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Counselor - Youthful Offender

Company: Spectrum Health Systems
Location: Chesapeake
Posted on: November 13, 2023

Job Description:

Counselor - Youthful Offender

Chesapeake, VA, USA
Req #3302

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Since 1969, Spectrum Health Systems, Inc . has been a leader in the field behavioral/mental health treatment. Our mission is to provide the highest quality of services to individuals seeking treatment for substance use disorder 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.

*Offering a $5,000 bonus!*

Location: Chesapeake, VA. Indian Creek Correctional Center houses 1,000+ inmates and operates a Cognitive Therapeutic Community (CTC) program. This is a 9-12-month program with a three-phase model which includes Pre-Treatment, Primary Treatment, and Aftercare.

Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 4:00 pm OR 7:45 am - 4:45 pm with a 1-hour unpaid lunch break.

Pay Rate: 52,000 ($25.00/hr.). Candidates with a CSAC, CADC, or equivalent certification/license are eligible for $58,000 ($27.88/hr.)

The Youthful Offender Counselor is responsible for:

  • Facilitating psycho-educational and process group sessions as defined by specified curriculum for Youthful Offenders.
  • Providing individual counseling according to timeframes established per program and documenting each sessions according to policies and procedures.
  • Maintaining clinical records in accordance with contractual and Spectrum standards.
  • Soliciting external guest speakers to provide presentations, seminars, and other activities that are pro social and pro recovery.
  • Serving as a role model/mentor for inmates while maintaining professional boundaries and addressing program participant issues, concerns, and inappropriate behaviors promptly and in accordance with Spectrum's clinical design.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Services field is required.
  • State certification as a Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) in the state of Virginia or similar certification/license recognized by the Virginia Board of Professional Counselors is required within two (2) years of signing job description.


    • Health, dental, vision insurance
    • Paid time off
    • Tuition reimbursement
    • 401k with company contribution
    • Discounts on wide array of services/entertainment

      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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