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Counselor - Life in Recovery Program in Framingham, MA at Spectrum Health Systems

Date Posted: 8/27/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    8/27/2018

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.

This position is currently offering a $1,000 bonus

In 1993, Spectrum established its Correctional Treatment Division to provide specialized treatment to offenders with a history of chronic substance abuse and criminal behavior.  Using a cognitive-behavioral skill building and therapeutic community approach, Spectrum's correctional treatment programs teach participants practical ways to achieve a law abiding life, free from drugs and crime.  Today, Spectrum provides a range of services to more than 6,500 criminal offenders each day, in community-based settings and correctional institutions throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Georgia, Tennessee, and Virginia. 

The Counselor for Female Services ensures that all inmates are provided with education in the assigned curriculum approved by the Department of Correction and are responsible for written documentation in the case records. This position may also have a reentry component where the counselor is responsible for an aftercare caseload where housing and transportation plans are determined and prepared prior to release. This position also participates in a multi-disciplinary team meeting on a weekly basis or as directed. This position is located at MCI Framingham and is located in our 'Life in Recovery' Program. 

A good candidate for this position would have excellent time management and organization skills, be able to function well independently as well as in a team setting, and possess excellent case management skills. Some substance abuse knowledge is preferred. 

Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm, one later day per week possible.  

Spectrum also offers great opportunities for advancement!

Qualifications:

  • BA/MA or equivalent experience in criminal justice, human services, education or closely related field required.
  • DOC experience and/or Alcohol/Drug certification preferred.
  • A good candidate for this position would have excellent time management and organization skills, be able to function well independently as well as in a team setting, and possess excellent case management skills.
  • Some substance abuse knowledge is preferred.

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