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Colorado Department Of Corrections CDOC Addiction Counselor in Buena Vista, Colorado

The Division of Clinical Services is currently offering a $1,000 sign-onbonus for Canon City new hires.Sign-on bonuses will be based on successful completion of the CDOC TrainingAcademy (CTS), and successful performance review and evaluations.Breakout for Canon City$250.00 - Graduation of CTA$250.00 - 6 Month Performance Review$500.00 - 1 Year Performance ReviewWho May Apply: This position is open to Colorado state residents only.However, vacancies that are located within 30 miles of the state border areexempt from the residency requirement. Therefore, applications will beconsidered from residents and non-residents of Colorado for Sterling andTrinidad vacancies.The mission of the Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC) is "Toprotect the citizens of Colorado by holding offenders accountable and engagingthem in opportunities to make positive behavioral changes and become lawabiding, productive citizens"In addition to a rewarding, meaningful career, state employment offers:Distinctive career advancement opportunities throughout the state system;Retirement benefits including PERA Defined Benefit Plan, PERA DefinedContribution Plan, plus 401K and 457 plans;Medical and dental health plans;Paid life insurance;Short and long-term disability coverage;10 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick time;Employee wellness programs;Tuition Reimbursement;Loan Repayment and Forgiveness Programs;Training opportunities and more.Description of JobCURRENT VACANCIES: Canon City, Denver, and Sterling; however, weare accepting applications for all locations. The eligibility list createdfrom this posting will be used to fill current and future vacancies throughoutthe state. State correctional facilities are located in Crowley, BuenaVista, Canon City, Delta, Denver, Limon, Pueblo, Rifle, Sterling and Trinidad.This position provides substance use disorder services to the inmatepopulation, to include formal and informal behavioral health evaluations,diagnostic assessments, and clinical interventions. Responsibilitiesinclude, but are not limited to:Serves as consultant for unit staff regarding assessment, diagnosis, andtreatment planning;Monitors inmate treatment and documentation to assure compliance withstandards and to assure continuity of care;Assures accurate Information System behavioral health needs levels, andprovides group, brief, and individual treatment;Provides clinical direction to non-clinical staff in behavioral health careand treatment of inmates.Assures continuity of care for inmates by making appropriate referral andproviding necessary information and documentation for receiving units,facilities, or agencies;Provides crisis intervention in conjunction with clinical standards regardingmental health professional privilege level;Documents both handwritten and electronically in an accurate and timely mannerto provide comprehensive inmate behavioral health records;Communicates directly with inmates regarding their behavioral health care suchas consequences of maladaptive behavior and desired and undesirable effects ofprescribed behavioral health medication;Listens to inmate concerns and provides counseling and direction;Communicates to advise, counsel, inform and/or guide staff within theclinical unit, the facility, clinical and administrative supervisors andoutside agencies to ensure continuity and direction of behavioral health care;Communicates and responds to complaints, problems, transfers,classifications, and inmate behavioral management issues;Responsible for maintaining standards of the program or work unit throughcompliance with all applicable professional, departmental, organizationaland unit standards;Promotes and is accountable for the safety and security of the clinical andcorrectional environment through conscientious observations, and sensitiveitem contraband control.**You are encouraged to print a copy of this announcement for your records**Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment and AppealR