Counselor - High Risk Offender Program -1219 in Shirley, MA at Spectrum Health Systems

Date Posted: 11/14/2019

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    Shirley, MA
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    At least 2 year(s)
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Job Description

Since 1969, Spectrum Health Systems, Inc . has been a leader in the field of alcohol and drug abuse treatment. Our mission is to provide the highest quality of services to individuals seeking treatment for substance abuse and/or mental health issues. We assist our clients in achieving sobriety, sustaining recovery, and fulfilling personal goals in order that they may lead healthier, more productive lives.At Spectrum Health Systems, we take great pride in our organization and in our work. We believe that providing the highest quality service and ensuring that our actions and behaviors are always client-focused place our organization ahead of the rest.

The ideal candidate should have experience working with high risk offenders in a disciplinary segregation environment both individually and in a group setting. Possess strong assessment, interpersonal and counseling skills. Provides individual counseling according to timeframes established per program and documents sessions. Will formulate and identify individual treatment goals / plans for inmates. Facilitates engaging cognitive behavioral, social skills, problems solving and coping skills group sessions as defined by curriculum. Provides case management and coordination of services as needed to support the continuing aftercare of inmates in the program. Maintains very strong boundaries while also establishing good rapport and respect with inmates.  Able to work professionally with DOC Security and Administration. Must follow strict security protocols.

This position typically has an 8:00am-4:00pm schedule, however some evening shifts may be required. Position is located at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center (Shirley, MA).

$21.63 per hour ($45,000 annually). Spectrum offers comprehensive benefits including but not limited to: health/dental/vision/disability insurances, 401k with company contribution, paid time off, and education assistance programs.   


  • At least two year's experience in corrections. and be familiar with the principles and practices in adult male correctional institutions.
  • Bachelor's Degree Require, Master's Degree Preferred, preferably in psychology.
  • Experience diagnosing & treating personality disorders highly preferred.
  • Must have working knowledge of MS Word, Excel & Outlook.

Spectrum Health Systems is an equal opportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against any employee or
applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, disability,sex, sexual orientation or national origin. 

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  • Job Family Counselor
  • Job Function Counselor
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Hiring Rate $21.63
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree