New Job Human Services Investigator - Reintegration Agent, Reintegration Senior Agent Or Reintegration Career Agent In Minnesota

Human Services Investigator - Reintegration Agent, Reintegration Senior Agent or Reintegration Career Agent
Human Services Investigator - Reintegration Agent, Reintegration Senior Agent or Reintegration Career Agent

Human Services Investigator - Reintegration Agent, Reintegration Senior Agent or Reintegration Career Agent

Company : State of Minnesota
Salary : $25.71 - $37.82 an hour
Location : Minnesota

Full Description

Job Details


Job Class: Human Services Investigator

Working Title: Reintegration Agent, Reintegration Senior Agent or Reintegration Career Agent

  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 11/22/2021
  • Closing Date: 12/06/2021
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Human Services Dept / MAPE Forensics
  • Division/Unit: Minnesota Sex Offender Program / MSOP Reintegration Services B
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Rotating Shift
  • Days of Work: Typically Monday - Friday with evening, holiday and weekend coverage depending on department needs
  • Travel Required: Yes - Up to 30% of the time
  • Salary Range: $25.71 - $37.82/hourly; $53,682 - $78,968/annually
  • Job Class Option: Minnesota Sex Offender Program Field Agent
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
  • FLSA Status: Nonexempt
  • Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

This posting will be used to fill two (2) vacancies.

This position may be eligible for hiring incentive of $1000!

This is an opportunity to be part of an organization that is committed to our staff, clients and the community. The Minnesota Sex Offender Program serves people who are court ordered to receive sex offender treatment via the civil commitment process. Program staff provide comprehensive services including therapy, education programming, therapeutic recreation, vocational programming and volunteer services, health and wellness to clients in a therapeutic environment where safety and security are at the forefront of all campus activities.

Job Summary


NOTE: This vacancy is being posted at the levels of Reintegration Agent, Reintegration Senior Agent and Reintegration Career Agent. The level at which the position is filled will be determined based on the successful candidate's qualifications.

The days of work for this position are typically Monday – Friday. Days of work and hours may include evenings, holidays and weekends depending on department needs.

The Reintegration Agent manages a caseload of Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) clients who have been granted provisional discharge status from the program. This includes investigation, supervision and case management services for clients provisionally discharged and residing in the community. As part of the provisional discharge, the client must follow the terms of an individualized, court-approved provisional discharge order that addresses their individualized treatment needs, dynamic risk and criminogenic factors. The Reintegration Agent provides case management services designed to ensure client compliance with the provisional discharge order such as helping clients to access community resources, continuing to participate in support/treatment services and ultimately successfully reintegrate into society. The Reintegration Agent communicates with the client in-person, via telephone, surveillance, GPS monitoring among others. The Reintegration Agent’s primary purpose is to promote public safety.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Supervising and supporting MSOP clients on provisional discharge to ensure law-abiding behavior, compliance with applicable rules and conditions of provisional discharge, and successful community reintegration
  • Serving as a conduit and primary point of contact for individuals, organizations and businesses in the community with whom clients are interacting
  • Maintaining case records and documentation used to ensure MSOP program leadership has the information needed to make informed decisions related to the client and program needs
  • Representing MSOP as a community liaison so that are mission, programs and priorities are understood and opportunities for cooperation are maximized
  • Mentoring, training and providing training opportunities for peers

  • Supporting a continuous learning environment by maintaining knowledge of industry best practices, assisting in the advancement of policies and procedures, and identifying areas of improvement

  • Serving as an on-call agent, interacting with a variety of stakeholders, responding and relaying information as needed

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Valid MN Driver’s License

There are three ways to qualify for this position - Reintegration Agent, Reintegration Senior Agent and Reintegration Career Agent:

Reintegration Agent

A minimum of one year of professional or three years advanced technical or paraprofessional experience in a correctional, secure human services, or community supervision and management setting supervising adult sexual offenders that demonstrates the following:

