The Counselor I or Intern Counselor works under the guidance of the Counselor Supervisor and works at least 40 hours per week. Pay is from $32,870.00 - $37,802.00 annually. The Counselor I or Intern 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.
1. 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.
2. Works with the Program Director in the development and implementation of
programs relating to the rehabilitation and treatment of CCF residents.
3. Assists in the intake and orientation of new residents.
4. Provides accurate and appropriate documentation of the CCF residents as to
their attendance, progress, cooperation and needs regarding the treatment
5. Provides daily counseling and assistance to the residents on an individual or
group basis as the need arises.
6. Attends and participates in resident staffing.
7. Assures that the CCF residents’ rights are protected, and reports any violations
to the CCF Assistant Director and/or Director.
8. Adheres to licensure standards/rules governing confidentiality.
9. Complies with the guidelines of the CCF, as well as CJAD standards/ethics,
DSHS standards/ethics, license standards/ethics, and local, state, and federal
10. May be required to transport residents in an emergency situation.
11. Reports any and all personnel problems to Program Director.
12. Is knowledgeable of and uses universal precautions when dealing with
13. Conducts self in a professional manner with colleagues in the criminal justice
system, with offenders, with victims, and with the public.
14. Complies with CJAD Standards; Residential Code of Ethics; LCDC/ LPC
Code of Ethics; Departmental policies and procedures.
15. Performs other duties as required.
Equivalency of an associate'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, psychology, sociology, ADAC or
related field approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).
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
Ability to work in stressful situations
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 both orally and in writing
Ability to work a flexible schedule to include evenings, weekends and holidays
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.
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