This is a direct service position providing facilitation of cognitive interventions groups. These groups will use the Moral Recognition Therapy (MRT) and DV Thinking for a Change (T4C) curriculum. Collaboration with other staff, supervisors, and agents is vital and communication must be maintained. The person in this position must demonstrate professional conduct and respect for each client, maintaining confidentiality and high ethical standards. This is vital to uphold the pursuit of our mission: To conceive and develop effective interventions, which will enable individuals to avoid unnecessary levels of incarceration, enhance community safety and provide a setting that facilitates treatment and the reduction of recidivism. This position has the possibility to become a full-time position.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Complete and maintain accurate records of progress, services provided, treatment plan, and other required information.
Counsel clients in group sessions, using the approved curriculum.
Evaluate client participation by monitoring behavior, attitude, and progress.
Report safety and security concerns to the appropriate party.
Education & Work Experience
Associate or Bachelor's degree in human services, criminal justice, or related field.
2 years experience facilitating cognitive based programming.
2 years experience working with correctional clients from diverse backgrounds.
Completion of Moral Recognition Therapy (MRT) Training.
Completion/certification of Thinking for a Change facilitator training. This certification is a prerequisite for attendance at the two day Cognitive Behavioral Domestic Violence Group facilitator training.
Upon hire, attend the DOC training in the approved Cognitive-Behavioral Based Program –Thinking for a Change for Domestic Violence Group Services curriculum
Proven ability to work with clients from diverse racial, religious, and ethnic backgrounds, as well as individuals with a disability that includes two (2) years experience with same.
Computer proficient in Microsoft Office, email, and internet.
Interact with employees, clients and agents in an effective manner while maintaining professional boundaries.
Ability to maintain the utmost confidentiality of all agency information.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Excellent observational skills and ability to perform job duties with limited supervision.
Excellent organizational skills; detail minded.
Knowledge of group dynamics, including group facilitation training.
Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office programs.
Ability to enforce rules and set discipline in a non-punitive fashion.
Ability to make good judgments in routine and emergency situations.