COYOTE RIDGE CORRECTIONS CENTER (CRCC) is located on a 60-acre site about 40 miles north of the Tri-Cities. CRCC is comprised of two-complexes. The Medium Security Complex (MSC) is a 2,048 bed facility that houses offenders with Medium and MI3 Custody. MSC consists of 4 Hybrid units and 4 Medium units. The Minimum Security Unit (MSU) is a 480 bed facility that houses assisted living and MI2 Custody offenders. MSU consists of 2 units. This is a work/program orientated facility that offers many educational, vocational, and self-help programs and Class II and Class III Correctional Industries work programs.
Whether the work is inside a prison, in community corrections, or in an administrative office, the Washington State Department of Corrections professional staff experience a high degree of personal satisfaction knowing they are creating environments in which all offenders can learn to make choices that contribute to a safer society.
Key duties of the Classification Counselor 2 include:
- Investigating all information available for each offender arriving to determine his documentation and programming needs.
- Administering Risk Assessment Tools.
- Participating in Risk Management teams.
- Completing Offender Release Plans, verifying transition plans and approving low risk release plans.
- Counseling and informing offenders regarding community resources and problems they might encounter in their transition to work release, parole, or release.
- Working with unit staff as well as with other sections of the facility to resolve offender problems.
- Enforcing court ordered conditions and imposing DOC conditions.
- Collecting information to complete facility plans, criminal history and risk management tools to determine needs.
- Maintaining communication with offenders to assist with attorney calls, child custody/support hearings with DSHS and courts, and family contact through crisis/emergency situations.
- Completing paperwork for special visits, death bed visits, funeral outings, job referrals, end of sentence review packets, EFV’s, marriages, psych evaluation requests, offender to offender correspondence, and out of state and international transfers.
- Evaluating offenders for early release. Testifying before courts, boards and/or classification or disciplinary hearings.
- Regularly reviewing and updating offender plans and programming needs.
- Working with internal and external entities to facilitate offender re-entry into the community.
- Preparing Mutual Agreement Plans and coordinate with other facilities for acceptance.
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university whose accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and one year of social service or corrections experience.*
Satisfactory completion of two years of college (60 semester or 90 quarter credits) and three years of experience in adult corrections, juvenile corrections, rehabilitation or social casework. Graduate training will substitute for one year of the experience stated above.
One year as a Classification Counselor 1 in Washington State service to include, at a minimum satisfactory completion of two years of college (60 semester or 90 quarter credits).
*Note: Corrections experience is defined as the focus of the work is dealing directly with inmates a majority of the time.
Supplemental Information: 'The mission of DOC is to improve public safety.'
For additional information about the agency, please visit www.doc.wa.gov
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DOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity diversity, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability.
For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (509) 543-5883. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.