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Jail Education Specialist

Company: Ada County
Location: Boise
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Jail Education Specialist Print ( Apply Jail Education Specialist Salary $22.00 HourlyLocation Boise, IDJob TypeFull-Time with BenefitsDepartmentSheriffJob Number01572ClosingContinuous

  • Description
  • Benefits
  • Questions General SummaryDo you meet our minimum hiring standards?Check here ( before applying.Facilitates cognitive-behavioral, substance abuse program, workforce readiness, and/or creative expressions classes and provides case management. Conducts assessments and analyzes relevant factors to recommend placement in appropriate jail or community services; and performs related duties as required. The position is located in the Ada County Sheriff's Office (ACSO), Court Services Bureau.DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASSThe incumbent performs complex, sensitive and varied work under general direction. The position will be required to exercise discretion and independent judgment to accomplish work.SHIFT INFORMATIONGenerally Monday - Friday, day shift hours, with some flexibility required. BENEFITSLow-cost medical, dental, and vision insurancePERSI retirement (fixed monthly income in retirement)Matching deferred compensation plan; optional 401(k) and Roth IRATen (10) paid holidays; paid vacation, sick, and parental leaveFree basic life, accidental death, and short-term disability insuranceWellness programVisit to view details regarding our full benefits package. Essential Functions
    • Provides group education to inmates in the Ada County Jail to include CBT, substance abuse, employment skills and creative expressions;
    • Provides group education to participants at the in the Ada County Community Transition Center to include CBT, substance abuse, employment skills and creative expressions;
    • Develops transition plans, helps inmates transition to outside community-based services;
    • Finds, screens and acts as liaison between the ACSO and community providers;
    • Participates in evaluating the effectiveness of in custody classes and programs;
    • Maintains individual inmate documentation in regards to classes and case management;
    • Answers inmate requests in reference to ACSO programs and community resources;
    • Facilitate risk/needs assessment to assist in class/program placement and case management needs;
    • Coordinates programming dorms education-based classes and morning accountability meetings;
    • Reports compliance or noncompliance of inmates to referring judges, probation officers, and/or other appropriate external partners;
    • Schedules and participates in inmate education disciplinary reviews;
    • Maintains jail community resource libraries;
    • Performs related duties as assigned.Job Requirements
      • Bachelors degree in psychology, social science, criminal justice, sociology or a related field with preference for credentials in chemical dependency and/or Idaho or other state certification as Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) or equivalent experience;
      • Knowledge of best practice treatment of chemical dependency, modern treatment services, and cognitive-behavioral programs;
      • Knowledge of interactive journaling preferred;
      • LSI certified preferred;
      • Skill in effective group facilitation;
      • Skill in working with resistant, manipulative and disruptive populations;
      • Ability to balance consistent program delivery while maintaining jail security and appropriate ethical boundaries with inmates;
      • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, inmates, county and state officials, and officials of other entities associated with the Ada County Sheriffs Office;
      • Ability to independently plan, organize and accomplish work assignments;
      • Ability to maintain confidentiality;
      • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.Other Requirements
        • Attends regular staff meetings and works in conjunction with staff of the Ada County jail;
        • Must appear before an oral board and successfully complete a polygraph and background investigation prior to entrance on duty;
        • This position has been designated safety sensitive and therefore the incumbent is subject to random drug testing.
        • This position requires working a flexible work schedule based on program delivery needs, including evenings and weekends.Work Environment & Physical Demands
          • Work is performed primarily in a jail facility; the employee in this class is subject to inside environmental conditions;
          • Position frequently requires a combination of sitting and standing to accomplish tasks and the ability to lift up to 20 lbs.;
          • Requires sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, which permits the employee to function in a general office environment and in a classroom setting to accomplish tasks.DisclaimerTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential functions satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being assigned to this job. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of individuals in the job. This job description is not an employment agreement and/or an expressed or implied employment contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. Ada County provides Veteran's Preference for all County jobs except for those deemed "key positions" in accordance with Title 65, Chapter 5 of Idaho Code.Ada County recognizes that employees are our most valuable asset. We are proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package to benefit-eligible employees designed to support the health, wellness and long-term financial stability of our employees and their families. Visit us at to view details regarding our benefits package, including: paid leave, healthcare benefits, retirement benefits, and more!01 Do you have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in criminal justice, counseling, education, sociology, psychology or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience? 02 Do you have previous experience working with offenders or a difficult population? 03 How many years experience do you have specifically in training and development? 04 Describe your understanding of Pretrial Justice, Alternatives to incarceration, Sentencing and Probation. What are, if any, the benefits to the individual charged with a crime, the community and the jail? 05 What is your understanding of best practice treatment of chemical dependency, modern treatment services, and cognitive-behavioral programs? 06 Provide an example of a time when you effectively obtained required information verbally from a reluctant or difficult person. This can be from a customer (internal or external), co-worker, or member of the community. What tactics did you successfully use to obtain this information? 07 Describe a time when you had a project that required you to effectively work or communicate with several organizations to accomplish the goal or purpose of the project. Include in your answer a brief description of the project and its purpose as well as which types of organization that you dealt with and the final outcome. 08 Are you willing to work the hours required for this particular position? This may include nights, weekends, holidays or other shifts as assigned. (See online posting for more specific shift information pertaining to this position).
            • Yes
            • No09 I have reviewed the pay rate or range for this position and the posted wage is acceptable to me.
            • Yes
            • NoRequired Question AgencyAda CountyDepartmentSheriff Address7200 Barrister Dr. Boise, Idaho, 83704 Apply Please verify your email address Verify Email

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