The Counselor or Intern Counselor works under the guidance of a Supervisor. The Counselor or Intern Counselor is responsible for providing comprehensive counseling services/classroom instruction and guidance to a client caseload in the areas of substance abuse, emotional and mental health issues, and life skills within the scope of CSCD programming, policies and procedures and DSHS Standards.
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Conducts therapeutic group and individual counseling.
2. Completes client psychosocial assessments, develops and revises client treatment
3. Conducts weekly client progress assessments and any reports on client status and
activities as required.
4. Conducts substance abuse education as described by program.
5. Conducts personal and social adjustment training as described by program.
6. Develops referral linkages with community resources.
7. Adheres to licensure standards/rules governing confidentiality.
8. Maintains client files with comprehensive documentation of all treatment activities.
9. Attends staff meetings and training sessions as required.
10. Reports any and all personnel problems to TAIP Supervisor.
11. Initiates and attends Monthly Treatment Team Staffings and Treatment Team
Meetings as needed.
12. Conducts self in a professional manner with colleagues in the criminal justice system,
with offenders, with victims, and with the public.
13. Complies with TDCJ-CJAD Code of Ethics.
14. Performs other duties as required.
4-year degree from an institution of higher education accredited by an accrediting organization
recognized by the Texas Higher Education Board in criminology, corrections, counseling, law,
social work, psychology, sociology, ADAC or related field approved by the Texas Department of
State Health Services (DSHS).
Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
Demonstrated ability to conduct therapeutic counseling for individuals and groups
NCIC/TCIC background check meeting TDCJ PD75 guidelines
Must pass pre-employment drug test
Must possess a solid understanding of the dynamics of the disease of addiction and various
program types pertinent to the addictive personality
Prefer prior working experience in the Criminal Justice System
Ability to work in stressful situations
Ability to operate various office equipment
Have the ability to utilize a personal computer
Be able to work independently and efficiently
Possess skills to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Must possess certification as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor or be a Licensed
Chemical Dependency Counselor, or Licensed Professional Counselor.
Must meet any and all time-framed required standards
Must be a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor-Intern or Licensed Professional Counselor
– Intern in good standing with DSHS.
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ability to conduct fair and objective investigations
Possess good judgment and sound decision making skills
Ability to project and maintain an image consistent with the aims, goals and philosophy
of the Concho Valley Community Supervision and Corrections Department
Ability to effectively and consistently communicate the mission and philosophy of the
Ability to take direction and critique from supervisory and administrative personnel
Ability to follow the philosophy, policies, procedures and directives of the Concho
Valley Community Supervision and Corrections Department
Please note the state will pay 100% of the medical premium for full-time employee-only coverage and 50% of eligible dependents premiums.
Apply in person at 3036 N Bryant Blvd or online here