Inmate Programs Coordinator

Application Deadline: Sunday, April 11, 2021, 4:30pm Central Time. Expired!

Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position.:

Job Title: Inmate Programs Coordinator

Closing Date/Time: Sunday, 4/11/2021, 4:30 pm

Salary: $25.73 to $35.47 per hour

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Davenport, Iowa

Job Summary

Under general supervision, the Inmate Programs Coordinator manages the development, implementation, evaluation, and recommendation for all inmate programs. Serves as a liaison with outside agencies involved with inmate programs to develop and maintain community relations.

Starting wage is $25.73 to $29.84 per hour based upon experience.

Job Responsibilities

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Coordinates social services for inmates with various agencies; responds to social service agencies inmate requests and service needs through phone calls or emails; assists inmates with re-entry services such as substance abuse treatment, scheduling therapy services, housing, mental health treatment, , half-way houses.

Responds to Judge, probation, parole and requests for inmates who need community resources, letters of program participation, or reports regarding an inmate's behavior; reviews and responds to inmate requests and concerns submitted through inmate email kiosk in housing units.

Addresses volunteer and service provider's issues, questions, and concerns; schedules orientations, trainings, classes, and groups.

Develops curriculum and prepares for group counseling; facilitates counseling groups and various programs in the classroom and library.

Organizes professional development internships with college students yearly; supervises, teaches, and evaluates student performance.

Administers the inmate worker program; assigns inmates to jobs inside the jail by following set inmate worker guidelines according to the charge, bond, and type of sentence; facilitates contracts for inmates to sign; calculates outdates and release dates for sentenced workers.

Organizes and facilitates counseling activities with special populations to include protective custody inmates, sex offenders, and persons with intense mental health issues.

Demonstrates the ability to exemplify, by his/her actions, the County PRIDE philosophy.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Standards for Initial Consideration

Education, Training, and Experience Guidelines:
Master's degree in Psychology or related field; AND four (4) years of experience addressing and treating mental health issues; OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Knowledge of:
Applicable local, State, and Federal laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances.

Counseling methods and techniques.

Work safety policies, procedures, and practices.

Mental health illnesses, symptoms, and treatment methods.

Risk and needs of correctional populations.

Community resources and programs for released inmates.

Current research on Inmate Programming

Skill in:
Understanding the psychodynamics of inmate populations.

Interacting tactfully and professionally with County staff, inmates, and outside agencies.

Recognizing, evaluating, and addressing mental health needs.

Providing effective supervision, leadership, and direction to volunteers and service providers.

Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with staff and community partners.

Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

Developing research projects

Supplemental Information

License and Certification Requirements

Physical Demands and Working Environment:
Work is performed throughout corrections facilities. May be exposed to potential physical harm from violent inmates and infectious diseases.


The following is a summary of benefits provided to non-union County employees. Benefits for employees covered under a collective bargaining agreement may vary somewhat depending on specific contract provisions.