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Cognitive Intervention Specialist

Cognitive Intervention Specialist
Education & Training
Pampa,
TexasReqID: 21689
BIONIC - BELIEVE IT OR NOT I CARE. THIS IS THE PHILOSOPHY ON WHICH MTC IS FOUNDED.MTC WAS FOUNDED IN THE 1980'S. WE BELIEVE THAT EVERYONE DESERVES A CHANCE AT IMPROVING THEIR LIFE SKILLS AND JUST BECAUSE YOU HAVE MADE MISTAKES IN THE PAST, THAT DOESN'T MEAN THAT YOU CANNOT MAKE THE CHANGE FOR A BETTER TOMORROW.COME BE A PART OF OUR TEAM AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN SOMEONE ELSE'S LIFE.
Description
Position Summary:
Reports to the cognitive intervention coordinator. Responsible for performing education work with the cognitive intervention program. Work involves planning, coordinating, and implementing activities; and coordinating with other departments to ensure the maximum utilization for resources available in compliance with Management & Training Corporation (MTC) and Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) directives.
Essential Functions:
+ Provides didactic sessions according to designated curricula within the program. Presents cognitive intervention education and life skills classes to assist offenders with basic education on these topics.
+ Guides and assists clients in complying with facility rules and regulations. Supervises client offender work functions in accordance with program policies such as morning wake up routines according to established schedules. Notifies appropriate personnel of offenders failing to comply with policies and procedures.
+ Monitors offender behavior and reports incidents, inappropriate or unusual behaviors to appropriate treatment team staff.
+ Promote the development of positive social skills through modeling appropriate behaviors and intervening when inappropriate behaviors are observed; provide regular feedback to staff regarding social skills procedures and intervention techniques.
+ Maintain accountability of staff, offenders and property; adhere to safety practices.
It is expected that the incumbent shall perform other duties as assigned within his/her capabilities as determined by management.
Education and Experience Requirements:
High School diploma or equivalent required. Associate's degree in the field of psychology, sociology, counseling, social work, criminal justice, education, nursing, or health is preferred; related experience is a plus. Must have a total of 124 hours training in correctional awareness (CAT), and training for trainers (T4T), and Cognitive Intervention Programming (CIP).
Post Hire Requirements:
Must successfully complete annual in-service training requirements and pass an annual background check, both of which must be approved by Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
Management & Training Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran


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