Position Title: Lead Counselor – CCF
Location: CVCSCD-CCF/Bryant Blvd, Female Community Corrections Facility (CCF)
Job Type: Full-Time
Open: March 8, 2018
The Lead Counselor works under the guidance of the Program Director and works at least 40 hours per week. The Lead Counselor is responsible for providing comprehensive counseling services/classroom instruction and guidance to a resident caseload in the areas of substance abuse, emotional and mental health issues, and life skills within the scope of CCF programming, policies and procedures, and DSHS standards.
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Utilizes various CCF approved instruments for the evaluation and assessment of CCF residents in the areas of: substance abuse, mental/emotional health issues and life skills.
- Works with the Program Director in the development and implementation of programs relating to the rehabilitation and treatment of CCF residents.
- Assists in the intake and orientation of new residents.
- Provides accurate and appropriate documentation of the CCF residents as to their attendance, progress, cooperation and needs regarding the treatment program.
- Provides daily counseling and assistance to the residents on an individual or group basis as the need arises.
- Attends and participates in resident staffing.
- Assures that the CCF residents’ rights are protected, and reports any violations to the CCF Assistant Director and/or Director.
- Adheres to licensure standards/rules governing confidentiality.
- May be required to transport residents in an emergency situation.
- Reports any and all personnel problems to Program Director.
- Is knowledgeable of and uses universal precautions when dealing with residents.
- Conducts self in a professional manner with colleagues in the criminal justice system, with offenders, with victims, and with the public.
- Complies with CJAD Standards; Residential Code of Ethics; LCDC/ LPC Code of Ethics; Departmental policies and procedures.
- Performs other duties as required.
- Minimum Bachelor’s 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, family studies, psychology, sociology, or related field approved by Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).
- Must possess certification as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor or be a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, or Licensed Professional Counselor.
- Two (2) years experience as a Qualified Credentialed Counselor (QCC) preferred.
- 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 meet the physical demands of the position which may include bending, pushing, pulling, lifting up to 50 pounds, standing and/or sitting for extended periods of time.
- Ability to work in stressful situations and controlled environment
- Ability to operate various office equipment and equipment needed to assess residents.
- Ability to travel as required.
- Ability and training to administer CPR and/or first aid in an emergency situation
- Have the ability to utilize a personal computer.
- Be able to work independently and efficiently.
- Possess skills to communicate effectively (verbal ,written and listening)
- Ability to work a flexible schedule to include evenings, weekends and holidays
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Ability to conduct fair and objective investigations
- Possess good judgment and sound decision making skills.
- Ability to take direction and critique from supervisory and administrative personnel.
- Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License (if employee is coming to this position from
another state, this requirement must be met no later than thirty days following date of employment); Must have a good driving record
- Must have a telephone number at which they can be reached
- Must maintain the appropriate automobile insurance
- Must maintain appropriate dress and appearance as indicated in Concho Valley Community Supervision and Corrections Department policies