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Correctional Caseworker

Date Posted:  May 5, 2022
Requisition ID:  352375
Location: 

Pendleton, IN, US, 46064

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.

 

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. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.

 

Next level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.

 

About the Correctional Industrial Facility:
The Correctional Industrial Facility (CIF) is a medium security facility located on 89 acres in Pendleton, IN, and established in 1985. Currently, CIF houses over 1,400 male offenders, and the facility offers many opportunities to its offender population. This includes the opportunity to work, obtain their High School Equivalent, and be involved in facility-led programs.  One specific program, PLUS (Purposeful Living Units Serve), is a faith- and character-based program aimed at helping offenders avoid criminal behavior by teaching them to demonstrate the following core values: honesty, integrity, respect, responsibility, compassion and tolerance. CIF also has 4 different programs for our offenders that deal with animals, including ICAN (Indiana Canine Assistance Network), a facility apprenticeship program which allows inmates to train dogs to become service animals to assist the disabled.

 

Salary:
The salary for this position starts at $28,652 per year.

About the Job:

As the Correctional Caseworker, you will be responsible for covering an assigned caseload as the initial point of contact for day-to-day offender case management issues which includes identifying and addressing needs such as providing referrals to employment, rehabilitative services, mental health programs, and preparation for re-entry. You may provide direct supervision and assist with the operations of the housing units. 

A Day in the Life:

​The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Provide guidance to offenders on issues such as job assignments, housing changes, facility transfers, and other facility procedures. 
  • Act as a liaison between prospective employers, courts, community, and governmental agencies for the purpose of job development and release adjustment. 
  • Assess each assigned offender's risk and needs utilizing the Indiana Risk Assessment System (IRAS). 
  • Coordinate with all appropriate facility staff to address re-entry and release issues. 
  • Prepare documentation related to an offender’s temporary absences and progress reports, including case notes and program referrals over the course of an offender’s incarceration. 
  • Coordinate with the classification department staff to make appropriate classification recommendations for offenders. 
  • Conduct unit orientation for newly received offenders. 
  • Adhere to the re-entry policies to ensure all quality assurance job tasks are completed in accordance with policy. 

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. 

What You'll Need for Success:

This role must have the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • Possession of a High School Diploma or High School Equivalent (HSE) 
  • At least one (1) year related work experience in social work, corrections, criminal justice, or related field. Substitutions: Each one (1) year of related education may substitute for one (1) year of the required experience. 
  • Within 90 days of hire, you must obtain the Indiana Risk Assessment System Certification through the Indiana Office of Court Services.  
  • Must test negative on all drug screenings.  
  • Upon hire, the ability to successfully complete all mandatory training including the DOC Training Program, First Aid, and CPR courses. 

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) as well as vision and dental plans.
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards);
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution; 
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities;
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match; 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options; 
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave; 
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave;
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off; 
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years; 
  • Education Reimbursement Program;
  • Group life insurance; 
  • Referral Bonus program;
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits; 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program; 
  • Free Parking for most positions;
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access;

 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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