Apply Now

Counselor - Correctional Recovery Academy

Shirley, MA, USA Req #1553
Tuesday, September 15, 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.

Using a cognitive-behavioral skill building and therapeutic community approach, Spectrum's correctional treatment programs teach participants practical ways to achieve a law abiding life, free from drugs and crime. Today, Spectrum provides a range of services to more than 6,500 criminal offenders each day.


The Correctional Recovery Academy (CRA) Counselor facilitates psycho-educational groups and provides individual treatment planning to a caseload maintained by the counselor. The Correctional Recovery Academy (CRA) is a Modified Therapeutic Community approach to reducing relapse and recidivism through facilitating and modeling appropriate social skills as well as effective relapse prevention. The program is a residential community of male inmates. Provides counseling services to offenders in the assigned treatment program. This position also works closely with Massachusetts Department of Corrections (MA DOC) staff to coordinate all program services and provide information for case management/records management as needed.  

This position is located within MCI Shirley Minimum.

Schedule is Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm. May require the ability to work one evening shift (12:00pm-8:00pm or 1:00pm-9:00pm) per week. *Talk to your interviewer for more details!*

Pay rate is $21.87 ($45,500/year) 

Spectrum also offers great opportunities for advancement and comprehensive benefits, including a generous paid time off policy and education assistance!


  • State Certification as a CADC/LADC preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required
  • 2 years experience in the Chemical Dependency field preferred.
  • Corrections experience preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

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 $45,500.00
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
  • Shirley, MA, USA