Senior ASD Services Specialist
Supervises and monitors offenders placed under a court-ordered custody of an alternative sentencing program, including Community Service. Acts as a lead staff for specific programs.
The following statements are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities of the job. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties and responsibilities of the job at any time.
- Receives general supervision from a department supervisor.
- Exercises direct supervision over offenders and lead accountability over other professional staff.
- Assists supervisors with employee performance evaluations.
- Provide lead accountability for other employees within work unit, which may include scheduling, assigning and reviewing work, and instructing/training in work methods.
- Act as a resource or expert in program area, providing technical guidance to less experienced staff. Serve on-call duty to provide assistance and direction to staff.
- Provide assistance to management staff in the development, review, and implementation of program policies, procedures, and services.
- Serve on offender review committee; assist with case reviews.
- May assume supervisor duties on a temporary basis and as assigned.
- Determine initial and on-going eligibility for programs including screening medical suitability for work programs; request and review criminal histories on incoming offenders.
- Perform case management work with assigned offenders including developing supervision plans, providing community based treatment referrals, counseling and crisis intervention, and assisting offender in financial management and problem resolution.
- Coordinate and conduct offender classes, services, and programs, as needed.
- Process warrant requests for offenders who have failed to appear for programs, as needed.
- In accordance with the parameters of the program, supervise and/or monitor offenders in work release facility, electronic home detention, day or weekend reporting program, off-site work crews and those performing community service.
- Conduct orientations to new offenders to explain facility and/or program rules and procedures.
- Monitor offender living and work areas; assign and supervise offender work assignments; supervise meal service.
- Serve as a next level of response to offender requests/grievances/appeals.
- Monitor the safety and security of facility and control of contraband including conducting and coordinating searches of offenders and living areas, conducting security checks of facility, facility perimeter, windows, doors, and work areas, conducting checks of inmate possessions, mail, and visitors, and supervising visits.
- Collect urinalysis samples, complete appropriate paperwork, evaluate substance monitoring test results, and administer alcohol tests.
- Maintain offender accountability by conducting periodic formal counts, checking offenders in/out of facility, conducting phone or on-site checks of offender locations, and conducting random monitoring of offender activities.
- Work with courts, probation, and other law enforcement agencies regarding offender compliance with programs; coordinate with community agencies, employers, and related groups to facilitate employment, work projects, transportation, or community service commitments.
- Investigate minor and major program violations; write incident reports; determine and carry-out appropriate sanctions up to, and including, revocation and return to a more secure detention facility; prepare reports and recommendations.
- Receive and process offender payments/funds, process fees, and balance accounts.
- Monitor offender attendance and absences.
- Monitor and dispense offender medications.
- Perform administrative and record keeping duties in support of program; document offender behavior and program activities; maintain offender records; process various billing and/or program and related agency documents.
- Establish and maintain offender accountability for program guidelines.
- Review weekly client status reports for accuracy.
- Serve on the disciplinary hearing board for offender revocations.
- Conduct community based meetings with nonprofit agencies to execute contracts and for ongoing educational purposes.
- Monitor agency contracts for updates as needed.
- Perform special projects or other duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
- Must be a current FTO in the Alternative Sentencing Department.
- Principles, practices, and objectives as related to crisis intervention, conflict resolution, and security methods in an offender detention program.
- Resolve high level offender management problems.
- Exercise high level discretion when dealing with offender circumstances requiring review.
- Scope and application of laws and regulations pertaining to correctional facilities, offender confinement, and/or alternative sentencing programs.
- Practices and techniques of counseling and interviewing.
- Court and criminal justice processes and systems.
- Record keeping and reporting procedures.
- Principles of human behavior.
- Routine software and business applications including, but not limited to, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, and databases.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
- Read and comprehend department and County rules, regulations, policies, and standard operating procedures.
- Mentor professional and support staff in a productive and positive manner.
- Supervise offenders and organize large offender groups to accomplish designated tasks.
- Effectively respond to conflict situations and people in conflict.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and members of the community.
- Must be willing to work various shifts, weekends and holidays.
- Three years of experience in a directly related field or in the performance of similar duties and responsibilities.
- A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Sociology, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Human Services, Public Administration, or a related field.
- Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Colorado Commercial Driver's License with passenger endorsement.
- Possession of, or ability to obtain, CPR and First Aid certifications by date of hire.
- Maintain continuing education hours annually or as required.