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First Step Counselor in Framingham, MA at Spectrum Health Systems

Date Posted: 10/20/2018

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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.

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, Georgia, Tennessee, and Virginia.

Opening at MCI - Framingham, a medium security facility for female offenders participating in a post detoxification program. The position allows you to work with offenders in a group setting facilitating groups utilizing the assigned curriculum approved by the Department of Correction and on an individual basis to establish relapse prevention plans prior to the offender's discharge.

Schedule for this position is Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm.
Pay Rate: $35,000/yr


  •  BA/MA or equivalent experience in criminal justice, human services, education or closely related field preferred.
  •  DOC experience and/or Alcohol/ Drug certification also preferred.


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
  • Min Hiring Rate $35,000.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $35,000.00
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree