This class is responsible for directing the administration of treatment programs for offenders incarcerated in adult correctional institutions.
Nature and Scope
The class incumbent reports to the Chief, Bureau of Prisons and is responsible for directing staff assigned to reception and diagnostic units in the initial assessment and development of comprehensive treatment plans for all offenders entering correctional institutions. In addition, the class incumbent coordinates, assesses, and evaluates all treatment programs administered by the department including contractual services provided by private/non-profit organizations and the Bureau of Community Custody and Supervision to ensure appropriate treatment services are available for all offenders as they progress through the correctional system. Work also includes implementing, modifying, or replacing treatment programs at institutions, and developing new programs in conjunction with the Bureau of Prisons and Community Custody and Supervision staff. While the class incumbent determines the technical methods and procedures to perform the work such as determining the most effective treatment strategy for inmate populations, or modifications needed to meet the needs of individual offenders; decisions such as eliminating particular treatment programs or those having an immediate impact on the safety and security of an institution are deferred.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
Plans, directs, and coordinates the operations of reception and diagnostic units in each county.
Establishes operating procedures to insure consistent and effective assessment of offenders' treatment needs.
Evaluates the effectiveness of ongoing operations and modifies activities as appropriate.
Plans, assigns, reviews, and evaluates the work of staff engaged in offender assessment, diagnosis, and treatment plan development.
Provides technical guidance and direction to institutional treatment staff.
Oversees the development of offender treatment programs based on offender behavior, available treatment programs, and recidivism rates.
Ensures appropriate treatment services are provided to offenders by working with all institutions to ensure treatment is implemented in accordance with plans developed by the reception/diagnostic unit staff.
Evaluates the effectiveness of all treatment programs administered by the Department and provided by outside agencies by establishing and maintaining a tracking system to monitor offender activities throughout the correctional system.
Analyzes outcomes and recommends program changes as appropriate.
Prepares narrative reports on unit activities, offender status, program evaluation, and other special reports as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.
Knowledge of Department goals and objectives regarding rehabilitation/treatment.
Knowledge of the operations of the criminal justice system.
Knowledge of human and criminally-oriented behavior.
Knowledge of the methods and techniques of identifying and assessing criminally oriented/maladjusted behavior.
Knowledge of correctional treatment programs and their impact on criminal and human behavior.
Knowledge of the methods and techniques of program evaluation.
Knowledge of statistical methods used in evaluating data including correlated analysis and analysis of variance.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision.
Skill in planning and directing offender treatment programs.
Ability to direct the operations of assessment/diagnostic units.
Ability to evaluate treatment programs and develop alternative courses of action.
Ability to provide direction to subordinate and institutional treatment staff in program goal accomplishment.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Correctional Treatment Services Director Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
Possession of a Bachelors degree or higher in Behavioral or Social Science or related field OR a Registered Nurse license.
Six months experience in health or human services program administration such as overseeing and directing the development, implementation and evaluation of health or human services programs and services; planning and establishing short and long range program goals and objectives. Providing advice to other agency organizational units through consultation.
Three years experience in developing policies and procedures.
Six months experience in budget management and control which includes managing a budget for the purpose of keeping expenditures within the limitations of available appropriations and available revenue and maintaining, monitoring, projecting and controlling a budget within set policies and procedures.
Six months experience in staff supervision which includes planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others.