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Washington State Classification Counselor 2 in Yacolt, Washington


Classification Counselor 2 Full-time, Permanent

Larch Corrections Center (LCC)

The Department of Corrections is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for the position of Permanent Classification Counselor 2 at LCC.

Facility Profile

Larch Corrections Center (LCC) is a minimum-custody facility located on a relatively remote 40-acre site approximately 20 miles northeast of Vancouver. The site is leased from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). DNR also maintains a facility on the site and provides work for offenders.

* Agency Profile*

Whether the work is inside a prison, in community corrections, or in an administrative office, the Washington State Department of Corrections professional staff experience a high degree of personal satisfaction knowing they are creating environments in which all offenders can learn to make choices that contribute to a safer society.


Key duties of the Classification Counselor 2 include but are not limited to:

  • Investigating all information available for each offender arriving to determine his/her documentation and programming needs.
  • Administering Risk Assessment Tools.
  • Participating in Risk Management teams.
  • Completing Offender Release Plans, verifying transition plans and approving low risk release plans.
  • Counseling and informing offenders regarding community resources and problems they might encounter in their transition to work release, parole, or release.
  • Working with unit staff as well as with other sections of the facility to resolve offender problems.
  • Enforcing court ordered conditions and imposing DOC conditions.
  • Collecting information to complete facility plans, criminal history and risk management tools to determine needs.
  • Maintaining communication with offenders to assist with attorney calls, child custody/support hearings with DSHS and courts, and family contact through crisis/emergency situations.
  • Completing paperwork for special visits, death bed visits, funeral outings, job referrals, End of Sentence Review packets, EFV's, marriages, psych evaluation requests, offender to offender correspondence, and out of state and international transfers.
  • Evaluating offenders for early release. Testifying before courts, boards and/or classification or disciplinary hearings.
  • Regularly reviewing and updating offender plans and programming needs.
  • Working with internal and external entities to facilitate offender re-entry into the community.
  • Preparing Mutual Agreement Plans and coordinate with other facilities for acceptance. Qualifications

*Required Qualifications *

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university whose accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or foreign equivalent, and one year of social service or corrections experience.* A Master's degree in sociology, psychology, social work, criminology, or closely related field will substitute for the year of required experience.


  • Satisfactory completion of two years of college (60 semester or 90 quarter credits) and three years of experience in adult corrections, juvenile corrections, rehabilitation or social casework. Graduate training will substitute for one year of the experience stated above.


  • One year as a Classification Counselor 1 in Washington State service to include, at a minimum satisfactory completion of two years of college (60 semester or 90 quarter credits).

*Note: _Corrections experience _is defined as the focus of the work is dealing directly with incarcerated populations a majority of the time.

Successful candidates will be required to provide the LCC Human Resources Office official transcripts verifying their possession of the required education within 30-days of employment. Supplemental Information

'The mission of DOC is to improve public safety.'

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  • Please include a minimum of three professional references with your application. A professional reference is defined as an individual who has been paid to supervise your work and can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job competencies. If you do not have any or sufficient professional references, please include non-related professionals, such as educators or other professional associates.

*Phone number *AND_ email address are required for all professional references._

  • Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
  • Employees may work directly with or in close proximity to incarcerated individuals in a potentially hazardous setting. Please consider this when deciding whether to apply.
  • We are committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol free work environment, and our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws. A pre-employment drug test may be administered as part of the selection process, and applicants who test positive for any controlled substances, will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) is an aerosol pepper spray made available as a means of self-defense and/or de-escalation. Applicants with sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
  • Animal care projects are a common component of most Washington State prisons, including dog and cat programs. Applicants with animal sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
  • Tuberculosis (TB) is a priority health issue for DOC employees. The successful candidate may be required to provide valid proof of a baseline TB skin test within 60 days from the date of hire. When positive tests result, further information, testing and treatment may also be required. Employment is not contingent upon test results.
  • This position may be represented by a Union Shop.

We are committed to hiring individuals who possess core diversity competencies:

  • Foster a positive attitude and openness toward the ever changing social and cultural makeup of the workplace.
  • Work effectively with people of different perspectives, abilities, disabilities, races, religions, ages, lifestyle preferences and social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Respectfully acknowledge people's differences and recognize these differences as important and valuable.
  • Promote inclusiveness.
  • Be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
  • Respect and value diverse backgrounds and traditions.

DOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability.

For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email or call us at (360) 667-3621. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

Salary: $4,191.00 - $5,497.00 Monthly

Location: Clark County – Yacolt, WA

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Department: Dept. of Corrections

Job Number: 2020-04716

Closing: 10/29/2020 11:59 PM Pacific

Agency: State of Washington

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