Our Counselor is responsible for planning, coordinating, developing and implementing a professional individual and group counseling program for assigned inmates/clients in compliance with CCS, facility and correctional healthcare directives.
* Current, unrestricted license in state of practice; MA degree in mental health related course of study
* One (1) year experience preferred, but not required; Corrections experience preferred
* Current CPR/BCLS certification
ResponsibilitiesReview inmate/client health information, conducts mental health assessment and, as necessary, make recommendations with regard to the inmates treatment and housing.Provide personal and social adjustment counseling on an individual and group basis in coordination with Administration and other facility programs.Provide direct aid to inmates with personal needs or problems, i.e. sickness, injury, family problems, emergencies, etc.Monitor inmate/client progress. Coordinates problem cases and point out areas in which guidance and development techniques can be improved. Maintain documentation and records.Recommend and conduct training sessions to develop greater proficiency among facility staff in areas of guidance and social adjustment.Recommend medical or psychiatric evaluation for emotional or psychological problems. Evaluate results and take remedial action as warranted.Maintain contact with inmate/client family, as appropriate. Utilize community resources as needed.Promote the development of positive social skills through modeling appropriate behaviors and intervening when inappropriate behaviors are observed. Provide regular feedback to staff regarding social skills procedures and intervention techniques.Maintain accountability of staff, inmates and property; adhere to safety practices.Provide assistance and training regarding Suicide Prevention.There may be a requirement to be on call.Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance.Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may call for deviations.Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations.Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details.Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous basis.Post orders, if applicable, per site contract.Perform other duties as assigned.
CCS is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer