The Geo Group
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DRIVER - Security Officer
at The Geo Group
Facility: NORTHSTAR CENTER
Compensation Bonus (if applicable):
Equal Opportunity Employer.
This position conducts random on-site verification visits to the home and employment of home confinement residents. Contacts employers by phone and in person to conduct initial on-site employment verification visits. Conducts employment verification phone calls for in-house residents. Conducts initial pass sponsor verification phone calls for in-house residents.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- Conducts weekly random on-site verification visits to the home and employment of all home confinement residents and ensures the visits are conducted on varied days and varied times.
- Conducts weekly random on-site verification visits to the home and employment of all home confinement residents based on the monthly schedule.
- Ensures all visits are conducted at a time when the resident will be available.
- Reports to the facility to record the weekly visits in the home confinement.
- On a limited basis, performs Urine Analysis testing on residents while conducting the on-site home visit.
- On a limited basis, conducts searches of a resident’s vehicle while conducting the on-site home visit.
- In conjunction with the Job Developer, conducts initial employment visits for in-house residents.
- In conjunction with the Job Developer, conducts monthly employment verification calls to the employer and the resident.
- In conjunction with the Case Managers, conducts initial visits to Pass Sponsor Homes for in-house residents.
- Physically patrols facility to visually observe and listen to residents and monitors the state of the facility. Examples of activities include smelling for marijuana; listening to conversations; ensuring doors, windows and gates are properly secured and fences or bars are intact.
- Supervises meals, visitor hours, and work details to observe for unusual or suspicious activities or behavior so that preventive measures are taken prior to potential problem occurrences.
- Organizes voluntary resident work crews to assist in maintaining facility cleanliness to ensure that facility meets company and government standards.
- Supervises the set-up and cleaning of the eating and food service areas. Make sure residents are using proper portion control when serving food.
- Uses judgment to determine inappropriate or abnormal conditions or behavior. Take action to verify or correct abnormal or unusual situations, or request assistance and input from a peer or supervisor if the situation escalates beyond your capabilities.
- Conducts scheduled and impromptu cleanliness checks of facility to maintain it in an orderly and clean fashion to meet health and environmental requirements. (Includes all rooms within the facility and residents' personal belongings.)
- Interfaces with authorized correctional or contracting agency personnel to communicate status of residents and coordinate resident activities.
- Inventories property and complete Property Inventory Form upon arrival of new resident. Re-inventories and secures property if resident escapes, so that resident's property will be available when it is claimed.
- Makes initial contact with any visitors and verify their identity. Be professional and courteous while assisting visitor or government officials with resident affairs (e.g., arrival, release, etc.).
- Documents formal and informal disciplinary actions for rule violations, according to procedure, to comply with government and contracting agency requirements and log accordingly.
- Performs the following activities on both a scheduled and random basis: urinalyses, patdowns, shakedowns, counts, breath tests and community verifications, to maintain the control and security of the residents and facility.
- Maintains legible, accurate and concise records in your own handwriting of observations in the Daily Log so that staff on all shifts are continuously informed of the status of residents and facility.
- Secures prescription medicine. Medication Log is to be completed to ensure residents do not abuse or misuse medication.
- Conveys resident communications to appropriate supervisors so that preventive measures can be taken to maintain the health, safety and security of the residents and staff.
- Communicates with residents and staff in a professional manner to affirm and enhance self-esteem and dignity, and to maintain positive resident/staff relations.
- Participates in staff meetings by sharing observations and recommendations regarding the facility, residents and staff relations to identify and resolve problems and function as a unified team.
- Completes in-service training to meet the requirements for continued personal and professional self-development.
- Maintains confidentiality obtained through job duties regarding employees, vendors, residents, outside agencies, etc., so that sensitive information is only given on a "need to know" basis.
- Comply with policies and work rules as described in the company Employee Handbook, the Statement of Work, and the Facility Policies and Procedures Manual, including directives of Cornell Corrections managers and supervisors in a cooperative spirit to ensure conformance to company standards.
- Adheres to attendance policy; be available to work all shifts; work overtime as required, to ensure adequate coverage of the program and to ensure the safety and security of the residents.
- Complies with Facility safety rules; take appropriate corrective action to ensure work is performed in a safe manner and without injury to self or others.
- Communicates effectively with all levels of staff in a manner that promotes a team spirit and a sense of cooperation.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- High school diploma or has passed a General Education Development (GED) test.
- Must be 21 years of age at time of employment.
- Complete a full criminal background investigation to include fingerprints, and NCIC/NLET check to determine criminal history.
- One year experience in a related field.
- Personal vehicle available for company business,
- Valid state driver’s license at the time of appointment and a willingness to travel throughout the state,
- Must be able to meet company standards regarding automobile insurance,
- Be of good moral character.
- Ability to work with computers and the applicable software typically used by the facility.