  • Monitoring clients through direct observation of their daily activities and responding to those activities in regards to conditions of release and/or secure facility rule compliance
  • Preparing client case summaries and reports, documenting client progress in regard to conditions of release and/ or secure facility rule compliance
  • Training or experience supervising adult sexual abusers who are participating in sex offender specific individual therapy and group treatment and understanding sex offender treatment modalities
  • An understanding of the civil commitment and/or criminal court process
  • Knowledge of Evidence Based Practices such as cognitive/behavioral programming, motivational interviewing, risk needs responsivity and the different stages of client change
  • Training or and experience assisting clients in their transition/reintegration from a secure correctional or civil commitment setting to community and identifying community resources to assist clients with housing, employment and treatment

Note: Bachelor’s degree in Law Enforcement, Corrections, Criminology, Sociology or related human services field may substitute for one year of professional experience OR Master’s degree in Law Enforcement, Corrections, Criminology, Sociology or related human services field may substitute for two years of professional experience.

Reintegration Senior Agent

2 years professional experience managing and supervising a felony level and/or sex offender caseload within in a correctional, human services or community reintegration setting that demonstrates the following:

  • Monitoring activities of clients through interviews and observation of their daily activities

  • Preparing case summaries and reports documenting client progress

  • Experience as a community liaison, navigating community resources and developing partnerships with agencies and community organizations

  • Completing risk/needs assessments and/or treatment planning

  • Familiarity with individual therapy, resident treatment, forensic populations and court processes

  • Training or experience in cognitive/behavioral programming, motivational interviewing, and transition from a correctional or civil commitment setting to community

  • Conducting investigations and/or surveillance

Note: Bachelor’s degree in Law Enforcement, Corrections, Criminology, Sociology or related human services field may substitute for one year of professional experience OR Master’s degree in Law Enforcement, Corrections, Criminology, Sociology or related human services field may substitute for two years of professional experience.

Reintegration Career Agent

3 years advanced professional experience managing and supervising felony level and/or sex offender caseload within a correctional, human services or community reintegration setting that demonstrates the following:

  • Supervising clients/offenders transitioning from a correctional or civil commitment setting to community, monitoring compliance with discharge conditions and reducing risk to the community
  • Conducting investigations and/or surveillance
  • Collaborating with law enforcement agencies, treatment providers and other agencies to exchange information which assesses offender needs, treatment options, and supervision objectives
  • Experience as a community liaison, navigating community resources and developing partnerships with agencies and community organizations
  • Exercising independent judgement when responding to emergencies
  • Delivering training which support program objectives and employee development
  • Supervising sexual abusers or offenders, at least one year of which must be in case management.

Note: Bachelor’s degree in Law Enforcement, Corrections, Criminology, Sociology or related human services field may substitute for one year of professional experience OR Master’s degree in Law Enforcement, Corrections, Criminology, Sociology or related human services field may substitute for two years of professional experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Law Enforcement, Corrections, Criminology, Sociology or related field

  • Knowledge and application of Minnesota state statutes, federal law, client rights as related to civil commitment

  • Knowledge of psychopathic personalities and sex offender treatment modalities

  • Familiarity with community resources available to assist clients with housing, employment, treatment and after-care

Additional Requirements

To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that you clearly describe your experience in the areas listed above.

REFERENCE/BACKGROUND CHECKS - The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and criminal background check prior to appointment.

EDUCATION VERIFICATION - Applicants will be required to provide a copy of their high school diploma at time of interview OR copies of their college transcript or college degree/diploma at time of interview. Copies of the college degree/diploma are acceptable ONLY if it clearly identifies the field in which it was earned.

Application Details

Why Work For Us

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

Our differences make us stronger and leveraging them helps us create a workforce where everyone can thrive. The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to embedding diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility at our workplace. We do this by developing strong leaders and advocates, increasing cultural competence and understanding among all employees, and removing institutional barriers and attitudes that prevent employees from advancing as far as their talents will take them. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), marital status, familial status, receipt of public assistance, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, or age.

How to Apply

Select “Apply for Job” at the top of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637.

For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.

Contact

If you have questions about the position, contact Scott Halvorson at [email protected] or 651-769-3073.

If you are a Connect 700 applicant, please email your certificate and the job ID to Emily Samarzia at [email protected] by the position close date.

If you are an individual with a disability and need an ADA accommodation for an interview, you may contact the Department of Human Services’ ADA Coordinator at 651-431-4945 or [email protected] for assistance.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email [email protected] Please indicate what assistance you need.