Are you looking for a rewarding position that allows you to work with external agencies to enrich the lives of incarcerated individuals? If so, the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI) has an opportunity for you.
Candidates with experience in relevant club and programming activities in a custodial setting are encouraged to apply. TSCI team members receive a monthly monetary drive award upon hire and a merit incentive increase after one year of service! Information about the Department can be found at: www.corrections.nebraska.gov.
For more information call 402-335-5998. For Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations, please contact ADA Coordinator Hayden Thomas at 402-479-5812, or Hayden.Thomas@Nebraska.gov.
Location and address of position: Tecumseh State Correctional Institution, 2725 N Hwy 50, Tecumseh, NE 68450
Examples of Work
Assist in the planning, development and implementation of leisure time program for inmates which includes, but is not limited to: athletics, music, television programming, cultural events and activities. Assist in policy development.
Supervise the daily use of equipment and materials to assure minimum breakage, loss, etc. Assist in the maintenance of records and keep written records on residents' participation in all leisure time programs. Develop and coordinate outside community contacts.
Encourage participation in events. Manipulate doors and locks. Assist in the maintenance of security and sanitation.
Perform searches. Move equipment weighing up to 50 lbs. Specifically, this employee will be part of a team that is responsible for:
Development and maintenance of new inmate clubs
Planning and coordinating special events such as banquets, symposiums, speaking engagements, etc.
Coordinate volunteer programs and provide supervision as needed
Compile and disseminate appropriate documentation for data collection
Work with internal and external persons and organizations to establish and maintain pro-social inmate activities
Facilitate process for recruiting and on-boarding of new facility volunteers as well as maintain current volunteer status to include addressing violations or issues as needed.
Provide volunteer orientation training for all volunteers, new and existing
Build and maintain positive working relationship with both internal and external stakeholders Supervise an inmate clerk
Serve as backup to the Religious Coordinator
Qualifications / Requirements
REQUIREMENTS: Experience in recreation management, recreation therapy, or a related field may be substituted for a degree on a year for year basis OR Bachelor's degree in recreation management, recreation therapy, or a related field.
PREFERRED: Bilingual skills in English and Spanish desired and assessed. Experience in relevant recreational activities in a custodial setting.
OTHER: Transcripts required prior to appointment.
Must be able to work evenings and weekends. Applicants accepting a job offer must pass the following pre-employment exams in this order: medical exam and, at a randomly announced time, pass a drug test. Once at the Staff Training Academy, must successfully complete the fully paid NE Corrections Training Program.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of: rules, regulations and strategies of sports and other recreational activities; institution rules and regulations; principles, techniques, and practices of recreational activity; CPR; self-defense; behavior modification treatment programs; first-aid.
Skill in: performing various sports, crafts, music, and other recreational activities; operating standard recreational equipment; leading recreational activities.
Ability to: successfully complete training courses in CPR, self-defense, behavior modification treatment programs and first-aid; learn to handle residents in all stages of development and rehabilitation; effectively terminate deviant behavior; explain rules and regulations of sports and recreational activities in a positive manner; communicate effectively by giving instructions and documenting resident participation; understand the behavior modification treatment programs; organize, direct, develop interest, and instruct residents in recreational activities; communicate effectively; coordinate activities with outside community and volunteer groups; handle residents in all stages of rehabilitation; organize activities; actively participate in activities such as sports, games, and music.
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