30+ days ago


San Diego, CA


The Treatment Counselor implements one on one and group substance abuse counseling services to residents assigned to the treatment program.

The successful candidate should be able to perform ALL of the following functions at a pace and level of performance consistent with the actual job performance requirements.

Interviews and assesses prospective program participants, and gathers data using appropriate screening and assessment instruments. Establishes rapport with participants and determines individual and group needs based on results of screening and assessment instruments and other collateral sources.

Facilitates individual and group treatment interventions, in accordance with CoreCivic partner agencies, and prevailing state regulations, statutes, p, licies and procedures. Uses standardized offender assessment information in developing treatment plans or specific programs.

Facilitates participant engagement in the treatment process, promoting positive attitudes, skills, coping mechanisms to encourage on-going recovery. Plans participant incentives and uses appropriate therapeutic tools to manage behavioral issues or concerns.

Maintains the confidentiality of clinical files for each participant to include, but not limited to, intake documents, assessment(s), and interview(s), treatment plan, treatment plan reviews, progress notes, discharge summary, and referrals, according to written protocols and in compliance with prevailing laws and regulation(s).

Documents and tracks treatment plans, monitors inmate progress and reviews status of inmates/residents to verify that treatment and therapeutic programs are completed.


Graduate from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work or a closely related field is required.

Three years of full-time counseling experience with a criminal justice population in a substance use disorder program is required.

Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Must possess a California Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Counselor Certification (From CCAPP-CADC or LAADC), (CAADE-CATC) or (CADTP-CAODC or SUDCC).

Minimum age requirement: Must be at least 18 years of age.

A valid driver's license is required.