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Counselor - General Population Services

Shirley, MA, USA Req #1651
Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Since 1969, Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. has been a leader in the field of alcohol and drug abuse treatment. Our mission is to provide the highest quality of services to individuals seeking treatment for substance abuse and/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.

The General Population Services (GPS) Counselor ensures that all inmates are provided with education in the assigned curriculum approved by the Department of Correction and are responsible for written documentation in the case records. This position also participates in a multi-disciplinary team meeting on a weekly basis or as directed.

This position is located at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, MA.

Schedule is Monday-Friday, 8 AM-4 PM. 

As this position is contracted by the Massachusetts Department of Correction, the starting salary of $37,000 is non-negotiable ($17.78 per hour).
Spectrum offers comprehensive benefits, including, but not limited to: health/dental/vision/voluntary insurances, paid time off, 401k with company match, tuition reimbursement options!

  • Bachelor's degree/Master's degree or equivalent experience in criminal justice, human services, education or closely related field required.
  • DOC experience and/or Alcohol/Drug certification preferred.
  • A good candidate for this position would have excellent time management and organization skills, be able to function well independently as well as in a team setting, and possess excellent case management skills.
  • Some substance abuse knowledge is preferred.

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. 

Other details

  • Job Family Counselor
  • Job Function Counselor
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Hiring Rate $37,000.00
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
  • Shirley, MA, USA