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CoreCivic Treatment Counselor, Community Corrections in San Diego, California

$25.84 / hour

CoreCivic is currently seeking Treatment Counselors in our Community Corrections residential treatment program.

The successful candidate should be able to perform ALL of the following functions at a pace and level of performance consistent with the actual job performance requirements.

  1. Interviews and assesses prospective program participants, and gathers data using appropriate screening and assessment instruments. Establishes rapport with participants and determines individual and group needs based on results of screening and assessment instruments and other collateral sources.

  2. Facilitates individual and group treatment interventions, in accordance with CoreCivic partner agencies, and prevailing state regulations, statutes, policies and procedures. Uses standardized offender assessment information in developing treatment plans or specific programs.

  3. Facilitates participant engagement in the treatment process, promoting positive attitudes, skills, coping mechanisms to encourage on-going recovery. Plans participant incentives and uses appropriate therapeutic tools to manage behavioral issues or concerns.

  4. Maintains the confidentiality of clinical files for each participant to include, but not limited to, intake documents, assessment(s), and interview(s), treatment plan, treatment plan reviews, progress notes, discharge summary, and referrals, according to written protocols and in compliance with prevailing laws and regulation(s).

  5. Documents and tracks treatment plans, monitors residents progress and reviews status of residents to verify that treatment and therapeutic programs are completed.

  6. Prepares evaluation/transition plans five (5) days prior to resident’s release from program.


  • High School diploma, GED certification or equivalent is required.

  • Registrationwith an accredited Certification board is required

  • Mustpossess or obtain an Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Counselor Certification by anaccredited certifying organization within one (1) year of hire date.

  • Minimum age requirement: Must be at least 18 years of age.

  • A valid driver's license is required.

CoreCivic is a Drug-Free Workplace & EOE including Disability/Veteran.