Assnt Parole Services Program Specialist

Grade 25

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  1. Assnt Parole Services Program Specialist

    Grade 25

  2. Parole Services Program Specialist

    Grade 29

Summary of Job Description

As an Assistant Parole Services Program Specialist, you would:

Assist the Parole Services Program Specialist, and the DOCCS Community Supervision operation's central office, in assessing the client services needs of the parolee population and the availability of community resources to address those needs.  Develops and makes available to staff resources and training concerning client services.

Monitor, analyze, assess, and seek to match and align client needs and the available services.  Identify gaps and barriers to same.

Provide technical assistance to regional staff to facilitate the identification of potential vendors and to solicit vendor interest.

Represent the Parole Services Program Specialist (including but not limited to in negotiations and meetings).

Seek to establish linkages and liaison relationships on behalf of the Parole Services Program Specialist.

Provide the Parole Services Program Specialist with assessments and reports of deficiencies in the availability or feasibility of client services.

Keep professional staff informed of program services.

Ensure that professional staff maximizes service referrals

Monitor levels of service referrals.

Serve as special consultant and resource person to line professional staff in all matters relating to providing client services to parolees.

Assist in developing an agency-wide program to ensure that all staff members are familiar with the criteria and admission procedure of all residential and nonresidential drug and alcohol treatment facilities.

Advise the Parole Services Program Specialist of any deficiencies in the availability or feasibility of client services and proposes plans and strategies to remedy those problem areas.

Maintain an appropriate level of knowledge (especially when a particular area of services, such as mental health or sexual abuse treatment services, is at issue).

In conjunction with Community Supervision management, and supervisory staff and client service agencies, assist in developing and implementing expanded programs for parolees.

Assist in developing programs targeted at the special needs of inmates and parolees based upon identified need areas.

Assist with development of a network of relationships with institutional pre-release centers in the State.

Help to develop a referral system to transitional facility programs in the State.

Assist in developing and implementing contracts for program services.  Assure service providers compliance with contract requirements.

On behalf of the Parole Services Program Specialist, negotiate program design and scope of services to be provided by contractors.

Oversee programmatic development and monitoring of contracts.

Screen referrals to contracted programs.

As needed and assigned, conduct on-site reviews.

As needed, propose methods to bring programs into compliance with contract requirements; or recommend adjustment or cancellation of service delivery, and follow up as needed and required.

Coordinate activities between Regional and Central Operations Administration and Counsel's Office concerning the submission review and approval of drug treatment proposals and contracts.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

There is currently no Min Qual details available for this title.

How to Apply

An examination is not used to fill this title. You must meet the minimum qualifications of the title in order to be considered for this position. You must apply directly to the agency or agencies that have this title.

Career Mobility

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