Entry Level Counselor - In-Custody

Job Overview

Our program at the Mule Creek State Prison (MCSP) is an evidenced-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy treatment program within an incarcerated setting that will address substance use disorder, criminal thinking, anger management, and family relationships. The CBT program will encourage male offenders to adopt a pro-social, law abiding lifestyle that helps obtain skills necessary to function as productive members in society, generate alternative solutions, and make decisions about appropriate behavior. AOD Counselors and CBT Facilitators will facilitate a caseload of 12 male offenders during their participation in the program.

The Entry Level Counselor is responsible for assessing participant needs and strengths in support of health and recovery and to assist participants in navigating systems of care. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Facilitates individual counseling treatment sessions with each caseload
  • Evaluates progress of each caseload participant and provides learning experience opportunities and offers clinical support to assist participants in meeting their treatment goals
  • Proactively links participants to both internal and external resources
  • Create a support network for the participant’s pending return to the community
  • Facilitates group counseling sessions and community meetings and teaches classes on various treatment-related topics
  • Responsible for making sure that participant files are in compliance

Education and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must fulfill one of the following:

Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services/Social Sciences, Substance Abuse Certification (certification recognized by DHCS), and minimum of 1 year experience working in addiction and 1 year providing SUDT services.

OR

Associates Degree in Human Services/Social Sciences, Substance Abuse Certification (certification recognized by DHCS), and minimum of 2 years’ experience working in addiction and 1 year providing SUDT services.

OR

High school Diploma or its equivalent, Substance Abuse Certification (certification recognized by DHCS), and minimum of 3 years’ experience working in addiction and 1 year providing SUDT services.

Required:

  • Ability to work with diverse population
  • Ability to receive and maintain CDCR clearance
  • Experience working successfully with issues of substance abuse, mental health, criminal background, and other potential barriers
  • Strong Computer Literacy and Electronic File experience

Desired:

  • Specialized knowledge such as, mental health issues, life skills, vocational training, anger management, incest, criminal behavior, rape crisis, grief, etc.
  • Familiarity with penal codes and the criminal justice system
  • Knowledge of co-occurring disorders and trauma informed treatment and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Treatment 
  • Knowledge of Clinical documentation (treatment plans, progress notes etc.)
  • Bilingual
Compensation: $19.00
Type: Hourly/ Non-exempt
Status: Full Time
Benefits: HealthRIGHT 360 offers a comprehensive benefits package
City: Ione
Hours/wk: 40

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