As a Correctional Counselor, the professional will handle the evaluation and training process of inmates in prisons and jails. Typical work activities listed on the Correctional Counselor Resume include the following – providing case reports to the parole board, planning educational and training programs for offenders; counseling the inmates; creating rehabilitation plans for prison inmates and parolees; helping offenders develop relapse-prevention plans, teaching job skills; and conducting psychological exams.
The job description should include the following skills and traits – stellar interpersonal skills, patient and skillful, the ability to handle multiple cases; listening and writing skills, handling tense situations in a calm and professional manner; solid communication skills and specialized knowledge in treating inmates who are angry, manipulative and resistant. A degree in social work, criminal justice or psychology is typically required.
Summary : Experienced professional with over 13 years of experience as a Correctional Officer, Correctional Officer II, and a Correctional Counselor. Challenge-driven leader and problem solver who overcomes obstacles and delivers results. Relationship builder who quickly establishes rapport and motivates teams to accomplish goals.
Skills : Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Accounting, Publisher, Public Speaking, Photography.
Responsible for a caseload of 160 inmates.
Responsible for all aspects of the inmates rehabilitation and developing life skills on an individual basis.
Responsible for the entire daily operations, maintenance and sanitation of the housing unit.
Entailed the processing of inmate incident reports and adjudicating these reports by questioning and investigating the report and statements by the individual as well as video surveillance.
Imposed appropriate sanctions to modify the inmates future behavior.
Involved in life threatening situations, to make decisions and quell these situations to successfully restore order within in the institution.
Implemented sections of the institutions emergency contingency plan activation system.
Received numerous awards such as sustained superior performance, unsung hero and numerous letters of commendation as well as a nomination for the National Correctional Worker of the Year.
Jr. Correctional Counselor Resume
Objective : Over twenty years' experience combined working with the mentally ill population and foster care system. Demonstrated proficiency in providing crisis intervention and case management services in an outpatient clinic, prison and a hospital setting.
Skills : Counseling, Cognitive.
Effectively establishes positive rapport to help and mentor.
Focused on maintaining peace, security and safety within correction facilities and federal prison systems.
Responsible for all aspects of the daily operations and supervision of the inmate population assigned to my housing unit.
Conducted initial intake screening.
Explained all expectations, rules, regulations and rules.
Assigned living quarters.
Assigned institutional job assignments.
Reviewed, approved/denied visiting request based upon background investigations.
Sr. Correctional Counselor Resume
Summary : A Correctional Counselor position that will allow to utilize educational background and work experience to contribute to the company's success while growing skills.
Skills : Microsoft Office, Typing, Phone Etiquette, Customer Service.
Served as the unit expert and coordinator at the Federal Correctional Complex, FCI II that house over 1200 federal offenders that include 600 medical care level 3 with mental health, post-surgical, orthopedic needs.
Skilled with independently carrying out multi tasks, planned and unforeseen issues that occur daily.
Exercised sound judgment, resolving problems and performing complex duties, which many have time sensitive deadlines.
Responsibile of scheduling appointments, video conferences, coordinate meetings and visits.
Assisted in training new staff members.
Responsibile of facilitating individual and group counseling sessions.
Created and implemented group lesson plans.
Prepared course outlines and objectives used to meet the goal of each participant.
Correctional Counselor I Resume
Objective : Correctional Counselor with a tenure record of successful launching and directing of large scale programs in the public and private sectors by performing oversight functions such as strategizing training, scheduling, organizing, and tracking processes with emphasis on quality assurance.
Skills : Microsoft Office, Management.
Provided individual counseling to inmates regarding institutional policy and various personal problems dealing with the effects of incarceration, to include drug abuse issues.
Dealt with were coping with some sort of addiction, typically drugs/alcohol.
Provided professional advice to assist them in developing appropriate adjustment techniques.
Developed and implemented programs within the unit to meet the individual needs of the inmates confined, to include individual as well as group counseling.
Encouraged inmates to view problems objectively and deal with them realistically in order to motivate them to better achieve their goals, improving their feeling of worth and self-pride.
Played a key role in maintaining and enhancing the security of the unit and institution by extensive contacts with the inmates.
Supervised an inmate orderly work crew, performed inmate work evaluations and inmate pay, and ensured a high level of sanitation was maintained in the unit.
Served as the unit expert and coordinator on matters pertaining to inmate personal property, including incoming and outgoing package approvals, and trust fund activities, including inmate withdrawals and special purchase orders.
Correctional Counselor II Resume
Headline : Correctional Counselor associated risk, and implementing control measures; responsible for the health, welfare, and professional development and growth of four NCO's and nine Soldiers assigned to my section; responsible for the operation, accountability, and maintenance of five vehicles.
Skills : MS Office, Management.
Makes the inmates feel as if they are cared for just as they are normal people.
Deserves to be treated as if they have feelings.
Finds themselves working in parole agencies, probation offices, jails or prisons.
Works for a correctional counselor might include holding interviews with inmates and their families, conducting psychological evaluations and designing educational or job training programs for inmates to pursue after prison.
Works with each inmate, a correctional counselor is responsible for taking detailed notes concerning the case.
Creates a unique rehabilitation plan for a particular inmate.
Provides anger management, substance abuse and/or sexual abuse counseling.
Correctional Counselor III Resume
Summary : Self- motivated Correctional Counselor, determined and dedicated professional with 20 years of experience in . Searching to obtain a challenging professional position in Agency/Law Enforcement Company, which will utilize diverse skills while offering opportunities for advancement.
Skills : MS Office, Management.
Leads three or more correctional officers in a team approach to accomplish operational tasks related to correction/detention policy procedures.
Operates the overall facility in accordance to policy and procedures.
Supervises inmate movement and maintains discipline within the facility, on the grounds, and during recreational activities.
Provides inmate supervision during transports to courts, medical appointments and to other facilities and coordinates and supervises inmate services, activities and programs.
Supervises or conducts searches and seizes contraband within the facility, in cells, on inmates and prevents the introduction of contraband into the facilities.
Maintains the security of the facility as well as the custody, safety and humane treatment of inmates.
Receives newly committed offenders and evaluates behavioral adjustments to confinement. Conducts intake and classification new inmates.
Provides humane and ethical treatment of inmates at all times.
Asst. Correctional Counselor Resume
Objective : Correctional Counselor are responsible for providing counseling and resource information to offenders. are also responsible for supervising other casework staff. As with all employees of the Department of Correction, first responsibility is to ensure safety and security of the facility.
Skills : Management, MS Office.
Worked in a secured correctional facility that house up to approximately 140 inmates per floor.
Built and maintained rapport with inmates.
Defused disruptive behavior by verbal interventions.
Controlled disruptive behavior by appropriate verbal orders and/or appropriate use of physical force.
Used verbal and listening skills to determine potential inmate problems, such as suicide risk, intoxication, drug usage, assaultive behavior, etc.
Informed and explained institutional rules to inmates.
Communicated information regarding security, safety and operations through the chain of command.
Monitored inmates, watching closely for unusual behavior, improper conduct or signs of conflict.
Monitored visits between inmates and personal visitors.
Associates Correctional Counselor Resume
Headline : Correctional Counselor supervises the activities and staff associated with providing substance abuse counseling within a facility. In addition, this position ensures that all services meet all contractual obligations. Conducts or assists in conducting individual and/or group counseling sessions and programs.
Responsible for the clinical supervision of staff and the clinical oversight and clinical care of all substance abuse services provided on site.
Presents individual counseling/group lectures and didactic presentations weekly based on the areas of Relapse Prevention, Anger Management, Parenting skills, Life Skills, Criminal & Addictive Behaviors, and Co-occurring disorders.
Facilitates psycho-educational/behavior modification groups using principles of the “What Works” system. Documents participants’ attendance, participation and progress in Company database.
Assists in developing, organizing, and conducting programs to provide education for conditions and problems relating to drug and alcohol abuse.
Recruits subordinate staff to include interviewing, hiring, assigning work, training, coaching, and counseling to ensure consistent application of employee guidelines, processes, and procedures. Conducts performance review and holds employees accountable for performance of their positions.
Maintains records of absences and vacation schedules for represented staff. Monitors and modifies electronic payroll attendance records for union employees. Observes and oversees adherence to all policies and procedures. Monitors violations and administers disciplinary action.
Provides support for substance abuse program activities including providing activity reports, reviewing the files of subordinates to ensure the accurate and timely documentation, and creating an environment which supports that mission of the program.
Lead Correctional Counselor Resume
Summary : Position as a Correctional Counselor with the Federal Bureau of Prisons implementing programs to meet individual needs of the offender. Seek opportunity to use experience within a well-established organization. Look to demonstrate talent for working with diverse organizations and all levels of management.
Skills : Protective Service Operation, Research Technology Protection Operation, Planning Law Enforcement Training Overseas), Operational Planning.
Responsibile is the custody, care and control of 250 to 300 inmates assigned to case load and the safe and secure running of assigned housing units.
Responsible for the total administration of the unit as well as the planning, development and implementation of individual programs tailored to meet the particular needs of inmates in the unit.
Responsible for supervising a staff which consists of correctional treatment specialists, correctional counselors, and unit secretaries.
Responsible for the quality control of entering accurate Financial Responsibility Program data, all progress reports, transfer recommendations, correspondence with probation officers, attorneys, judges, and others.
Responsible for the completion of all requirements in regard to Victim/Witness Protection notification and Central Inmate Monitoring packets, as well as observation cases under a variety of sentencing and pre-sentence/pre-trial statutes, with appropriate recommendations to the Bureau and the courts.
Incumbents charged with responsibility for maintaining security of the institution.
Responsibile precedes all others required by this position and are performed on a regular and recurring basis.
Correctional Counselor Resume
Summary : Resourceful and dedicated with motivational leadership, training and employee supervision experience. 19+ years in corrections and law enforcement. Hardworking who employs sound judgment and verbal de- escalation tactics to keep order and avoid dangerous situations. Dedicated to continuous process improvement in the face of rapidly evolving and changing markets.
Skills : Medication Distribution, MS Office.
Maintained the custody and control of 296 inmates housed in the housing in unit.
Maintained a caseload of 180 inmates as Correctional Counselor in charge of Classification ensuring they were properly housed and assigning them to appropriate programs.
Prepared Board Reports for inmates sentenced to Life in Prison scheduled for Parole hearings.
Determined disciplinary sentences.
Conducted routine and emergency head counts.
Inspected work sites and crew trucks for contraband, cleanliness and safety.
Completed intake paperwork, fingerprints and searches.
Received and accounted for personal possessions and determined inmate work assignments.
Booked new inmates into facility and processed inmates for release.