all aspects of the job. Behavioral Indicators: • Shows commitment/dedication and accountability in one's work, and follows through on all projects, goals, aspects of one's work. • Completes all assigned tasks on time and with minimal supervision. • Arrives at work on time every day. • Consistently takes responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work which is disseminated to multiple agencies. • Thinks and acts effectively under pressure; makes sound, well-informed and objective decisions. Interpersonal Skills Has good listening skills, builds strong relationships, is flexible/open-minded, interacts effectively with clients / family / agencies. Behavioral Indicators: • Notices and accurately interprets what others are feeling, based on their choice of words, tone of voice, expressions, and other nonverbal behavior. • Anticipates how others will react to a situation. • Listens attentively to others, asks clarifying questions, actively listens, stays open to other viewpoints, and manages distractions and interruptions. • Gives clients undivided attention and confirms understanding by paraphrasing or summarizing what others have said. Detail Orientated Ensures information is complete and accurate; follows up with others to ensure that information has been conveyed. Follows process steps as outlined in standard operating procedures. Reviews materials to ensure they are accurate, clear and concise. Performs follow-up to ensure quality of work product and/or actions are completed. Behavioral Indicators: • Provides accurate information in a timely manner and in a usable form to others who need to act on it. • Double-checks the accuracy of information and work product; carefully monitors the details and quality of own and others’ work. • Completes all reports and documents according to procedures and standards. • Follows policies, procedures, and safety and security measures in the performance of job duties. • Learns relevant knowledge and skills to meet changing requirements. Teamwork Participates as an active and contributing member of a team to achieve program goals. Works cooperatively with other team members, involves others, and shares information as appropriate. Behavioral Indicators: • Consistently works with others to accomplish goals and tasks; treats all team members with a respectful, courteous and professional manner. • Regularly initiates communication to help solve interpersonal/team conflicts and problems. • Considers the views and needs of other people (other programs or agencies, if relevant) when analyzing a situation or developing a solution. • Provides balanced feedback to improve team collaboration and functioning on a continuous basis; suggests ideas to improve quality, efficiency and effectiveness. • Consistently attends and actively participates in meetings, activities, trainings and events when asked or required. Physical Activity of position Requires sufficient strength and coordination in the ability to apprehend and restrain violent clients; assist in carrying the weight of a restrained client; and defend one’s self from attack. Ability to endure verbal and mental abuse when confronted with the hostile views and opinions of clients. Requires ability and knowledge to operate basic office machines, such as personal computer, fax, copy machine, etc. Requires the ability to operate a motor vehicle. Requires ability to use first aid, CPR and physical restraint when necessary. Dependable and timely attendance is required. Physical Requirements of Position Requires sufficient hand-eye coordination to perform semi-skilled repetitive movements such as keyboarding. Tasks involve visual perception and discrimination as well as oral communications ability. Requires sufficient hand-eye coordination to perform semi-skilled repetitive movements such as keyboarding and operating basic office machines, such as a personal computer, fax, copy machine, two-way radio, etc. Tasks involve visual perception and discrimination as well as oral communications ability. Requires bending, color identification, gripping hands and fingers, hearing voice conversations, keyboarding, occasional lifting/carrying light to moderately heavy objects, operating passenger vehicle, pulling, pushing, reaching, running, rapid stair climbing, sitting, standing and walking for long periods. Visual Acuity Requirements Sufficient sight to complete tasks which involve visual perception and discrimination. Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Job Standards:
Must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age. Associates of Arts (AA) in criminal justice, psychology, sociology or a closely related field or course work equal to two years of college (60+ earned credit hours). Transcript verifying education credits is required. Professional references are required to verify the related work experience. Years of Experience: none required License, certifications, etc.… Possess a valid Driver’s License and good driving record that meets the requirement of Sedgwick County Fleet Vehicle Operation and Usage Policy. Personal vehicle for use when county vehicle is not available (employee reimbursement is provided by County). Proof of liability insurance on personal vehicle. Must possess first aid, CPR and physical restraint certification or the ability to acquire within initial period of employment. Pass legal background check, Child and Adult Abuse & Neglect Central Registry checks, KCJIS Security Policy (fingerprint) check, and pre-employment screen for alcohol and drugs. Must also meet the required conditions contained in KSA 65-516 and KAR 28-4-356. Preferred Qualifications Educational Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, psychology, sociology or related field; Years of Experience: Two years’ experience working with youth and families. Professional references are required to verify the related work experience.

Testing/Screening Requested:
None

Equipment:
PC, General Office Equipment, Two-Way Radio

Work Environment:
Work is performed primarily indoors in a corrections setting. Management may change the facility assignment as needed to respond to changing conditions. Will have exposure to hostile people. Must be available to work varied days and shifts, including weekends and holidays. Work may be conducted in a noisy, crowded area, with possible exposure to chemicals, solvents, grease, oils, inks, illnesses, diseases, blood borne pathogens, allergens, etc.

*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice. Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Sedgwick County*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.
Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.


Vacancy Number: 20002597

Open Date: 10/10/2017 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 11/10/2017 11:59:59 PM