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Community Coordinator

Description: The DOC seeks to recruit Program Counselors who will be responsible for implementing and facilitating rehabilitative and behavioral modification treatment programs for the adolescent and young adult inmate population. Under general supervision, Program Counselors will interact daily with adolescent and young adult inmates in designated housing areas, implement rehabilitative and behavioral modification programs and services, coordinate and supervise adolescent daily living activities, enforce behavioral modification program and facility rules, actively participate in individual and group treatment activities, support and promote rehabilitation and treatment programs, attend training sessions, workshops, and staff meetings to improve knowledge, skills, and abilities, work with uniformed correctional staff and service providers to achieve rehabilitative program goals, prepare reports and document inmate treatment progress, group interaction, and positive inmate behavior, recommend modifications to treatment plans, mentor inmates exhibiting behavioral problems, encourage positive interactions, behaviors, attitudes, ethics and morals, assist inmates with deescalating conflicts, manage inmate noncompliance with program rules, accompany adolescent and young adult inmates to facility programs and activities, motivate inmates to maintain general sanitation and hygienic living quarters, respond alongside uniformed correctional staff to manage incidents in the designated housing areas to ensure safety and security of inmates.

Salary $ 50,362.00 - $ 57,916.00 (Annual)
Type of Opportunity Full Time
Location Queens, NY
Field of Study Social Science
Degree Wanted A.A.S.
Special Skills & Requirements 1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or 2. High school graduation or equivalent and six years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above; or 3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least one year of experience as described in "1" above. • Experience working directly with juveniles (ages 10-18) or developmentally disabled adults or adolescents (age 10 and up) in a group, community, educational, or institutional setting is preferred. • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of correctional staff. • Ability to exercise independent judgment, prepare written reports and documents. • Knowledge of adolescent development and behavior, counseling techniques, behavior modification and intervention techniques. • Ability to mentor and provide positive interaction, guidance and leadership to adolescent and young adult populations. • Excellent writing, communication, inter-personal, analytical, research, problem-solving, and organizational skills.
Company Name New York City Department of Correction
Address: 75-20 Astoria Blvd; East Elmhurst, NY 11370
About the Company: The New York City Department of Correction manages an average daily inmate population of approximately 14,000 individuals and provides for the care, custody, and control of persons accused of crimes or convicted and sentenced to one year or less of jail time. The Department manages 12 inmate facilities, 9 of which are located on Rikers Island. In addition, the Department operates two hospital Prison Wards (Bellevue and Elmhurst hospitals) and court holding facilities in each borough.
How To Apply: Please go to and search for Job ID# 294394
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