Corrections Technician ***Topeka, KS*** (Security)
Under the clinical supervision of the Mirror Federal Programs Director, the Residential Reentry Center (RRC) Corrections Technicians at the Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons contracted residential reentry programs are responsible for supporting the clinical programs and services offered by Mirror to its contracting authorities. The Mirror RRC Correction Technicians shall operate in an ethical, professional manner, interact with others in such a fashion as to create and maintain respect for the agency and the United States Government, Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons. He/she shall be familiar with the statement of work and the contractual provisions set forth in the agreement with BOP. They shall also act in accordance with the policies determined by the Board of Directors and shall abide by all applicable federal, state and local regulations. In short, the duties of this position include supervision of federal offenders, charting of offender behavior in the agency's electronic health record, clerical tasks as related to the work environment, security, collection and the related paperwork requirements of offender urinalysis testing and assisting the clinical staff whenever needed.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Supervise offenders during the assigned hours per the agency's accountability standards.
2. Monitor groups as required.
3. Provide training and presentations to residents and supervise recreational activities as directed by your supervisor.
4. Familiarize yourself daily with the status of each individual resident through daily briefings with staff and reviewing the facility log. Staff must ensure they are prepared for their shift by being properly informed of issues which may impact their workday (i.e., emails, shift log, directives from supervisors.).
5. Complete orientation related paperwork on each offender as directed by your supervisor.
6. When directed by your supervisor, provide transportation for offenders to community-based providers. This might include appointments to court hearings, doctors' offices, mental health providers, etc...
7. Maintain a record of all offender movement within the given facility.
8. Maintain offender and program confidentiality as required by federal law.
9. Supervise and observe offenders during the urine specimen collection process.
10. Notify the appropriate supervisor if an offender fails to provide a urine sample when required.
11. Ensure the safety of the offenders served by securing the Mirror Residential Reentry Center residential building while you are on duty.
12. Monitor offenders as necessary when on Mirror property, at Mirror related activities in the community or while at scheduled appointments with community providers.
13. While on duty, maintain a true and accurate record of offender's movement and behavior and of other program related activities on the forms provided by Mirror or within the agency's electronic health record.
14. Must attend and participate in all staff meetings as directed by the Mirror Federal Programs Director.
15. Assure that copies of all official program communications and offender related materials are filed appropriately and in the designated offender files.
16. Duplicate records and papers as required.
17. Handle crisis situations as they might arise. Intervene appropriately to diffuse or de-escalate potentially harmful situations.
18. Be available for case staffing conferences when requested by your supervisor.
19. Record and deposit offender subsistence, which is collected via the policy and procedures, set forth by the agency. Assist in the collection of subsistence as it directly impacts the relationship between the offender and BOP.
20. Assist Mirror's clinical and administrative staff with BOP compliance and audit conditions.
21. Supervise resident clean-up of kitchen facilities, living areas, and common spaces located in and surrounding the facility.
22. Perform other job related functions as directed by your immediate supervisor.
1. High school diploma or General Educational Development certificate.
2. College courses in human services (such as in the field of addiction) or in corrections would be desirable.
3. Experience in supervising and interacting with persons who use illicit drugs or criminal justice involved populations, would be desirable.
4. Must be proficient in computer skills or experience or skills with an Electronic Health Record.
5. Good reading, writing and communication skills.
6. Ability to organize and prioritize and follow through with multiple tasks related to offender charting and tracking the physical whereabouts of the offenders referred to Mirror Residential Reentry Center residential programs.
7. Capable of working over-time hours as the need arises.
8. Awareness of common traits and characteristics of criminal justice involved persons.
9. Must be able to pass an extensive DOJ, BOP background/security check. Staff must be able to demonstrate they are living in a responsible, non-criminal, pro-social manner.
10. Employees who have been diagnosed with any type of substance use disorder or behavioral addiction/compulsion must have sustained a minimum of two consecutive years of abstinence from all intoxicating substances and symptoms of their chemical and/or behavioral addiction; and must be in full sustained remission..
11. Must be able to pass basic health check.
12. This position may also involve bending, walking stairs and lifting up to 40 pounds on occasion.