Director of Programs

GEO   •  

Lawton, OK

Industry: Government


Less than 5 years

Posted 272 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Responsible for the oversight of programs department, ensuring that goals and objectives are accomplished according to policy directions of the corporation and within the scope defined by the contract. Responsible for the quality of services provided to inmates and works in conjunction with the Warden or Assistant Warden to remedy deficiencies and enrich programs 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensures proper processing of all inmates for programmatic needs, and ensures that all inmates participating receive quality services that comply with the federal regulations and standards.
  • Assists in the preparation of program proposals.
  • Develops policies relating to program operations. Makes revisions to current policies as required, ensuring compliance with the standards set by the company and the client agency.
  • Assesses needs of programs staff and provides regularly scheduled supervision and/or training to address those needs.
  • Provides case consultations and one-to-one counseling for difficult inmates of when serious incidents occur.
  • Provides supervision to all programs staff to include but not limited to Education Director, Case Management Coordinator, Unit Managers and Inmate Records.
  • Conducts departmental staff performance reviews.
  • Serves as committee member on training, budget and policy review boards.
  • May assist management in the establishment of long-range plans and corresponding schedules to achieve facility goals and objectives.
  • Responds on a 24-hour, 7-day basis to significant unusual occurrences.
  • May be required to function as Deputy Warden in his/her absence.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as needed to ensure the effective and successful operation of the facility.


Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Masters degree in education, special education, educational administration or psychology.
  • Must possess a current Provisional or Standard Oklahoma Administrator Certificate.
  • Must possess a standard Oklahoma Teaching Certificate and three years of experience in classroom teaching or educational administration.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting a doctorate in one of the above areas for one year of the requiredexperience.
  • Knowledge, skills, and attributes at this level include knowledge of current school administration principles and practices; of modern teaching methods; of the psychology of exceptional behavior; of methods of testing, of learning disabilities; and of state educational program standards. Ability is required to plan a school curriculum; to evaluate instructional procedures; to conduct teachers meetings; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; and to carry out other routine school operations.
  • Experience in a correctional security and rehabilitative programs. Five (5) years’ experience managing a correctional education program preferred or at least three (3) years of experience in a supervisory capacity.
  • College coursework and advanced training in behavioral sciences, correctional services or related field preferred.
  • Must possess a working knowledge of program objectives, policies, procedures, correctional laws, applicable court orders and requirements for managing a secure correctional facility.
  • Skill in interpretation of policies and procedures and appropriate application to work situations.
  • Must be mature, flexible, intellectually alert, able to command the respect and confidence of inmates and staff, and philosophically committed to the objectives of the facility.