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Detention Counselor (Supervisor)
at Jefferson County Jobs
Pay: $53992.3 to $83688.1/year
$53992.3 - $83688.1
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2540531
Overall Job Objective
- Directs, coordinates and oversees operations of the counseling unit to include planning counseling programs for inmates, reviewing and developing policies and procedures, expanding and coordinating a network of outside community services to be used as information/referral sources for inmates; evaluates program effectiveness, including individual counselors' performance.
- Assigns and supervises the activities of subordinate Counselors, GED specialist and classification counselor.
- Ensures adherence to established policies, procedures and standards; advises and assists subordinates as necessary.
- Prepares work schedules of employees assigned to the Counseling Unit; assigning and approving watch schedules, sick leave, vacation or compensatory time.
- Serves as member of various committees and community boards, attending meetings and providing input based on expertise, experience, and observations as appropriate.
- In coordination with the Detention Services Manager, evaluate the inmate classification and behavioral management program, recommending modifications as appropriate.
- Essential Duties
- Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of interpersonal counseling and the needs of jail inmates.
- Considerable knowledge of alcohol, drug and controlled substance abuse/addiction, and common physical and mental health treatment and therapeutic approaches.
- Considerable knowledge of a variety of human services and mental health agencies available in the County.
- General knowledge of the principles of supervision, organization and administration.
- Ability to exercise tact, courtesy and finesse in frequent contact with inmates, their families, attorneys, clergy and others concerned with the welfare of individual inmates.
- To be qualified for this position, at the time of hire, each applicant must possess the following:
- Master's Degree in counseling, psychology, social work or a related field
- 6-9 years of progressively responsible experience providing counseling and/or casework services.
- Must possess clinical/administrative supervision of a counseling staff (preferably in a correctional or institutional setting
- Any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
- Must possess a valid Colorado Driver's License
- Colorado Notary Certification - within 1 year.
The hiring process consists of: application review, written exam, oral interview, polygraph, complete background investigation. The successful candidate must also pass a medical, drug screen and psychological test.
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