Offender Rehabilitation Coordinator

Grade 19

New York State has approximately 715 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in Corrections and Community Supervision. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

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Career Ladder

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  1. Offender Rehabilitation Coordinator Tr 1

    Similar to Grade 13

  2. Offender Rehabilitation Coordinator Tr 2

    Similar to Grade 15

  3. Offender Rehabilitation Coordinator

    Grade 19

  4. Supvg Offender Rehabilitation Coordinator

    Grade 22

Summary of Job Description

As an Offender Rehabilitation Coordinator, you would be responsible for administering assessment tools and/or instruments to determine risk and/or needs of an inmate to better prepare the individual for eventual return to the community. You would interview inmates and review all relevant information in order to determine counseling needs and make program recommendations. You would evaluate and investigate the inmatesí program participation while completing legislated reports for Earned Eligibility, Merit Time, and Presumptive Release Reviews. You would provide on-going individual and group counseling relative to personal, social, institutional, behavioral, and disciplinary issues. You would provide guidance to inmates, assessing needs and preparing evaluations for the Board of Parole. You would also serve as a facility-based link between the Board of Parole, criminal justice agencies and law enforcement partners, community service providers, and assigned field staff in developing a supervision plan. You would be responsible for the preparation of comprehensive evaluative summary release reports and the development of case-specific supervision plans that are utilized by the Board of Parole when rendering discretionary release decisions and when establishing conditions of release for all inmates released to parole and post-release supervision, and strict and intensive supervision and treatment (SIST) under Article 10 of the Mental Hygiene Law in the correctional facilities of the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.

On or before the date of the exam, you must have a bachelorís degree with a major in community health and family studies, correctional studies, counseling, criminal justice, human services, psychology, public justice, social work, sociology, or vocational rehabilitation AND two years of experience providing individual and/or group counseling in a recognized correctional, criminal justice, or community/human services program aimed at assisting clients with the resolution of major social, behavioral, and personal problems. Experience must have included responsibility for conducting counseling sessions designed to provide the participant(s) with counseling for social and personal problems such as alcohol and drug abuse, mental, behavioral, and emotional problems.

Substitution: A masterís degree with a major in community health and family studies, correctional studies, counseling, criminal justice, human services, psychology, public justice, social work, sociology, or vocational rehabilitation may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

Non-Qualifying Experience: Group work oriented toward behavior modification in such areas as self-improvement of tobacco cessation, crisis intervention, or case management alone is NOT qualifying experience.

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.


How to Apply

When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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