PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Correction, Education Division, this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in the development of job and life skills and transition services for inmates.
Works under the general supervision of a State School Principal or employee of higher grade.
May lead lower level employees as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Provides instruction to inmates in areas of job skills development, educational placement and programs and transition services; arranges for inmates to participate in college courses; tracks inmate progress; develops job skills for assigned group of inmates; participates in career planning and development; assists with job training; provides life skills instruction; evaluates inmate's abilities, skills, interests and vocational aptitudes and matches with job compatability; provides developmental direction to inmates in areas of education and vocational planning; analyzes demographic and program information; provides information about occupations, job and training opportunities and support services available in the community; coordinates within the community job opportunities and assists in transition within the community; identifies and develops community resources; provides instruction in resume writing, interviewing skills and utilization of computer software; maintains case records; provides one-on-one and small group tutorial assistance; analyzes and interprets computer generated reports; may prepare narrative and statistical reports; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of educational programs and vocational occupations; considerable knowledge of counseling and interviewing techniques; knowledge of occupations and job requirements; knowledge of processes and materials in specific vocations and trades; knowledge of life and job skills development; knowledge of reciprocal relationships between individuals and their social, economic and cultural environment; knowledge of individual and social factors relating to personal adjustment; knowledge of community resources; knowledge of program evaluation; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to utilize teaching and/or training techniques for individual inmate needs; ability to develop community resources; ability to relate to different cultural and economic backgrounds; ability to coach inmates; ability to utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Five (5) years experience in career development, placement and/or counseling, educational guidance counseling or vocational counseling.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training 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 rehabilitation counseling, vocational or educational guidance or a closely related field may be substituted for the General Experience.
1. Incumbents in this class are required to possess a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certification by the time of permanent appointment.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a current Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator's license.
In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigationand fingerprinting of each candidate will be made prior to appointment.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to danger of injury or assault by inmates.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(14)-EDUCATION B (P-3B)