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  • 500378
  • Full-time
  • Closing date: Sep 21 2021 at 23:55 MST



The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Reentry is dedicated to developing, encouraging, recognizing, and rewarding the professional performance and growth by employees at all levels. The state is proudly served by over 9,000 well-trained corrections professionals who are dedicated to public, staff and inmate safety by effectively employing sound correctional practices, efficient operational procedures, and proven programming opportunities for inmates. Join our team and help to proudly serve our community!


Job Location:


Arizona State Prison Complex ASPC - Tucson
Inmate Programs and Reentry – Counseling & Treatment Services
10000 South Wilmot Road
Tucson, AZ 85734

Posting Details:

Salary:  $60,000.00

Grade: 20

Closing Date: 09/21/2021

Job Summary:

Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Reentry (ADCRR) is seeking a highly qualified individual to hold the primary responsibility for successfully executing the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) grant while ensuring appropriate treatment is provided and in compliance with all laws, rules, policies, and procedures, and grant requirements.
This is a grant-funded position with an estimated end date of June 30, 2022.

Job Duties:

- Carry a full clinical caseload
- Conduct one on one clinical assessments and individual or group counseling sessions
- Facilitate substance abuse education classes and therapy groups with inmate participants
- Oversees inmate peer mentors
- Plans and coordinates guest speakers and volunteer services
- Maintains clinical records, program participation database, and writes individual substance abuse treatment plans and relapse prevention plans
- Monitors and maintains entries into the Recovery Support Specialist (RSS) Arizona Correctional Information System (ACIS) and Turn Out Scheduling System (TOSS)
- Assists in troubleshooting obstacles to program participation and operation
- Assess counseling services/subordinate work products
- Plans and coordinates meetings and training sessions
- Administers evaluations, approves leave, manages schedules, and tracks absences including Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)/extended leave
- Ensures counseling services are provided in accordance with applicable law, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
- Provides clinical supervision and signs off on clinical documentation for non-independently licensed counselors
- Works closely with Offender Operations staff to facilitate communication between addiction treatment counselors and security to ensure maximum utilization of program slots and minimize disruption to unit operations
- Develops and recommends policy and process improvements
- Reviews policies to ensure current practices are accurately reflected
- Attends meetings and completes special projects
- Drives on State business
- Performs other duties appropriate to the assignment

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- Addiction treatment practices and protocol
- Principles and practices of management supervision
- Counseling techniques
- Adult learning processes
- ADCRR policies and procedures
- Security practices
- Personal computer and various software programs
- Business English, grammar, spelling, and punctuation
- Grant management and fiscal expenditures

Skill in:
- Verbal and written communications
- Establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships
- Organization and time management
- Active listening
- Counseling and interviewing
- Computer operation
- Collecting and maintaining accurate data/documentation
- Writing grant reports and clinical records

Ability to:
- Manage and supervise a diverse group of professionals
- Contribute to others counseling skills sets through clinical supervision and mentoring
- Operate a computer and use various software programs
- Deliver program curriculum to inmate participants in a classroom environment
- Interact professionally with inmates in a group setting and one-on-one situations
- Interact professionally with security staff and the public
- Work in a secure prison/correctional environment
- Collect and maintain statistical data
- Work independently with minimal supervision
- Maintain accurate documentation and records

Selective Preference(s):

- Master’s degree from an accredited school
- Three (3) to five (5) years of progressively responsible managerial or supervisory experience
- Correctional experience or knowledge of ADCRR policies and procedures and Arizona Correctional Information System (ACIS)

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Requires possession of, and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records, and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).
Must be licensed in the State of Arizona as a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC); Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC); Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW); or as a Psychologist.
Employment is contingent on the selected applicant passing a background investigation and drug test.


We offer an excellent and affordable comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees:
- Vacation and sick days with 10 paid holidays per year
- Robust and affordable insurance plan to include medical, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability options
- Exceptional retirement program
- Optional employee benefits such as deferred compensation plans, credit union membership, and a wellness program
- An incentivized commuter club and public transportation subsidy program

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).
Enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.
Current ADCRR Employees: Consult with your respective Human Resources Liaison if you are in a different retirement plan than the one indicated above.

Contact Us:

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-255-2430.
Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.