The Department of Corrections is looking for qualified applicants to fill the position of House Arrest Officer assigned to work with the adult offenders at the Adult Residential Center in New Century, Kansas. The electronic monitoring program is designed for the supervision of all offenders placed on electronic monitoring with and without house arrest/case management services by the Courts, probation, and court services. First review of applications will take place on Thursday, October 15, 2020. Job duties inlcude:
- Provides supervision to assigned caseload; identifies risks and needs; develops individualized case plans; completes ongoing assessments; utilizes communications strategies which support case plans; makes referrals to community-based programs for job development, education, training, substance abuse treatment, mental health treatment; and other needed programming.
- Evaluates and monitors client compliance, performance, and progress; holds clients accountable; monitors violations, extensions, transfers, and discharges; prepares legal documents to be presented to court; assists clients with budgeting to address financial obligations; acknowledges success; reviews case files; interviews clients; determines eligibility; makes recommendations to court based on prior criminal history; processes files; staffs caseload; provide guidance and direction to clients; provides ongoing correspondence with court, attorneys, judge, schools, law enforcement, service providers and community stakeholders.
- Arranges or provides transportation to clients; meets and/or communicates with clients, family members, providers, school employees, community stakeholders, or employment specialists to ensure compliance and monitor progress/success; conducts work, home, or school visits; determines approved residential placements/plans; notifies court of non-compliance; discusses options including revocations; provides alternative sanctions to revocation; attends revocation hearings, testifies in court; provides individual or group program facilitation; coordinates volunteers.
- Makes recommendations for process improvement; tests new technology and provides feedback; collects and inputs data, case notes, and file information into assigned computer programs; creates, updates, maintains, and monitors files; creates reports and provides information to stakeholders.
- Obtains drug and alcohol monitoring per court orders; provides results; follows all standard procedures for safe handling and testing of samples.
Minimum Job Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or related field; one (1) year criminal justice or related experience; successfully pass a criminal history check; and possess a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.
Applicant must submit to and pass a pre-employment, post-offer drug screen prior to employment.
Candidates must have attention to detail, and ability to work effectively in a team environment and also must be proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, incumbent must have leadership skills, analytical skills, be highly organized, able to maintain confidentiality, and able to function at a high rate in a fast paced work environment.