Diversion and Criminal Justice Officer - Community Corrections

  • City and County of Denver
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full Time CORRECTIONS Criminology and Forensics

Job Description

About Our Job

City Employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All persons offered a position will be required to provide valid proof of vaccination prior to starting employment.

This position will be located at 10500 E Smith Road. Interested applicants must be willing to work in a secure setting and available to work non-traditional shifts and workdays.

Successful candidates must complete and pass a background investigation that encompasses the applicant's employment and criminal history.

The Enhancing Motivation By Achieving Reshaped Cognition (EMBARC) program utilizes the Cognitive Behavioral Interventions - A Comprehensive Curriculum (CBI-CC) treatment model. This research-informed treatment program uses strategies and techniques to work with high risk adult male clients. The goal of the EMBARC program is to teach clients practical skills and tools needed to be successful upon reentry into the community. Emphasis is placed on treatment that specifically addresses social learning using skill-building activities to assist with cognitive, social, emotional and coping skill development.

Job responsibilities will include:
  • Direct care and facilitation of cognitive behavioral groups with the client population
  • Monitoring of clients during structured time
  • Model pro-social behaviors and providing on-going behavior change feedback to clients
  • Individual meetings with clients to address their individual criminogenic needs
  • Documenting individual and group client interactions
  • Providing referrals as appropriate to address criminogenic needs that are not targeted through CBI-CC Curriculum
  • Completing the Standardized Offender Assessment -Revised (SOA-R)
  • Completing case plans in collaboration with the client
  • Discharge planning with client and assigned Clinical staff
  • Participating in and supervising clients during community outings

About You

Our ideal candidate will have:
  • Have experience working in Community Corrections or with a Criminal Justice Involved Population
  • Strong computer skills
  • Knowledge of research and interviewing techniques sufficient to be able to determine what information is needed, secure and analyze desired information, and formulate logical recommendations
  • Consistent attention to detail and the ability to multi task
  • Commitment to working collaboratively within a team to ensure work is completed timely
  • Motivated to work with high risk/high need clients and ability to demonstrate a healthy working alliance with clients to assist them with behavior change and risk reduction

We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:

Education requirement: Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, Management, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, or a related field.
Experience Requirement: One (1) year of experience in performing case management including completing comprehensive needs assessments and developing and implementing case plans. Or one (1) year of experience in case work and counseling in areas such as Diversion, Probation, alcohol and drug abuse, community based treatment case management, or a closely related area.
Education/Experience Equivalency: One (1) year of the appropriate type and level of experience may be substituted for each required year of post-high school education.

Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements.
License/Certifications: By position, requires eligibility to possess a Certified Addictions Counselor (CAC) certificate or an Alcohol and Drug Evaluation Specialist (ADES) Certification from the State of Colorado at the time of application.

About Everything Else

Job Profile
CN2163 Diversion and Criminal Justice Officer
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Position Type
Limited (Fixed Term)

Position Salary Range
$23.91 - $35.86

Starting Pay
Based on education and experience

Department of Safety

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Job Address

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