Caseworker II

  • Full Time
  • Salt Lake County, UT
  • $19.79 - $29.75 an hour USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: $19.79 - $29.75 an hour

State of Utah

Job Description:
If you would like an opportunity to join a team of dedicated professionals who work hard to provide maximum opportunities for offenders to make lasting changes through accountability, treatment, education, and positive reinforcement within a safe environment, this is the job for you.

The Programming Division seeking case workers to join our Sex Offense Treatment Program of skilled professionals to work with incarcerated individuals at the new Utah State Correctional Facility in Salt Lake City. Our division provides evidence-based, individualized interventions to safely reintegrate incarcerated individuals back into the community. Our goal is to develop and carry out high quality, evidence based programs aimed at improving individual outcomes and enhancing community safety by implementing strategies, promoting accountability, and strengthening partnerships while maintaining a positive work environment.

Experience working within a multidisciplinary team.
Experience teaching educational classes.
Experience in case management principles.
Effective speaking, reading, and written communication skills.
Knowledge of risk assessments and criminogenic risk factors.
Experience exercising effective de-escalation skills.
Understanding of behavioral modification techniques and underlying psychological principles in interpersonal interactions.
These are examples of an ideal candidate but do not preclude other applicants from being hired for the position or the position to be under filled.

As a benefited employee of the Department of Corrections, you will receive great health and retirement benefits. Click here to view a summary of the benefits we offer. We also provide generous paid time off so you can spend more time with your family and have a positive work-life balance.

For more information about the Department of Corrections and the Programming Division, click here.

Example of Duties:
Helps manage a therapeutic community working directly with the sex offense population and provides psycho-educational classes to address criminogenic risk.
Helps clients maintain accountability within the therapeutic environment by encouraging effective communication skills and maintaining a safe living space.
Provides written and verbal communication with the sex offense treatment program and the custody staff regarding behavioral interventions and progress within the therapeutic community.
Other duties as required.

Typical Qualifications:
This list contains requirements, knowledge, skills and abilities associated with these duties:
Human behavior and performance, risk and needs assessments, behavioral health management.
Psycho-educational classes and cognitive behavioral techniques.
Computer skills, Microsoft Office products, Google Docs, and UDC software.
Justice system, rules, records, procedures and protocol.
Compose and produce reports, documents, and related material.
Use of interviewing techniques such as motivational interviewing.

Supplemental Information:
Risks found in potentially dangerous or unusual environmental stress situations, e.g., being subject to possible physical attack. Institutional/Correctional surroundings and hazards, including being subject to possible physical attack. Safety and risk issues inherent while working within a correctional facility with an offender population are presumed.
Work requires physical exertion. May require the ability to stand; walk over rough surfaces; bend, crouch, stoop, stretch, reach, lift moderately heavy items (up to 50 lbs.) in a recurring manner and/or for long periods of time.
All questions must be answered fully and in the format requested, if applicable. Failure to do so may result in disqualification. Entering “see resume” as an answer will be considered an incomplete answer. Cutting and pasting pertinent information from your resume is acceptable, but should be edited to be a precise answer to the question.
NOTE: Department of Human Resource Management rules regarding promotions and transfers apply to current state employees.
Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
Salary will be based on the Career Ladder for current UDC employees.