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Community Corrections Specialist Bilingual/Non-Bilingual

Washington County, Hillsboro, OR

Job - Government

Close Date: 09/22/2019

Do you enjoy communicating with people of varying socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds? Are you able to make immediate decisions when dealing with crisis situations? Do you pay attention to detail and are you thorough in completing work tasks as well as being helpful to others? If so, Come Lead with Us as a Community Corrections Specialist with Washington County!

Washington County's Community Corrections is a 24-hour, 7-days per week minimum security facility. This 215-bed facility provides offenders with a structured living environment, while focusing on accountability, employment, treatment and skill-building. Programs include outpatient and residential chemical dependency treatment, cognitive skills training, anger management, mental health evaluation and medication management. There is also an emphasis on promoting a healthy lifestyle.

As a Community Corrections Specialist, your responsibilities include: monitoring the daily activities of adult offenders; maintaining security; coordinating the activities of residents; and making certain residents follow the facility regulations or procedures as well as interact with residents by providing information and assistance.

Washington County Community Corrections is currently recruiting for both Community Corrections Specialist I and Community Corrections Specialist II. Depending on qualifications, appointments to these positions could be as either a Community Corrections Specialist I or II. The pay ranges for these positions are:

Community Corrections Specialist I: $22.80 to $27.75 Hourly.
Community Corrections Specialist II: $26.46 to $32.17 Hourly.

Community Corrections Specialist I incumbents will advance through flexible staffing to the Community Corrections Specialist II after demonstrating full-skill proficiency in all responsibilities, duties and obtaining Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) certification.

Bilingual Positions:
Designated bilingual positions require that the incumbent have knowledge of the Spanish language, spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Skill in writing Spanish accurately; ability to speak Spanish fluently; and ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing. If you possess these skills, you are encouraged to apply.

Education and Experience:
A typical way to obtain the minimum required knowledge and abilities would be:

COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS SPECIALIST I:
One (1) year of college coursework. Education must include some coursework in correctional studies, the social and behavioral sciences, or a related field to be qualifying; OR
One (1) year of experience in a correctional or residential treatment facility for juvenile or adult offenders.
Obtain appropriate State of Oregon DPSST certification within 12 months.

COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS SPECIALIST II:
One (1) year of college coursework. Education must include some coursework in correctional studies, the social and behavioral sciences, or a related field to be qualifying; AND
Two (2) years of experience in a correctional or residential treatment facility for juvenile or adult offenders.
Possess and retain appropriate State of Oregon DPSST certification upon hire.

If you are interested in applying for this opening, please visit our website at www.washcojobs.org and search for job #2019-257 before the deadline of September 22, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

Complete details: www.washcojobs.org