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Senior Counselor

Description: The DOC seeks to recruit a Senior Counselor who will be responsible for implementing and facilitating rehabilitative and behavioral modification treatment programs for the adult inmate population. Under general supervision, He/she will interact daily with adult inmates in designated housing areas, implement rehabilitative and behavioral modification programs and services; coordinate and supervise adult inmates daily living activities; enforce behavioral modification programs and facility rules; actively participate in individual and group treatment activities; support and promote rehabilitation and treatment programs; attend training sessions, workshops, and staff meetings to improve knowledge, skills, and abilities; work with uniformed correctional staff and service providers to achieve rehabilitative program goals; prepare reports and document inmate treatment progress, group interaction, and positive inmate behavior; recommend modifications to treatment plans, mentor inmates exhibiting behavioral problems; encourage positive interactions, behaviors, attitudes, ethics and morals; assist inmates with deescalating conflicts; manage inmate noncompliance with program rules; accompany inmates to facility programs and activities; motivate inmates to maintain general sanitation and hygienic living quarters; and responsible for institution's correctional rehabilitation program. Reviews reports of subordinates and supervises subordinate staff ; collects and monitors data related to unit performance and metrics; submits reports and charts as required; evaluates and makes recommendations regarding institutional correctional rehabilitation programs; monitors, evaluates and helps to develop curricula for group-based counseling services; serves as liaison for Counseling Unit at the facility and Departmental level, collaborating with both uniform and non-uniform staff; organizes and oversees the scheduling of facility-based counseling and social services, creating plans for adequate coverage; trains and on-boards new staff; assists in program recruitment; assists with the completion of special projects as designated by the Director of Counseling Services; directs or participates in in-service training programs.

Salary $ 55,977.00 - $ 64,374.00 (Annual)
Type of Opportunity Full Time
Location East Elmhurst, NY
Field of Study Social Work or a related field
Degree Wanted High School Diploma
Special Skills & Requirements 1. A four year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and five years of satisfactory full-time experience providing direct counseling, guidance, crisis-intervention or informational and referral services, to inmates of a correctional facility, substance abusers or a similar client population; or 2. Education and experience equivalent to "1" above. Thirty (30) semester credits from an accredited college will be considered equivalent to one year of the required experience. However, all candidates must have a four year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and at least two years of experience as described in "1" above. ***Preferred Skills: • Master Degree in Social Work or a related field • Clinical Experience with Justice-Involved or other high-risk populations • Supervisory Experience • Strong organization and project management skills • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of correctional staff; • Ability to exercise independent judgment, prepare written reports and documents; • Knowledge of counseling techniques, behavior modification and intervention techniques; • Ability to mentor and provide positive interaction, guidance and leadership to adult inmate populations; • Excellent writing, communication, inter-personal, analytical, research, problem-solving, and organizational skills.
Company Name New York City Department of Correction (DOC)
Address: 75-20 Astoria Blvd; East Elmhurst, NY 11370
About the Company: The New York City Department of Correction (DOC) provides for the care, custody, and control of persons accused of crimes or convicted and sentenced to one year or less of jail time. The Department manages 12 inmate facilities, 9 of which are located on Rikers Island. In addition, the Department operates two hospital Prison Wards (Bellevue and Elmhurst hospitals) and court holding facilities in each borough.
How To Apply: Please apply online at and search for Job ID# 301010
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