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Position Title: TAIP Outpatient Counselor III
Location: CVCSCD-CCF/Bryant Blvd
Job Type: Full-Time
Work Shift: Day Shift
Salary: $67,186.00

The TAIP Outpatient Counselor III is a professional counseling position for the Concho Valley CSCD TAIP outpatient program.  The basic purpose of this position is to conduct substance abuse assessments and multi-health assessments, make appropriate recommendations, and deliver substance abuse treatment services to high-risk caseload that may also have mental health issues.  Treatment services may include group facilitation, individual counseling, and treatment team meetings.

Posting may close at any time.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Conducts psychosocial assessments and evaluations and provides development of individual treatment plans, documentation of services, and appropriate recommendations for treatment factoring in criminal history and Risk needs assessments.
  2. Reviews requests for additional treatment options.
  3. Works with supervising community supervision officer in continued evaluation and monitoring of probationer.
    1. May be required to work with LMHA to monitor services with substance abusing defendants with mental health risk issues.
  4. Conducts therapeutic group and individual counseling.
  5. Maintains case progress notes for probationer in individual and group sessions.
  6. Interacts with referral agencies and maintains contact with client referral sources.
  7. Advises probationers of outside resources for assistance and coordination of care with internal and /or external resources.
    1. Initiates and attends Monthly Treatment Team Staffings and Treatment Team Meetings as needed.
  8. May plan, develop, and conduct training sessions as needed.
  9. Provides back-up support system to counseling staff in the absence of the TAIP Supervisor.
    1. Complies with TDCJ-CJAD Code of Ethics.
  10. Performs all other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • TO APPLY, must have a Master’s degree or higher in counseling or a related field from an accredited college or university.
  • TO APPLY, must be a fully licensed, master-level counselor as defined by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).  Note: Intern applicants do not meet the criteria for this position.  Acceptable licensure: (LMSW, LPC, LMFT, LCSW).
  • Meet and maintain TDCJ-CJAD training hours requirement.
  • Skilled in counseling and interviewing and has a working knowledge of community referral sources.
  • Knowledge and understanding of CSCD Policies and Procedures.
  • Knowledge and understanding of CJAD Standards.
  • Knowledge of evidence-based supervision and treatment interventions.
  • Knowledge of criminal thinking and how it relates to substance use disorders, crisis intervention techniques, and available resources.
  • Knowledge of advocacy groups, clinical service providers, and community outreach programs.
  • Knowledge of social learning theory and behavior management principles.
  • Knowledge of graduated treatment responses to non-compliance as it relates to substance use disorders.
  • Knowledge of relapse prevention strategies.
  • Knowledge of principles and procedures of case file documentation and computer operating software.
  • Effective and professional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and to make appropriate, sound decisions, and recommendations.
  • Review risk and needs assessments to determine if treatment recommendations are appropriate.
  • Counseling and intervention assistance to those being supervised by CSCD.
  • Developing probationer treatment plans and behavioral contracts to better engage in the treatment process.
  • Motivational interviewing and motivational enhancement techniques.
  • Open to and appropriately responds to constructive feedback given by supervisory staff regarding work performance.
  • Ability to apply counseling theory practice and procedures.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and manage work schedules, deadlines, and special projects.
  • Mastery of departmental information systems to include electronic case management system and related software.

Physical Demands and Work Environment & Other Requirements

While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is regularly required to lift and transport case files to court, sit, walk, and stand. The incumbent must work with unpredictable and potentially violent probationers. Situations may occur in an office setting.