Human Resources Office
Herman "Butch" Kelly
McLennan County Records Building
214 N. 4th St., Suite 200
Waco, TX 76701
Phone: (254) 757-5158
Job-line: (254) 757-5255
Fax: (254) 757-5073
McLennan County Community
Supervision & Corrections Department
(CSCD – Adult Probation)
(Not a Department of McLennan County Government)
New Job Vacancy
Counselor Senior (Grant Funded
$3780.00 Per Month
+ Excellent Benefits
Until Filled or Closed
considered, interested candidates must submit a McLennan County CSCD Employment Application
to the Human Resources Department along with a current resume, a copy of an official
college transcript, and copies of applicable licensure/certification. Mandatory
drug and alcohol test is required. Employment is contingent on acceptable results
of criminal and employment background check. Not every candidate will be interviewed.
The hiring department will determine which candidates will be selected for an interview.
Responsible for planning, developing, implementing,
delivering and monitoring the Department’s Counseling Only Program (primarily substance
abuse intervention) which services offenders under community supervision.
Coordinates the day-to-day management of the
Counseling Only Program and supervises assigned staff.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
Duties, responsibilities as outlined in job summary
as well as:
implements, monitors, evaluates, and revises various elements of treatment programming,
utilizing a cognitive-behavioral model to include but not limited to issues of substance
abuse, individual/family counseling, crisis intervention, and dual diagnosis.
counseling services and carries a regular counseling caseload for the McLennan County
Community Supervision and Corrections Department (Adult Probation).
CSCD Administration in hiring, training, coaching, coordinating and evaluating treatment
counselors’ adherence to departmental rules and guidelines, i.e. work hours, absences,
tardiness, training requirements, credentialing, etc.
the quality and timeliness of counselors’ work and documentation efforts using direct
observation and management reports
counselor(s) and counselor intern(s) and takes corrective action with staff, as
necessary, in compliance with all applicable policies and procedures, and performs
reviews of staff performance.
mutual relationships with local universities in order to maintain a sufficient number
of eligible interns working towards the LCDC, LPC and/or LMSW credential.
in developing and maintaining appropriate intern training certifications.
to monthly statically data to Supervisor as directed.
evidence based programs and the ability to implement them.
screening, assessment, group/individual counseling services to address the criminogenic
needs of high risk/high needs offenders and make referrals to community resources
closely with specialized and regular community supervision officers (CSOs) and serves
as a team member of the McLennan County CSCD Substance Abuse Treatment Team.
in specialized training relative to substance abuse, crisis management, group and
individual and family counseling, cultural, ethnic and gender diversity topics. Conducts staff training periodically.
treatment sessions and contacts with program participants.
Formulates progress reports, discharge plans and summaries to the assigned
CSO and/or other interested parties.
assessment services to probationers temporarily incarcerated in the McLennan County
Jail and testifies in court hearings as needed.
duties related to and participates in special project committees.
Other duties as assigned.
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Driving personal automobile, reading,
bending, sitting, standing, walking, kneeling, speaking, hearing, lifting case files,
significant computer data entry, ability to manage stress in meeting deadlines and
change, and other physical efforts as required.
Uses telephone, cellular phone, computer, printer, copier and
fax machine. Position requires at least a 40-hour week under potentially
stressful conditions in order to accomplish
service provision and managerial duties of the Department.
ENVIROMENTAL FACTORS: Conducts face-to-face contact with offenders
and their families. Works indoors and
outdoors. Comes in contact with criminal
courts, courthouse personnel, law enforcement,
and community/state agencies.
Works with offenders who have been convicted of felony and/or misdemeanor offenses.
EDUCATION ~ SKILLS ~ EXPERIENCE ~ REQUIREMENTS:
degree conferred by an institution of higher education
preferred. Degree accreditation by an organization
recognized by the Higher Texas Education Coordinating Board.
at least one of the following credentials: LCDC, LPC, LMSW, LMFT, or LMSW-ACP.
5 years experience with substance
abuse populations required.
Additional experience with offender and mental health populations
the ability to counsel and facilitate substance abuse and behavioral intervention
with cognitive/behavioral models of treatment as well as the 12-step model, assessment
and clinical documentation preferred.
in the supervision of employees preferred.
Texas Driver’s License.
automobile and proof of valid liability insurance
EFFECTIVE JOB SKILLS ~QUALIFICATIONS ARE DESIRED:
Positive interpersonal skills.
to effectively manage and supervise staff.
to cooperate with others of diverse backgrounds, cultures of interests.
to command and earn the respect of others.
to work, and to exceed minimum expectations.
conflict resolution skills.
Effective written and verbal communication skills.