Applying To: Correctional Case Worker

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Notice:

Dear applicants, in order to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Recruitment and Examination Section is suspending all written tests, performance tests and oral interviews until further notice. These examination components are being replaced with experience and training evaluations, which do not require physical contact. Please fully describe all of your qualifying education, training and experience on your applications. Thank you. The safety of all of our staff and applicants is our priority as we continue with our efforts to conduct merit based testing for staffing the City's Civil Service.

Salary

  • Minimum: $33,020.00
  • Maximum: $51,610.00

Nature of Work

Incumbents in this position are responsible for interviewing and evaluating residents of the City’s Medium Security Institution and City Justice Center for determining security placement and social, psychological, and substance abuse counseling needs. Duties include: identifying casework needs and recording referrals and services provided; orienting new residents to institutional rules and expectations; providing crisis counseling; and conducting disciplinary hearings and reviewing disciplinary reports for adherence to due process.

For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Correctional Case Worker

Minimum Qualifications

An Associate’s degree in Corrections, Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Social Services or a closely related field; plus two years of experience in substance abuse counseling or similar rehabilitative activities in community outreach programs or in a correctional environment. OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

License: Must possess and maintain a valid Missouri driver's license while employed by the City of St. Louis. Must possess a valid driver’s license at the time of filing application and be able to present it upon request. Please note type of license, number, class and expiration date on the Employment Application. Applicants who do not possess a Missouri driver's license will be required to present a "Driving Record Check" from their State's Department of Motor Vehicles. 

Documentation of academic credentials must be submitted upon request.

When completing the Employment History and the Educational/Training History sections of the Employment Application, please be as thorough as possible when describing your education, training and experience relating to this position. Your employment experience and training will be used to determine whether you meet the entrance requirements for this position and to compute your experience and training evaluation. Applicants will only receive credit for their experience, training and education as shown on the application. Include reasons for changes in employers and explain any gaps in employment.

MEDICAL:  A "Drug Screen” will be administered as part of the medical examination.

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE POINTS: To be eligible for veteran's preference points, the applicant must submit a copy of his/her DD 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with the Employment Application.  The Director of Personnel may, in his discretion, accept alternate documentation.           

Last Date For Filing Application Is April 16, 2021

Examination Components and Their Weights

  • Experience and Training: 100%
  • Character Investigation: Pass/Fail
  • Medical Examination: Pass/Fail

O.C. 3230
March 25, 2021
2337-12G

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