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Correctional Release Asst

Date Posted:  Oct 14, 2021
Requisition ID:  274382

Carlisle, IN, US, 47838

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At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


About the Indiana Department of Correction:

We promote public safety by providing meaningful, effective opportunities for successful re-entry.  As the model of best correctional practices, we strive to return productive citizens to our communities and inspire a culture of accountability, integrity and professionalism. 


Salary Information:

This role starts at a base salary of $28,652.

About the Job:

As the Correctional Release Assistant, you will be assigned to the Classification department at Wabash Valley Correctional Facility. You will also be responsible for gathering and preparing release documents and checklist for the Sentence Computation Section and determining eligibility and dates for transfer to Work Release, clemency, parole, return to court jurisdiction (probation), and discharge at Department of Correction Facility.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Coordinate daily work with Correctional Unit Team Manager, Correctional Casework Manager, and Correctional Case Worker. 
  • Monitor Release Unit file for action dates.
  • Review pertinent information and/or confer with other staff as necessary.
  • Conduct reviews, prepare reports, and make recommendations to classification committees, parole boards, courts, and other related agencies.
  • Complete and/or assist offenders in completion of forms.
  • Submit completed forms in compliance with established procedures.
  • Appear at hearings as directed by supervisor.
  • Inform offenders of decisions and the appeal process.
  • Process offenders to appropriate program and/or release.

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role.

What We're Looking For:

  • Four (4) years of full-time professional experience in corrections, criminology, parole or probation work, or social work. Accredited college training may substitute for the required experience with a maximum substitution of three years. 
  • General knowledge of philosophy and theory of corrections.
  • Familiarity with practices and procedures of work release, parole, return to court jurisdiction (probation) and clemency.
  • General knowledge of Parole Districts, Work Release Centers, and Departmental Facilities and institutions.
  • Ability to complete and on-the-job training and Correctional Training Institute.
  • Knowledge of correctional programs and security procedures in the institutional setting.
  • Knowledge of department policies and procedures and all applicable State and Federal law and American Correctional Association (ACA) standards relative to corrections.
  • Ability to document and maintain records as it pertains to the American Correctional Association (ACA) standards.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Knowledge of Indiana Penal Code and Department of Correction policies and procedures.
  • Ability to abide by the Department’s Standard of Conduct and all behavior expectations.
  • Ability to observe offenders and staff and accurately recall detail in order to write correct, concise reports.
  • Ability to present both orally and in writing, aspects of work.
  • Ability to work within a culturally diversified environment.
  • Broad knowledge of Department of Correction and institutional policies and procedures applicable to area of responsibility.
  • Working knowledge of source materials and references, including federal and state laws which impact correctional institutional programs.
  • A working knowledge of basic street slang and security threat groups.
  • Ability to work under emergency conditions.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, subordinates, and other staff within the unit, institution, and agency, as well as individuals in other agencies or in the general public.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role provides supervision for offenders and requires a high level of judgment and care.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages 
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan) 
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution) 
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options 
  • Group life insurance 
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits 
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off 
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs 
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program 
  • New Parent Leave 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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