Correctional Officer Internship

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Hennepin County
1145 Shenandoah Lane
Plymouth, MN
Posted: January 25 2016
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 5 Part-time, Unpaid

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Description

The Hennepin County's (Minnesota) Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation (DOCCR) is seeking candidates who share their mission: community safety, community restoration, and reducing the risk of re-offense.

The Adult Corrections Facility (ACF), located in Plymouth, is a confinement center for adult offenders committed by the courts to serve a maximum sentence of one year. Correctional Officers (CO) promote public safety and provide for victim restoration by holding offenders accountable and by providing opportunities for change through assessment and supervision. This internship will allow students to learn in a diverse environment. Students will receive the opportunity to job shadow and observe the best professionals in the field and gain insight into the CO career. Students will not have any hands on control of residents.

The internship will consist of at least 130 hours and will be flexible to meet students' course requirements. The schedule will allow for flexibility to meet the needs of the students and the assigned area of the ACF. This internship posting will be used to fill openings in 2016.



Students bilingual in Spanish, Somali, and/or Hmong in addition to English are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities

Students selected for the internship will primarily job shadow and observe Correctional Officers performing the following duties and responsibilities:•Enforce all applicable Minnesota rules and statutes, as well as DOCCR and ACF policies
•Escort residents, maintain order, and discipline including breaking up fights, physically restraining, and controlling resistive and uncooperative residents
•Search residents for contraband (drugs, weapons)
•Enforce security regulations, rules of conduct, and work rules
•Observe resident behavior to look for odd types of behavior or socially withdrawn behavior to prevent suicide or acting out harmfully to themselves, or violently with staff or other residents
•Report verbally or in writing any observations of odd behaviors to medical or social service personnel
•Participate in work crew activity (laundry, kitchen, industrial production, stockroom, cleaning, and grounds maintenance)
•Search for and return escapees
•Recognize and respect cultural differences and provide culturally appropriate services

Requirements

Best Qualified Candidates will have:•Current enrollment in, and completion of at least 40 semester (60 quarter) credits or more towards, an associate's degree or higher in; corrections, law enforcement, sociology, psychology, or a related criminal justice and/or behavioral science field
•Coursework or experience in one or all of the following skill areas associated with the internship (preferred but not required). ◦T4C- Thinking for Change curriculum
◦Beyond Trauma curriculum
◦Motivational Interviewing techniques

•Grade point average of 2.50 or higher
•Ability to meet the 19 year old age requirement
•Ability to work effectively with an increasingly diverse client population

To view complete posting and to apply, visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/1315333

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