This individual will provide group facilitation for individuals in the Parole Violator Unit and other programs as needed. This person is required to facilitate group using cognitive-behavioral group techniques and evidence-based practices in compliance with referral sources specifically curricula approved by PA State Department of Corrections. This person will also provide effective redirection, de-escalation and motivational interviewing. This person would be a part of the program review team meetings and will work closely with Case Management and Intake staff.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Education and/or Experience
A Bachelors’ Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Criminology or related degree and 3 years’ related experience required.
Knowledge and understanding of the criminal offender population as well as, the cognitive/behavioral model for effective offender management; thorough understanding of group dynamics and group process; must have excellent therapeutic and personal boundaries/ethics; ability to perform crisis intervention; good verbal and written communication skills; proficient in Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Outlook.