Supervising Counselor

Job Overview

Job and Program Summary

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 Supervising Counselor is responsible for direct supervision of program staff. Ensures that all aspects of the clinical process are functioning efficiently and in compliance. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Directly supervise and train counseling staff
  • Coordinate clinical staff schedules and leads staff meetings
  • Assists in resolving problems
  • Handles aspects of management, direct supervision and mentoring staff
  • Monitor treatment plan development making sure that they match the needs of the participant
  • Supervise seminar scheduling, implement and monitor program educational activities and the administration of the introduction and assessment processes of all participants arriving at the program
  • Ensures that staff maintains accurate documentation on all clients

Education and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must fulfill one of the following:

Bachelor's Degree in Human Services/Social Sciences

And Substance Abuse Certification (certification recognized by DHCS)

And Minimum of 4 years' experience working in addiction

And Minimum of 3 years' experience in a supervisor role


  Associates Degree in Human Services/Social Sciences

And Substance Abuse Certification (certification recognized by DHCS)

And Minimum of 6 years' experience working in addiction

And Minimum of 4 years' experience in a supervisor role 


  • 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


  • 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 
  • Computer Literacy
  • Knowledge of Clinical documentation (treatment plans, progress notes etc.)
  • Bilingual
Compensation: $25.00
Type: Hourly/ Non-exempt
Status: Full Time
Benefits: HealthRight360 offers a comprehensive benefit package
City: Ione
Hours/wk: 40