Treatment Counselor


P rofessionalism. R espect. I ntegrity. D uty. E xcellence. These words summarize the vision, mission and values of CoreCivic. Each day, PRIDE is personified by each member of the CoreCivic family as they work to make a positive impact in the communities they serve.
At CoreCivic, we do more than manage inmates, we care for people. CoreCivic is currently seeking Treatment Counselors who have a passion for providing the highest quality care in an institutional setting. The Treatment Counselor implements a wide range of alcohol and drug use programs and provides case management and counseling services to inmates/residents assigned to the treatment program(s).
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.
1. 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.
2. Facilitates individual and group treatment interventions, in accordance with CCA, partner agency, and prevailing state regulations, statutes, policies and procedures. Uses standardized offender assessment information in developing treatment plans or specific programs.
3. Facilitates participant engagement in 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.
4. 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).
5. Documents and tracks treatment plans, monitors inmate progress and reviews status of inmates/residents to verify that treatment and therapeutic programs are completed.
6. Plans, develops and conducts seminars, workshops and specialized training programs in the specific areas of treatment and prevention.
7. Prepares and assists administrative and supervisory staff in development of a variety of standard narrative, statistical, summary and/or operational records, reports and logs, using appropriate grammar, to include filing, alphabetizing and labeling. Properly processes all reports and documents in a timely manner.
8. Assists in supervising inmates/residents assigned to treatment programs, and enforces policies and rules governing inmate conduct to maintain the safety and security of facility operations.
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More about CoreCivic!

Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee with over 70 facilities nationwide, CoreCivic is the leader in partnership corrections with a growing presence in:



  • CoreCivic Safety, a national leader in high quality corrections and detention management;



  • CoreCivic Properties, offering a wide range of innovative, cost-saving government real estate solutions;



  • CoreCivic Community, a growing network of residential re-entry centers to help tackle America's recidivism crisis.


With opportunities in correctional security, education, and healthcare, CoreCivic has a position that's perfect for you.
Each CoreCivic facility is like a small town. Our correctional facilities feature kitchens, dining halls, places of worship, classrooms, vocational training centers, health care clinics, recreational areas, housing units, administrative offices and more. Working together, we provide hundreds of services and perform countless tasks every day. Teamwork is a way of life for CoreCivic employees and how we are able to provide the industry's highest quality safety and security around the clock.
CoreCivic offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes Health, Dental, Vision, Life, PTO, Paid Holidays, 401(k) with company match and paid training!
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Graduate from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work or a closely related field is required. One year of experience in the mental health or substance use counseling field is required. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis. Where applicable, must possess appropriate licensure/certification. A valid driver's license is required. Minimum age requirement: Must be at least 21 years of age. CCA is a Drug Free Workplace & EOE.
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Company Description:

Each day, CCA employees operate according more than 500 strict performance guidelines developed by the American Correctional Association. They abide by the strong sense of accountability that has guided our company for more than a quarter-century. They also follow the requirements of our many federal, state and local government partners.


Our more than 16,000 employees also answer to a higher call – one that unites all of us from facility to facility, from coast to coast. It's called The CCA Way, and it's a set of values and principles that keeps us on the same page and doing our best each moment of every day. These values distinguish CCA from other providers in our industry, and our staff from other corrections professionals.


The CCA Way is more than a catchphrase – it’s a descriptor used for many years by CCA employees, our competitors, and our partners to highlight our company’s unique approach and industry leadership.


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