Bell County
  • 19-Sep-2022 to 05-Feb-2023 (CST)
  • Juvenile Services
  • Killeen, TX, USA
  • 54,802 Annually
  • Other
  • Full Time

Retirement, Vacation, Holidays, Health, Dental/Vision, Sick Time

General Description

Responsible for therapeutic services for residents in a juvenile post-adjudicated residential program. Creates and implements treatment plans for residents based on assessments conducted and prior evaluations available as defined by the program requirements. Conducts therapeutic sessions individually and in group settings utilizing a variety of treatment modalities. Responsible for making appropriate referrals when necessary. Works with a diverse population.

Duties and Responsibilities

The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this position. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the position as necessary.

  • Fulfill all duties related to his/her assignment as directed by the Texas Juvenile Justice Department. This includes, but is not limited to, all policies in accordance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), Texas Family Code, Texas Education Code, Bell County Employee Handbook, Bell County Juvenile Services, and Facility policies and procedures. Duties include, but are not limited to: care of residents, intake and assessment of new residents, developing Individual treatment plans, paperwork, documentation, maintenance of files, conducting monthly reviews with residents, and maintaining contact with probation officer and parents/guardian.
  • Keep the IMPACT Unit Supervisor advised of all critical situations that may arise working as a team with all personnel.
  • Always maintain his/her appearance and appropriate professional behavior.
  • Provide crisis intervention services, cognitive education or counseling in an individual or group setting to residents with mental, emotional, or behavioral health concerns, to include those disrupting or having difficulty adjusting to program rules.
  • Provide information to staff, administration or the judiciary regarding resident's suicidal ideation and gestures, mental health concerns, compliance, progress, etc.
  • Participate in departmental processes, which may include but not limited to staffing to determine program suitability of juveniles awaiting placement; multi-disciplinary team meetings to determine resident's progress; case staffing; training; groups; meetings, etc.
  • Assist in treatment planning, developing intervention programs and recommending resources and services for juveniles.
  • May carry a caseload and be responsible for all case supervision requirements.
  • Discuss with parent/guardian after-care treatment of residents prior to release.
  • Assist in planning, developing and conducting training for staff and volunteers.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Department Chain of Command.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

  1. Must have master's degree conferred by a college or university (accredited by an accrediting organization) and deemed recognizable by the Coordinating Board, Texas College and University system
  2. Must have License in Counseling, Social Work, or other related mental health discipline as issued by the State of Texas.
  3. Must have either: Master's degree in education, counseling, rehabilitation counseling, social work or a closely related field from an accredited college or University, OR Bachelor's degree in criminal justice, psychology, social work or a closely related behavioral or social science AND One year of professional experience in sociology. OR One year at the Rehab/Supportive Counselor (Entry Level) or position equivalent.
  4. One year experience in full-time casework or counseling in a social service, community correctional or juvenile agency that deals with offenders or disadvantaged persons.
  5. Must have a valid Texas Driver's License and proof of adequate liability insurance, and a personal vehicle that is dependable for day-to-day transportation.
  6. Must possess physical stamina to handle potential physical outbursts of violent youth and be able to restrain a child who is resisting.
  7. Must have the ability work with a diverse population.
  8. Must be of good moral character.
  9. No staff member may possess, while on duty, any firearm, illegal weapons, or chemical agents.

Other Qualifications:

Regular attendance is essential. Incumbent must arrive at work on time, prepared to perform assigned duties and work assigned schedule. Incumbent must have the ability to work well with others. Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the position without posing a direct threat to the health and safety of themselves and others. Must be able to effectively use computer software and data systems. Bell County will conduct background checks that will include a criminal background check and may include motor vehicle records, employment records or educational attainment. This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Individual positions may vary slightly in function and requirement.

Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance

Bell County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires the County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

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