Corrections Caseworkers

Military Career

General Information

Description

Corrections caseworkers provide individual and group counseling and assist awardees and prisoners in achieving successful transition back to military life. They perform initial and weekly reviews, and assist in prisoner or awardee evaluation. They monitor and report significant behavioral changes and participate in treatment, clemency, parole, and work assignments. They also review and apply policies and directives, and support communication between unit and confined personnel.

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Work Environment

Corrections caseworkers  usually work in offices or clinics.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Comparable Industries

  • State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
  • Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
  • Individual and Family Services
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Military Outlook

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Salary

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 86%
  • Some college 6%
  • Master's degree 6%
  • High school 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Military training

All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Corrections caseworkers develop skills in meeting the social and psychological needs of service members primarily through on-the-job learning in various healthcare environments. Training content may include: Orientation to counseling and social service programsInterviewing and counseling methodsTreatments for drug and alcohol abusePsychological testing techniques

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Knowledge

  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Psychology
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • English Language
  • Public Safety and Security

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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