SOCIAL WORK/COUNSELOR III- Part time / Canon City / Remote

By | October 6, 2022

Job Responsibilities : SOCIAL WORK/COUNSELOR III- Part time / Canon City / Remote

Salary : $2,890 a month

Company : State of Colorado Job Opportunities

Location : Remote US

Educational requirements : High School

Department Information

The Colorado Department of Corrections is committed to the safety of our employees. The CDOC has been working with state and local partners to proactively prevent the spread of COVID-19 within the state prison system.

The Division of Clinical Services is currently offering a $2500 new hire sign-on bonus

for all locations except Headquarters (Colorado Springs).
Sign-on bonuses will be based on successful completion of the CDOC Training Academy (CTA) and successful performance review and evaluations.

Sign-on bonuses will paid out as follows:
  • $500.00 – Graduation of CTA
  • $1000.00 – 6 Month Performance Review
  • $1000.00 – 1 Year Performance Review

The mission of the Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC) is To protect the citizens of Colorado by holding offenders accountable and engaging them in opportunities to make positive behavioral changes and become law abiding productive citizens

Our vision…Building a safer Colorado for today and tomorrow

If your goal is to build a career that makes a difference and build greater public confidence in good government consider joining the dedicated people of the State of Colorado. Our professionals strive to support state government and the citizens of Colorado. Customer service is a key component for every position in state government as is the focus on ideas and ways to redesign the delivery of services in making state government more effective and efficient.

In addition to a great agency and rewarding meaningful work we offer:
  • Distinctive career advancement opportunities throughout the state system;
  • Strong secure yet flexible retirement benefits including PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan plus 401K and 457 plans;
  • Medical and dental health plans;
  • Short and long term disability coverage;
  • Paid life insurance;
  • 11 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave;
  • Wellness program tuition reimbursement training opportunities and more.

A residency waiver has been granted for this announcement. Applications will be considered from residents and non-residents of Colorado. However applicants must meet the minimum qualifications listed in this job announcement to include licensure with Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA).
Description of Job

Mental Health Clinician:

This part time remote position provides mental health care to a special population of inmates housed in the Colorado Department of Corrections with mental illness intellectual and developmental disabilities and high risk for suicide and self injury. Assigned case load will consist primarily of inmates with moderate to high mental health treatment needs. Develop Mental Health treatment plans to serve as the basis for treatment. Provide individual and group therapy. Perform routine mental health assessments and interviews to determine progress. Update diagnosis and psychiatric needs levels. Refer inmates to psychology for more complex psychological assessment. Provide information to psychiatry to include client history previous diagnoses and alternative treatment available. Assure both emergency and non-emergency transfer for inmates experiencing acute mental health crisis. Render clinical direction to non-clinical staff in mental health care and treatment of inmates. Assure continuity of care for inmates by making appropriate referral and providing necessary information and documentation for transition to receiving units facilities or agencies.

The eligibility list created from this posting will be used to fill current and future vacancies at this location.

**You are encouraged to print a copy of this announcement for your records**

Minimum Qualifications Substitutions Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Minimum Qualifications

  • Applicant must possess a valid active license from the State of Colorado as a Licensed Professional Counselor Licensed Clinical Social Worker Licensed Psychologist or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
  • Applicant must have one year of experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Experience must be with the mental health and/or sex offender population.


Required Competencies:

  • Must possess and maintain a valid license from the State of Colorado as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Licensed Professional Counselor or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist;
  • Knowledge of and ability to conduct crisis assessment and counseling utilizing therapist manuals and protocols and agency/facility security policies;
  • Ability to effectively interact with offenders;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to read and comprehend the English language;
  • Ability to effectively communicate fluently in English both verbally and in writing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience providing mental health treatment in a Colorado State correctional environment;
  • Mental health counseling with the inmate population and crisis intervention experience;
  • Experience conducting suicide risk assessments;
  • Experience working as a member of a multidisciplinary team.


The Assessment Process
: Your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum Qualifications (MQ’s). Applicants that meet MQ’s will be included in the Comparative Analysis process. Colorado Revised Statutes require that state employees are hired and promoted through a comparative analysis which may include but is not limited to a suitability screening eSkills Assessment oral assessment written performance assessment or it may include a review of your application material and your responses to any supplemental questions by a Subject Matter Expert (SME) to assess and rank applicants in order to establish an eligible list for referral to the hiring manager for final consideration.

Be sure the Work Experience section of your application is complete and specifically addresses your qualifications experience and accomplishments as they relate to the Description of the Job Minimum Qualifications Required Competencies and Preferred Qualifications as listed above. Resumes and see resume statements will not be accepted in lieu of the Work Experience section of the application. Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions by the closing date may result in your application not being accepted and/or may affect your score rank or inclusion in the final pool of eligible applicants.

If you have transcripts a license or other relevant documentation regarding your qualifications upload and attach copies to your application.

In order to process a background investigation your application must include at least (10) ten years of the most current work experience unless experience related to the job for which you are applying is later than (10) years. Failure to provide this information could result in delays and/or elimination from the background investigation process.

Toll Free Applicant Technical Support: If you experience technical difficulty with the NEOGOV system (e.g. uploading or attaching documents to your online application) call NEOGOV technical support at 855-524-5627 Mon-Fri between 6 am and 6 pm (Pacific Time). Helpful hints: if you are having difficulty uploading or attaching documents to your application first ensure your documents are PDF or Microsoft Word files and second close the document before you attempt to upload (attach) it.

