Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

  • Treatment Counselor (Jail Division III)

    Job Location US-FL-Tampa
    Job ID
    2018-1386
  • Salary Minimum

    USD $51,105.60/Yr.

    Salary Maximum

    USD $87,856.91/Yr.

    Overview

    Perform professional duties pertinent to the intake, counseling, treatment, and case management of inmates within the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office jail facilities. Inmate rehabilitation is provided primarily through substance abuse treatment programs with other supplemental life skills classes. Incumbents must be able to facilitate adult inmate counseling and education within both group and individual settings.

    Schedule

    Monday - Friday, Normal business hours

    Probation

    Twelve-month initial probationary period

    Location (Subject to Change)

    Falkenburg Road Area

    Major Duties (Not Limited to the Following)

    Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.

     

    • Interview adult inmates via psychosocial assessment, interpret the results, and create a tailored treatment plan with inmate.
    • Counsel inmates regarding program requirements and behavioral expectations of the inmate during program participation through the initial inmate orientation and continuous reminders (e.g., one-on-one sessions, group sessions).
    • Facilitate psychoeducational groups and individual counseling on a daily basis for topics (e.g., substance abuse, domestic violence, parenting, life skills) that provide skills towards rehabilitating inmates.
    • Perform administrative duties such as the preparation and update of case files (e.g., week-ending notes) and progress reports; complete and submit other necessary forms and reports generated during an inmate’s participation in the program as needed.
    • Review and maintain accountability of the maintenance of client history files.
    • Communicate with various agency representatives (e.g., Court System, Department of Corrections, Department of Children and Families (DCF)), to facilitate the coordination of services and gathering of needed information.
    • Create a tailored aftercare plan with inmate making referrals for community resources to assure a smooth transition upon release.
    • Perform administrative duties such as the preparation and update of case record information and close out procedures of case records when inmates complete or are terminated from the program.
    • Participate in staff meetings.
    • Assist in the enhancement and development of public and private community linkages that will facilitate a smooth transition for inmates released back into the community.
    • Assist in the preparation of statistical and narrative reports documenting program activities, progress toward meeting stated goals and objectives, future program strategies, and outcomes.
    • Participate in various in-service training programs and other trainings in the community.
    • May train other professional personnel.
    • Perform other related duties as required.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Considerable knowledge of individual and group counseling methods and techniques.
    • Considerable knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations concerning treatment and educational programs.
    • Considerable knowledge of physiological, psychological, and sociological aspects of alcohol and other drug abuse and dependency.
    • Considerable knowledge of needs, problems, attitudes, and behavior patterns of substance abuse clients.
    • Considerable knowledge of human behavior, social problems, and community resources.
    • Considerable knowledge of professional ethics related to the counseling profession.
    • Skill in the application of interviewing techniques.
    • Ability to use a computer and related software.
    • Ability to identify and determine individual treatment needs.
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
    • Ability to clinically review and supervise the maintenance of client files.
    • Ability to administer and interpret test results.
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
    • Ability to solve problems.
    • Ability to interpret laws, regulations, and policies.
    • Ability to work in a jail environment of inmates without reacting in a negative manner and project a professional image at all times.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Note: Applicants must meet the following requirement(s) to be considered minimally qualified for the job.

     

    A bachelor’s degree from an accredited* four-year degree granting college or university with preferred major in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, Nursing, Rehabilitation, Special Education, Health Education, or related human services field; and
    Three years of professional level experience in guidance and rehabilitative counseling, substance abuse counseling; mental or behavioral health counseling, or clinical social work with an adult population.
    OR
    A master's degree from an accredited* four-year degree granting college or university with preferred major in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, Nursing, Rehabilitation, Special Education, Health Education, or related human services field; and
    Two years of professional experience in guidance and rehabilitative counseling, substance abuse counseling; mental or behavioral health counseling, or clinical social work with an adult population.

     

    *Accreditation must be from the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) accredited and/or the US Department of Education (USDE)

     

    Preferred Qualifications: 
    Five years experience in group facilitation.

    Five years experience working in Substance Abuse/Mental Health counseling, Group/Individual counseling sessions and life skills education classes. 

    Five years experience with completing Psycho-social assessments, weekly progress notes and treatment plans.

    Additional Requirements

    • Depending on area of assignment, incumbents may be required to possess a valid Florida Driver License at time of employment. Driving history will be thoroughly reviewed and may be grounds for disqualification.
    • No visible tattoos on face. Tattoos on hands, neck, or arms must be covered with white, black, or neutral colored covering.
    • No illegal drug sale within lifetime.
    • No illegal drug use within the past 36 months. No marijuana use within the last 24 months.
    • No felony convictions within lifetime.
    • No misdemeanor convictions involving perjury, false statement, or domestic violence within lifetime.
    • Prior military personnel must not have a dishonorable discharge from any branch of the United States Armed Forces, the United States Coast Guard, National Guard, or Reserve Forces.
    • Successful completion of a criminal background investigation including polygraph, reference/employment/neighborhood checks, medical evaluation, and drug screening.

    Benefit Information

    Benefits include but are not limited to:
     
    - Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance coverage
    - Florida Retirement System and Deferred Compensation
    - Paid time off including sick, vacation, and holiday time
    - Employee Assistance Program
    - Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
    - Employee incentives for educational degrees and bilingual (Spanish) abilities
    - Tuition reimbursement
    - Paid training

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