Treatment Counselor - Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center

Recruits Lab - Grants, NM


  • Graduate from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Counseling, or Social Work
  • One year of experience in substance abuse or mental health counseling field
  • Must have current NM LSAA , LADAC or LMHC licensure
  • Must have current drivers license
  • Must be 18 years of age



Current or previous employ of a federal, state or local government



We do more than manage inmates, we care for people. We are currently seeking Treatment Counselors who have a passion for making lasting changes in the lives of offenders, as we set the standards of care in the industry. The facility will be providing pre-release preparation programming and substance abuse treatment to inmates with 24 months or less to serve. This is your opportunity to make a satisfying career even more rewarding. The Treatment Counselor implements a wide range of alcohol and drug use programs and provides mental health and substance abuse counseling services to inmates/residents assigned to the treatment program(s). 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, partner agency, 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 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 inmate progress and reviews status of inmates/residents to verify that treatment and therapeutic programs are completed.

Posted On: Thursday, January 2, 2020

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