Correctional Counselor Supervisor (#UDDP04)
$56,028.00 Yearly Min / $63,551.00 Yearly Mid / $76,261.00 Yearly Max

Summary Statement

A class incumbent is responsible for supervising counseling staff providing rehabilitation services to adult offenders incarcerated in correctional institutions or assigned to Community Corrections.

  • Supervises a staff of 3-8 professional employees.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Develops, implements, and evaluates treatment programs recommending either modifications or changes as appropriate. 
  • Plans, assigns, reviews and evaluates the work of staff; Conducts staff meetings/conferences and training sessions as required.  Interviews and makes recommendations regarding the selection of candidates for counseling and support positions. 
  • Provides technical guidance to subordinates ensuring that services are provided to inmates/clients and within departmental/institutional constraints. 
  • Serves on a variety of boards and committees. 
  • Conducts individual/group counseling session with inmates/clients, assesses information obtained and develops appropriate treatment plans for the clients. 
  • Prepares a variety of records, reports and summaries and maintains caseload files. 
  • Maintains liaison with institutions, courts, community agencies and organizations concerned with correctional institutions and inmate/client treatment programs and rehabilitation.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Correctional Counselor Supervisor
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Three years experience in case management which includes assessing, planning, developing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating options and services to meet an individuals human service needs.
  2. Three years experience in behavior management such as understanding, explaining, describing and predicting behavior, studying the connection between behavior and its causes and identifying appropriate behavior modification strategies for individual situations.
  3. Three years experience in interpreting laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures.
  4. Three years experience in providing rehabilitation services to adult offenders which includes evaluating progress in attainment of goals and adjusting treatment plans; analyzing social and criminal history; participating in interdisciplinary conferencing.
  5. Six months experience in narrative report writing.
  6. Six months experience in using an automated information system to enter, update, modify, delete, retrieve/inquire and report on data. 
  7. Knowledge of staff supervision acquired through course work, academic training, training provided through an employer, or performing as a lead worker overseeing the work of others; OR supervising staff which may include planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others; OR supervising through subordinate supervisors a group of professional, technical, and clerical employees.