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Corrections Unit Caseworker Information

Corrections Unit Caseworkers provide essential services including the direct supervision of inmates on a housing unit. Corrections Unit Caseworkers are assigned to one of two shifts and have two consecutive days off each week.

 

The following are essential job duties and responsibilities:

  • Supervise inmates in a wide variety of situations and activities. Conduct thorough inspections and searches of inmates, rooms and housing units. Distribute inmate mail and medication.
  • Prepare documentation regarding institutional matters such as incident reports, misconduct reports and logs. Conduct counts.
  • Operate security equipment such as portable and mobile radios, electronic panel switches, keys in locks, fire extinguishing equipment, hand tools, and mechanical levers. Place and remove restraints on inmates. Operate control center. Supervise compliance with safety, sanitation, health and personal hygiene standards. Supervise the issue, use and storage of caustic, toxic and flammable substances.
  • Report observations and information to assist in the development of personalized treatment programs. Recognize critical behavior. Respond to emergency situations. Restrain and control inmates.
  • Instructs inmates on the rules and regulations of the unit and expected behavior to orientate new inmates to the prison environment and to develop a constructive rapport with them. Counsel inmates, including crisis intervention, to assist them in adapting to the prison environment; solving problems; filing grievances; planning for treatment changes, furloughs, and parole.
  • Researches inmate’s background to establish a treatment file and to provide information for proper classification.
  • Directs compliance with all administrative regulations, operational memorandums, post orders, State Statutes, agency policies and procedures, to maintain prison order and effective prison operation.
  • Transport inmates leaving the institution on any form of travel order.
  • Follow written directives, post orders, special instructions in addition to policies and procedures which dictate daily, routine and emergency procedures. Enforce rules and regulations. Participate in disciplinary hearings to properly discipline inmates for noncompliance with established policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Communicate with other staff by using portable and mobile radios, telephones, pagers, intercoms and similar adaptive equipment. Complete and maintain annual certification of Training Academy classes including CPR, self-defense and first aid. Employ techniques learned as necessary.
  • Overtime may be required to include weekends, holidays and double-shifts.

 

Minimum Requirements

  • Submit an on-line application at statejobs.nebraska.gov.
  • Successful completion of back-ground screening and pre-employment check.
  • Possess a valid driver's license.
  • Bachelor’s degree. Equivalent years of correctional custody and/or related casework/counseling experience may substitute for education requirement on a year-for year basis. Transcripts required prior to appointment.
  • Be willing to work a shift assignment including weekends and holidays.
  • For current job openings, go to statejobs.nebraska.gov. If none noted, please check back at a later time.

 

Other Requirements

Any former employee seeking re-employment within the Department must first go through a Rehire Review Committee.

 

For more information contact:


Human Resources at (402) 471-2654 or 1-855-975-4327 (1-855-WRK-4DCS)