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Internal Number: 016
Are you looking for a career where you can make a difference in someone's life?
The Weld County Sheriff's Office is recruiting for a Corrections Counselor II for the jail. This is a professional correctional counseling position that provides crisis intervention and short-term counseling to inmates. Counselors provide psycho-educational groups including cognitive behavioral based programs to inmates. They work in collaboration with security and medical staff concerning inmate related problems. Counselors conduct suicide assessment and mental health screening for inmates with follow up supervision.
Provide short-term, individual counseling services and case management to inmates.
Develop and update case plans, including documentation and maintenance of counseling files.
Provide psycho-educational groups, including cognitive behavioral based programs to inmates.
Respond to “Inmate Request Forms” and “Mental Health Referral forms” per policy.
Facilitate suicide staffing and mental health evaluations as needed and prepare progress notes, EMR documentation, case plan development, and follow up supervision.
Complete “Psychiatric Medication Reviews” for inmates.
Consult with medical staff regarding psychiatric medication and treatment of mentally ill inmates.
Help resolve housing conflicts between inmates that occur as a result of pod assignment. Consult with staff for resolution.
Enter general population living area to discuss programs, problem solve and maintenance of good order and discipline with inmates. Ensure that appropriate security precautions are followed when working with inmates.
Establish and maintain working relationships with community agencies for consultation, evaluation, therapy and other social services support for in-house programs and initiate inmate referrals to the community.
Provide in-service training to jail staff.
Other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education: Bachelor's degree in agency counseling, clinical psychology, or related field.
Required Experience: Two years of experience in counseling, including facilitation skills of therapeutic/education groups.
Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities: Must be able to practice psychotherapy and/or provide substance use treatment in the State of Colorado in accordance with the rules set by the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies.
Valid State-issued driver’s license
The Weld County Sheriff's Office prohibits employees from having visible body markings (including but not limited to tattoos, body art, and branding) on the head, face, neck, hand and fingers (any area below the wrist bone).
If you move forward in the hiring process you will be required to pass the pre-employment screening: oral board, background check, polygraph and drug screen.
Home to 31 incorporated municipalities, including growing cities, charming towns, thriving businesses and thousands of acres of prime agricultural land. As Colorado’s third largest county, Weld County covers 3,987 square miles in the northern part of the state and is larger than the size of Rhode Island, Delaware and the District of Columbia combined. The climate is dry and generally mild with warm summers, mild winters and a growing season of approximately 138 days. The land surface is fairly level in the east, with rolling prairies and low hills near the western border. Elevations in the county range from 4,400 to 5,000 feet. The South Platte River and its tributaries, the Cache la Poudre, the Big Thompson, the Little Thompson, the St. Vrain, and other smaller streams, flow into Weld County from the south and west, leaving the county on the east. With available services, location, resources and livability, Weld County offers unbounded opportunity for families to live, work and play. We have one more important ingredient as well: A positive attitude toward growth. For information regarding Weld County demographics, please click here and look under the Helpful Information section. We love being here, and we’d love having you here too!