Inmate Rehabilitation Coordinator

The Norfolk Sheriff’s Office is seeking a self-motivated person to join our team as a Inmate Rehabilitation Coordinator. This team member provides inmate substance use support services using an evidence-based approach for assessment, treatment planning, conducting classes, service planning, and referral for service for inmates.

  • Supervision Received
    • Works under the general supervision of the Programs Director or designee. 

  • Supervision Exercised
    • None.

Salary Information
  • This is a full-time position; Salary range is $47,151 – $75,549
  • Able to work inside a jail environment.
  • Provides comprehensive assessments for new inmates to the Residential Substance Abuse Blocks with regards to needs and the appropriate placement into the program; develops individualized treatment plans, which respond to the needs of the person served as identified by the assessment, and coordinates the initial and periodic treatment plans with the Medical Services component; determines from assessment the appropriate services to be provided, the most appropriate service providers, and ensures that the person served is linked with those services.
  • Provides individual and group substance use classes as outlined in each treatment plan.
  • Participates in regular post-release supervision as agreed upon with the direct supervisor.
  • Monitors persons receiving services from other service providers and advocates for the person to ensure accessibility and acceptability of services.
  • Keeps up-to-date, well-documented records which comply with Federal, State, and agency requirements; collects and reports service statistics and data on persons served as required.
  • Develops appropriate instructional materials and individualized re-entry plans to meet inmate rehabilitation goals.
  • Utilizes guest speakers and other forms of creative instruction that will motivate the inmates to their rehabilitation goals.
  • Maintains confidentiality regarding employees, vendors, inmates, outside agencies, etc.

  • Education and Experience:
    • 4 Year College Degree
    • Minimum two years’ experience providing substance use disorder counseling or treatment services

  • Licenses and other requirements:
    • Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC), Master Addiction Counselor (MAC), or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) certification/license preferred
    • Must pass a background investigation.
    • Valid Virginia Driver’s License

  • Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • Familiarity with evidence-based substance use treatment programs.
    • Best practices involving counseling services.
    • Ability to prepare program procedures and goals, assessments and treatment plans, client progress reviews and case records, staff training information, schedules, development plans, and performance evaluations.

  • Tools and equipment used:
    • Requires frequent use of personal computer, including appropriate software.
    • Frequent use of telephone, copy machine and fax machine

Automatic Disqualifiers

The following will cause the processing of the applicant to be immediately discontinued:

  • Criminal Record:
    • Conviction of any felony.
    • Conviction of driving while intoxicated or under the influence of a controlled substance (within three (3) years).
    • Conviction of any charge of domestic assault or violence against a family member.
    • Conviction of a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude (i.e., larceny, embezzlement, perjury, etc.).

  • Driving Record:
    • Current driver’s license suspension.
    • Driver’s license suspension within the last twelve (12) months.
    • Conviction of a misdemeanor hit and run.
    • Extensive traffic violation convictions exceeding minus five (-5) DMV demerit points.

  • Drug Usage:
    • Use of heroin, cocaine, or illegal hallucinogen within the past five (5) years
    • Use of heroin by injection at any time.
    • Any substantiated illegal act other than use (i.e., sale, manufacture, etc.) of any narcotic, controlled substance, or dangerous drug, as defined by State and Federal Law, except marijuana.

The Norfolk Sheriff’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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