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Addictions Counselor

Staff Today Cañon City, CO
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Staff Today Inc. is currently seeking a Addictions Counselor to work at a correctional facility in Canon City, Colorado. These are registry positions with our company Staff Today Inc.

Job Details:

  • Full Time; 7:30AM-4:30PM


This position provides substance use disorder services to the offender 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 offender 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 offenders.

  • Assures continuity of care for offenders 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 offender behavioral health records;

  • Communicates directly with offenders regarding their behavioral health care such as consequences of maladaptive behavior and desired and undesirable effects of prescribed behavioral health medication;

  • Listens to offender 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 offender 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Applicant must possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in the behavioral health sciences. You must attach a copy of your transcripts that contain your name, name of the college, type of degree received, and date degree was awarded.

  • Applicant must have one year of professional experience as an addiction counselor.


  • Experience as an addiction counselor will substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis.

  • Additional education in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or Marriage and Family Therapy will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis. You must attach a copy of your transcripts that contain your name, name of the college, type of degree received and date degree was awarded.

Special Qualifications:

  • Applicant must possess a current, valid Level II or III Addiction Counselor Certification (CAC II or III) or Addiction Counselor License (LAC) issued by the Colorado State Board of Addiction Counselor Examiners.

Required Competencies:

  • Ability to provide direct behavioral health care to offenders;

  • Ability to provide comprehensive clinical documentation;

  • Ability to work independently;

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate effectively across facility programs and with external stakeholders;

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

  • Must maintain certification/licensure as an addiction counselor;

  • Ability to work with a diverse population of offenders;

  • Strong organizing, planning and prioritizing skills;

  • Keen ability to multi-task and demonstrate flexibility;

  • Ability to provide addiction counseling as part of a multi-disciplinary team;

  • Ability to be creative when implementing therapeutic interventions;

  • Ability to read and comprehend the English language;

  • Ability to effectively communicate fluently in English both verbally and in writing.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience providing addiction treatment to an incarcerated population;

  • Experience providing addiction treatment to a diverse population;

  • Experience working with highly resistive clients;

  • Experience administering Standardized Offender Assessment-Revised (SOA-R) Assessments;

  • Experience providing clinical supervision;

  • Experience providing addiction counseling in an inpatient and outpatient setting.

If interested, please apply through this job post. You may send a copy of your most recent resume and desired pay rate. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Staff Today Inc. at (800) 928-5561 and ask to speak with Francisco Monday-Friday (08:30 AM - 05:00 PM PST).

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Why Work Here?

Our facility’s success is dependent upon our highly motivated clinical professionals working to improve business operations.

About Staff Today Inc (STI): Staff Today Inc (STI) is an independent recruiting and staffing firm headquartered in Covina, California. Staff Today Inc. (STI) hereinafter referred to as STI has pioneered staffing methods and best practice strategies to help you achieve your dynamic career goals. By matching you the candidate with the right type of position to help you achieve your career goals and growth. Company Strategy: Purpose: To be a leader in the staffing industry by providing enhanced services, relationship and profitability. Vision: To provide quality services that exceeds the expectations of our esteemed clients/customers. Philosophy: Our philosophy is simple. We believe we have two clients - our customers and our employees. Our success and reputation is built around each. We know our relationship with both is mutually beneficial and we continually strive to satisfy each at the highest possible level. Mission Statement: The mission of Staff Today Inc is to function as a center and leader of the Staffing industry. Staff Today Inc is a diversified staffing solutions organization, comprised of a cohesive team of innovative people. We are committed to outstanding service for both our clients and employees. We are dedicated to build long term relationships with our employees & clients by: • Exceeding client and employee expectations • Demonstrating professionalism, integrity, and dedication • Developing long-term relationships based on trust and respect • Being socially responsible and making a difference in the community Core values: We believe in treating everyone with respect and integrity• We integrate honesty, integrity and business ethics into all aspects of our business functioning Goals: Nationwide expansion in the staffing & recruitment industry & continue to build a good reputation in the industry.


Cañon City, CO