Conditions of Employment:
All job offers are contingent upon a successful medical screening by a healthcare professional certifying the candidate’s ability to perform the essential functions of the position. Applicant must consent to hold harmless CDOC and its agents and staff from any liability arising in whole or in part from the testing and the use of this information in connection with CDOC’s consideration of application for employment.

  • Must be 21 years of age;
  • Possess a valid driver’s license;
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED;
  • Have NO felony convictions to include any actions defined in 5 U.S.C. 301; U.S.C. 509 510; 42 U.S.C. 15601-15609. The CDOC shall not hire nor promote anyone who may have contact with an offender who has engaged in sexual abuse which includes acts activity and sexual behavior in a prison or other institution as defined in 42 U.S.C. 1997; or has been convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force overt or implied threats of force or coercion or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse or has been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described in the above paragraph. The agency shall consider any incidents of sexual harassment in determining whether to hire anyone who may have contact with offenders or residents.
  • Applicants must be legally eligible to work in the United States to be appointed to this position. CDOC uses e-Verify an Internet-based system to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. CDOC does not sponsor non-residents of the United States
  • Successfully pass all modules of the Colorado Department of Corrections Basic Training to include English reading comprehension relevant competency assessments and written/practical exams in Defensive Tactics;
  • Possess the physical ability to successfully complete Defensive Tactics;
    • Lift arms above head and kick as high as own waist;
    • Stabilize another person to accomplish a controlled take down;
    • Use arms palms of hands shins and feet to deliver blows;
    • Withstand impact (slow speed or with a safety bag) on own body from strikes/blows;
    • Swing a baton in a striking technique;
    • Rotate body 90 degrees with feet planted for striking with foot or using a defensive tactic;
    • Get down on one or both knees and up again with multiple repetitions;
  • Will be exposed to Oleoresin Capsicum during Basic Training and will be exposed while on assignment;
  • Must be able to see and hear in order to observe address and respond to potential breaches in safety and security;
  • Seize hold control or subdue violent or assaultive persons and defend oneself or others to prevent injury;
  • Demonstrate body agility strength of all four limbs and the ability to walk and climb stairs consistently;
  • Work in situations involving assaultive behavior physical control of another person and/or restraint situations;
  • Deal with individuals with a range of moods and behaviors utilizing tactfulness and a congenial personable manner;
  • Work with people of the opposite sex diverse racial ethnic groups mentally ill and emotionally disturbed offenders;
  • Communicate by talking listening and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information assignments;
  • Work in an environment with fluctuating noise and temperature (hot and cold) which may include working outdoors in inclement weather and/or concrete floor/wall work settings;
  • Willing and able to travel;
  • Willing and able to work various shifts days afternoons graveyards (nights) which includes a rotating shift schedule;
  • TB (tuberculosis) screening is required of all new employees upon hire.
  • Employees may be required to submit to regular serial testing and reporting for COVID-19.

Successful completion of a background investigation is required. Should applicant’s background reveal criminal charges it shall be the responsibility of the applicant to provide the Department of Corrections with written/official disposition of any charges.

The CDOC is committed to a work environment free from illegal drugs and alcohol. Employees (see exception below) may use marijuana in their personal time but are prohibited from working while under the influence of any substance including marijuana. A drug test will be administered to all new employees; employees must successfully pass. Random drug screening will occur throughout employment.

Exception: Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certified employees are prohibited from the use of marijuana. Health care professionals must check their licensing requirements regarding marijuana use.

Appeal Rights:
If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for this position you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board or request a review by the State Personnel Director.

An appeal or review must be submitted on the official appeal form signed by you or your representative. This form must be delivered to the State Personnel Board by email ( postmarked in US Mail or hand delivered (1525 Sherman Street 4th Floor Denver CO 80203) or faxed (303.866.5038) within ten (10) calendar days from your receipt of notice or acknowledgement of the department’s action.

For more information about the appeals process the official appeal form and how to deliver it to the State Personnel Board; go to; contact the State Personnel Board for assistance at (303) 866-3300; or refer to 4 Colorado Code of Regulations (CCR) 801-1 State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures Chapter 8 Resolution of Appeals and Disputes at under Rules.

Supplemental Information

After submitting an application you should receive an immediate email acknowledging your submission. If you do not get the email please check to ensure you have actually submitted the application and typed the correct email address on the application.

Include a working email address on your application; one that is checked daily as time sensitive correspondence WILL take place via email. You may receive email notifications from a Colorado Dept of Corrections employee or from this email address It is your responsibility to ensure that your email will accept these notices and/or review your junk mail and spam filtered email; if you do not receive correspondence soon after the closing date or if you have questions about this job announcement please contact Stacey Hibpshman at


The State of Colorado believes that equity diversity and inclusion drive our success and we encourage candidates from all identities backgrounds and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore in all aspects of the employment process we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race color religion sex disability age sexual orientation gender identity or expression pregnancy medical condition related to pregnancy creed ancestry national origin marital status genetic information or military status (with preference given to military veterans) or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

Colorado Department of Corrections is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment including completing the application process interviewing completing any pre-employment testing participating in the employee selection process and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position please direct your inquiries to our Employee Relations Specialist Ana Andersen at or call 719-226-4401.



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