Correctional Re-Entry Services Specialist - Community Corrections

  • City and County of Denver
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Jun 04, 2022

Job Description

About Our Job

The Department of Safety, Community Corrections Division is seeking a Re-entry Services Specialist to join our team.

The Correctional Re-entry Services Specialist position is within the Community Corrections Division (CCD), within the Department of Safety. The agency administers alternative to incarceration programs including pretrial services, in home detention and residential community corrections facilities. The CCD has a diverse and dedicated staff committed to enhancing public safety and working with the community and other criminal justice agencies.

Our Program is a unique reentry experience for men returning to the Denver community after incarceration in the Department of Corrections and for men directly sentenced to Community Corrections. Our Program recognizes that men enter the criminal justice system and often have prior or current experiences of abuse, mental illness, substance use, economic and social marginality, homelessness, and complex relationships. Our Program provides a reentry experience that is anchored in evidence based, trauma informed and safe practices.

Our Program encourages candidates to apply who reflect the diversity of the participants in the program.

Successful candidates must complete a background investigation that encompasses the applicant's employment and criminal history. We value diverse experiences, prior contact with the criminal legal system is not exclusionary for most applicants. Candidates cannot not be under current criminal justice supervision.

This Community Corrections position will be located on the Denver County Jail campus in Building 19, located at 10500 East Smith Road in Denver, CO. Interested applicants must be available to work non-traditional shifts and workdays to include day shifts (7a-3p), swing shifts (3P - 11P) and overnights (11P - 7A).

Job responsibilities include:
  • Conducts headcounts and walk throughs
  • Performs searches of participants, participant property, and of the facility.
  • Monitors physical, psychological, emotional safety of participants, shares observations with supervisors and care management team
  • Oversees participant sign in/out
  • Performs substance use monitoring (including urine screens)
  • Monitor’s medications
  • Responds to rule breaking behavior
  • Practice’s techniques of behavior change and motivational enhancement
  • Uses evidence-based behavior changes practices including, but not limited to core correctional practices and behavioral interventions
  • Uses trauma informed approaches
  • Works shifts to support 24/7/365 operations coverage
  • Performing first aid tasks in emergency situations

About You

Our ideal candidate will have:
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English (not a requirement)
  • Have experience working in a related field
  • Skilled use of software and business application including, but not limited to, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, and databases
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing
  • Commitment to working collaboratively within a team to ensure timely completion of work.
  • Motivation to work with participants in a gender responsive, trauma informed manner and ability to demonstrate a healthy working alliance with participants to assist them with behavior change and risk

We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you donot have at least the following required minimum qualifications:
  • Education Requirement: 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.
  • Experience Requirement: One (1) year of experience in a directly related field.
  • Education and Experience Equivalency: One (1) year of the appropriate type and level of experience may be substituted for each required year of post high school education. Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements.

About Everything Else

Job Profile
CN3354 Correctional Services Specialist I
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Position Type

Position Salary Range
$21.70 - $32.55

Starting Pay
Based on Experience and Education

Department of Safety

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

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Job Address

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