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Corrections CaseworkersHuman Services
Average Military Salary
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.
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 programs
- Interviewing and counseling methods
- Treatments for drug and alcohol abuse
- Psychological testing techniques
- Interest in working with people
- Patience in dealing with problems that take time and effort to overcome
- Sensitivity to the needs of others
- Listening and communication skills
Related Civilian Careers
- Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
- Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers