Department of Administrative Services

Correctional Counselor Supervisor (2261SC)

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$37.17-$49.11 Hourly / $2,973.68-$3,928.89 BiWeekly /
$77,613.00-$102,544.00 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a Department of Correction facility or community setting this class is accountable for supervising the counseling and classification function of an inmate treatment program.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general direction of an administrative official of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Supervises Correctional Counselors, Correctional Substance Abuse Counselors and other staff as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Supervises assigned and adjunct staff including orientation, training, counseling, evaluation and discipline in accordance with departmental standards; determines priorities and assigns unit duties, oversees and reviews results for accuracy, effectiveness and consistent application of policies and procedures; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; studies, analyzes and evaluates tasks performed by staff; ensures appropriate case management including screening of eligible inmates for programs; researches, organizes, plans and directs inmate counseling and classification program including supervision of records function and staff; coordinates activities with parole and community services system; organizes and develops admission and pre-release orientation programs; serves as executive officer of Classification Committee; participates on interdisciplinary teams; counsels individual inmates with difficult problems; works collaboratively and acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; interprets institution and its programs to interested lay and professional groups; maintains records and prepares reports and correspondence; facilitates in-service training for inmates and staff; may provide administrative and clinical supervision for substance abuse staff; may direct administrative and clinical team meetings; may participate in and/or supervise special programs (Community Release, addiction services, etc.); may physically restrain inmates, quell disturbances and otherwise assist custodial forces; may supervise staff in multiple geographical locations; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes, and regulations; considerable knowledge of case work methods and techniques and current correctional practices including inmate classification systems and parole practices; considerable knowledge of individual and social factors contributing to delinquency and crime; considerable knowledge of counseling principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of welfare resources; knowledge of substance abuse and current correctional treatment practices; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to plan and organize a case work program; ability to utilize computer software; supervisory ability.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Seven (7) years of experience in social case work, counseling, probation or parole.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in correctional treatment services.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

  1. College training in counseling, criminal justice, psychology, sociology or social work may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
  2. A Master's degree in counseling, criminal justice, psychology, sociology or social work may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
  3. One (1) year of experience as a Correctional Counselor or Correctional Substance Abuse Counselor may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Incumbents in positions that supervise Correctional Substance Abuse Counselors are required to possess and retain current Certification or Licensure as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor by the Connecticut Department of Public Health.
  2. Incumbents in this class are required to possess a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certification by the time of appointment.
  3. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.
  4. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

CHARACTER REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made before persons are certified for appointment.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Incumbents in this class must have general good health, be free from any disease or injury which would impair health or usefulness and possess and retain sufficient physical strength, stamina, agility, endurance and visual and auditory acuity required to perform all the duties of the class.
  2. A comprehensive medical examination, including a controlled substance screening, may be required of applicants.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some danger of injury or assault by inmates.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Competitive

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(06)-Counseling

BARGAINING UNIT

(67)-CORRECTIONAL SUPERVISORS

EEO

(2)-Professional

SALARY INFORMATION

SC CC

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Correctional Counselor Supervisor in Salary Group SC CC approved effective February 25, 2011. (Revised to modify content)

EFFECTIVE DATE

12/2/2011

CLASS: 2261SC; EST: 8/20/2004; REV: 12/2/2011;