Title: Correctional Residential Counselor II (CRC-II)-Supervisor
Location: North Lawndale Adult Transition Center
The Safer Foundation is a Chicago based not-for-profit organization that is a premier provider of services to individuals with arrest and conviction records. Through a full range of services, we focus on preparing individuals for the world of work by helping them find and keep productive and meaningful employment.
CRCII, under direction of the Chief of Security, supervises and coordinates the activities of the assigned CRC I staff ensuring proper security, sanitation and safety requirements are maintained in the Safer Foundation’s Adult Transition Centers.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Performs the duties of shift supervisor at one of the all-male Adult Transition Centers
Supervises CRC I security staff during assigned shift to ensure the safety and security needs of residents, staff and visitors
Ensures assigned duties are carried out by center residents
Pre-approves and submits time off requests for staff. Participates in the selection of CRC I staff
Ensures that proper security, sanitation and safety requirements are met; maintains surveillance of residents; supervises resident counts, searches for contraband, and the distribution of medication.
Participates in the orientation of all new facility residents; ensures that residents have been advised of and adhere to rules and regulations of the facility.
Coordinates transportation of residents to and from work locations, medical appointments and recreational activities; maintains accurate vehicle records and reports.
Reviews reports prepared by assigned staff such as resident count sheets, medication logs and sign out sheets; prepares and maintains records and reports of any unusual resident activities.
Provides instruction to residents and subordinate staff on emergency procedures; advises supervisor of any emergency situations as they arise.
Provide guidance to residents on personal grooming, public transportation, parole requirements and other areas as required.
Take responsibility and accountability for the performance of coordinator duties by appropriate staff.
Immediately notify supervisor anytime a resident test negative for drugs or alcohol or if drugs or alcohol are found in the facility. Send an incident report within one hour of a reportable incident to the IDOC team and local Safer staff.
Provide immediate notification to the supervisor on duty when there is a major incident in the facility, such as, fighting or medical emergency. The supervisor will confirm that the incident is reportable and which IDOC staff members should receive the report.
Ensure that all reportable incidents are reported within one hour after occurrence.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
A minimum 3 years’ experience in corrections, security or similar work environment desired.
One year of supervisory experience required.
Ability to make effective decisions in stressful situations.
Education and Experience:
A.A. in the Human Services field required.
Bachelor’s Degree desired.
Related experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
Safer Foundation is a national leader in prisoner re-entry and employment programs. A nonprofit organization based in Chicago, Safer was founded more than 45 years to help people leaving prison find jobs so they could successfully transition back into their communities. But people with criminal records faced a stigma that made securing employment difficult.
The situation is even more dire today..., especially in the United States. Despite accounting for only 5 percent of the world population, the U.S. leads the world with its incarceration rate. And an overwhelming majority of individuals returning from prison face more complex challenges to getting and keeping a job.
This means the services Safer Foundation provides are even more important. In fact, we know, and an abundance of research has shown, that the most difficult barrier—and the single-most crucial factor—to successful reintegration is a job.
When our clients find jobs, they become valuable contributors to their families and their communities, while saving taxpayers millions of dollars.
Re-entry is now recognized as an important issue that has captured our nation's attention and support, and Safer Foundation is proud to be a leader in the discussion and advocacy efforts occurring on the local, state and national levels.