Correctional Program Administrator (Programming Division)

  • Full Time
  • Utah
  • Salary: $31.34 - $42.25 an hour

State of Utah

Full Job Description
Job Description

If you are interested in working in a highly specialized position, then this job is for you!!

The Department of Corrections Programming Division Substance Use team is looking for a dedicated individual to fill the position of Correctional Program Administrator.
Principal Duties.

This position will oversee the delivery of effective Institutional Substance Use programs and/or Correctional Community Substance Use/ Mental Health programs in the Programming Division.

As the Correctional Program Administrator, you will need to be able to:

Represent Department of Corrections Programming Substance Use Division in responding to escalated complaints.
Represent the agency with federal, state, and local government units, in the media, or with private organizations.
Respond to Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA) records requests in accordance with state and federal laws.
Develop, direct, and evaluate the programs this position supervises.
Coordinate and implement policy and procedure changes.
Participate in Reviewing and Implementing Clinical Evidence Based Treatment and monitor Fidelity.
Supervise subordinate personnel including: hiring, determining workload, and delegating assignments, training, monitoring, evaluating performance, and initiating corrective or disciplinary actions.

The Ideal Candidate:
Will have a Masters or PHD in counseling or social work.
The model candidate for this position is someone who has 6 years Supervisor or related experience.
Has experience working in a supervisory role.
Has been fully licensed for a minimum of 6 years.
Has excellent personal skills and deals with people in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism.
Has the ability to research and apply applicable laws, rules, regulations and/or policies and procedures.
Use appropriate grammar, tone, and language in written responses.
Handles stress calmly and professionally.
Enjoys motivating people and working as a team.
Develops objectives and specifies the strategies and actions to achieve these objectives.

Why You Should Join Our Team:
This is an excellent opportunity for advancement and to utilize and develop new skills and knowledge in a specialized and fun area within the Department of Corrections Medical team.

**This position is eligible for a comprehensive benefits package from day one. You will receive great health and retirement benefits. Click here to view a summary of the benefits we offer. We also provide a generous paid time off so you can spend more time with your family and have a positive work-life balance

The Agency
The Utah Department of Corrections is a dedicated team of professionals who ensures public safety by effectively managing offenders while maintaining close collaboration with partner agencies and the community. Our team is devoted to providing maximum opportunities for offenders to make lasting changes through accountability, treatment, education, and positive reinforcement within a safe environment

For additional information about the Utah Department of Corrections please go to this link.

Important Note:
This job seeker website and your email address will be the primary source of communication for: Job Offer Acceptance, On-boarding for new hires, and any other communication needed between a job seeker and the recruiter. Please keep your email address and name current and updated at all times.

Example of Duties
Example of Job Duties:

Provides leadership in establishing and maintain liaisons within the Division, Department, and other public and private organizations engaged with direct Substance Use/ Correctional Mental Health related programs.Excellent Organizational and Supervisory skills needed.
Will plan, develop, implement and review program policy and fidelity for Substance Use/Correctional Community Mental Health services.


Typical Qualifications
Must be knowledgeable in:

ASAM patient placement criteria
DOPL and scope of practice
Extensive knowledge and skill diagnosing utilizing DSM V Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders
Ability to network with County substance Use services and community wrap-around services
Ability to survey substance use programs and content on a wide variety of levels to assure that evidenced based practices and up to date research is guiding the quality of services implemented.

Supplemental Information

Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work; however there may be some walking, standing, bending, carrying light items, driving an automobile, etc. Special physical demands are not required to perform the work…
Must pass a thorough background investigation.
This position is NOT public safety certified and does not require peace officer status or certification.
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.
Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
Salary will be based on the Career Ladder for current UDC employees.
Salary ranges specified reflect a minimum starting and top of range dollar amount. Actual rate per hour will be determined by evaluation of qualifications and skills of the individual and the availability of monies through budget and grants or by following DHRM rule.
NOTE: Department of Human Resource Management rules regarding promotions and transfers apply to current state employees.

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