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Colorado Department Of Corrections CDOC Addiction Counselor LCF in Limon, Colorado

Description of Job CURRENT VACANCIES: Buena Vista, Canon City, Denver, Limon and Sterling; however, we are accepting applications for all locations. The eligibility list created from this posting will be used to fill current and future vacancies throughout the state. State correctional facilities are located in Crowley, Buena Vista, Canon City, Delta, Denver, Limon, Pueblo, Rifle, Sterling and Trinidad.

This position provides substance use disorder services to the inmate population, to include formal and informal behavioral health evaluations, diagnostic assessments, and clinical interventions. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Serves as consultant for unit staff regarding assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning; Monitors inmate treatment and documentation to assure compliance with standards and to assure continuity of care; Assures accurate Information System behavioral health needs levels, and provides group, brief, and individual treatment; Provides clinical direction to non-clinical staff in behavioral health care and treatment of inmates. Assures continuity of care for inmates by making appropriate referral and providing necessary information and documentation for receiving units, facilities, or agencies; Provides crisis intervention in conjunction with clinical standards regarding mental health professional privilege level; Documents both handwritten and electronically in an accurate and timely manner to provide comprehensive inmate behavioral health records; Communicates directly with inmates regarding their behavioral health care such as consequences of maladaptive behavior and desired and undesirable effects of prescribed behavioral health medication; Listens to inmate concerns and provides counseling and direction; Communicates to advise, counsel, inform and/or guide staff within the clinical unit, the facility, clinical and administrative supervisors and outside agencies to ensure continuity and direction of behavioral health care; Communicates and responds to complaints, problems, transfers, classifications, and inmate behavioral management issues; Responsible for maintaining standards of the program or work unit through compliance with all applicable professional, departmental, organizational and unit standards; Promotes and is accountable for the safety and security of the clinical and correctional environment through conscientious observations, and sensitive item contraband control.

Special Qualifications:

Applicant must possess a master's degree from an accredited institution in one of the following mental health fields (behavioral health sciences): counseling, social work, psychology, or marriage and family therapy. You must attach a copy of your transcripts that contain your name, name of the accredited institution, type of degree received and date degree was conferr

Applicant must possess a current, valid candidacy from the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies as an Addiction Counselor Candidate (AC-C) and as a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (LPC-C).

Please refer to job posting for additional information, found at CDOC.Jobs.