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Caseworker

Company: State of Wyoming
Location: Cheyenne
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

and Functions GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Wyoming Department of Corrections (WDOC) contributes to public safety by exercising reasonable, safe, secure, and humane management while actively providing offenders opportunities to become law-abiding citizens. The Wyoming Womens Center (WWC) was established in 1981. It serves as a primary education and treatment center for female inmates.

A Caseworker manages a caseload of adult offenders in a correctional facility, meeting with the assigned offenders regularly to review goals, programming and assisting in the formation of parole, work release, and treatment plans.

Human Resource Contact: patrick.montney@wyo.gov 307-532-6611

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed at the job level.

  • Classifies patients/students/inmates, completes risk management assessment for program and housing placement, and makes referrals based on need.
  • Delivers evidence-based programs.
  • Responsible for individualized case planning, monitoring, and reporting correspondence, contacts, and case notes.
  • Responsible for casework management duties to include planning and production in all facets of programming and associated documentation.
  • Administers risk/needs assessments.
  • Works with offenders to develop pro-social behaviors and to prepare inmates for successful re-entry into society.
  • Prepares, organizes, schedules, and implements cognitive-behavioral programming and individual interventions.
  • Monitors inmate compliance with established goals and objectives; updates case plans as needed.
  • Facilitates compliance with court-ordered recommendations and parole board actions for offenders.
  • Facilitates attorney-client phone calls and assists security in the day-to-day operations of the unit.

Qualifications

PREFERENCES:

Preference may be given to those with three (3) or more years of progressive work experience in casework.

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Knowledge of human behavior, motivation, and interpersonal behavior.
  • Knowledge of the varied techniques of programming/education.
  • Knowledge of social work principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of interviewing and counseling techniques.
  • Knowledge of current social, economic, and health problems and community resources.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Bachelor's Degree (typically in Social Services) Experience: 0-2 years of progressive work experience (typically in Casework) OR Education & Experience Substitution: 3-5 years of progressive work experience (typically in Casework) Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: None
Necessary Special Requirements

PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • The ability to work inside a prison facility.
  • Exposure to inside and outdoor environmental conditions, including inclement weather.
  • Lifting and grasping up to 20 pounds without assistance on an occasional to regular basis
  • Walking on cement floors on an occasional to regular basis
  • Walking up and down stairs on an occasional basis
  • Typing/Repetitive motion frequently.
  • Seeing: the visual ability to perform an activity such as analyzing data and figures, viewing a computer terminal, extensive reading.


NOTES:

  • FLSA: Non-exempt
  • The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities. No notice of eligibility will be sent to applicants who meet the minimum qualifications.
  • The Wyoming Department of Corrections is a Drug-Free Workplace. All staff is subject to drug testing while employed by the WDOC.
  • The Wyoming Department of Corrections is a Tobacco-Free Workplace and prohibits the taking, carrying, possessing, or introducing of smoking materials, smokeless tobacco, or tobacco substitutes on or into WDOC facilities or grounds.
  • The Wyoming Department of Corrections complies with the Federal Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) of 2003. It is the policy and practice of WDOC to protect inmates and offenders from abuse, corporal punishment, personal injury, disease, property damage and harassment, and the elimination of prison rape.
  • Successful applicants for employment must pass a background/reference check, medical evaluation, and drug test before appointment.
  • The Wyoming Department of Corrections has a strict dress code policy to include standards for facial hair, body art, and piercings/gauges. All applicants must meet the standards of this dress code to be considered for employment.

  • WDOC offers a competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, life insurance, paid vacations, sick leave, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement program, Wyoming State Retirement, 457 deferred compensation program, longevity pay, and opportunities for advancement. Please visit our website at Supplemental Information

    080-Department of Corrections - Prisons - Wyoming Womens Center

    Click here to view the State of Wyoming Classification and Pay Structure.

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    The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the

    ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities.

    Class Specifications are subject to change, please refer to the A & I HRD Website to ensure that you have the most recent version.

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