Correctional Treatment Specialist Job Description

Correctional Treatment Specialists (CTSs) are mental health professionals who work with inmates in correctional facilities.

CTSs typically work under the supervision of a correctional mental health professional or correctional administrator.

CTSs are responsible for:Conducting initial or periodic evaluations of inmatesDeveloping treatment plans and supervising the delivery of servicesMonitoring the inmate’s progress and compliance with treatment goalsReporting back to the correctional facilityRecommending changes in treatmentDiagnosing and treating psychiatric conditionsProviding crisis interventionInitiating emergency responses

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for Correctional Treatment Specialist to work with inmates in a jail or prison. The duties of a Correctional Treatment Specialist include developing and administering treatment programs, providing individual and group counseling, and conducting risk assessments.

Correctional Treatment Specialist Duties:

  • Identify and correct offender behavioral issues.
  • Provide individual treatment for offenders with mental health, substance abuse, and serious behavioral problems.
  • Improve offenders’ quality of life by implementing programs designed to reduce recidivism and to increase rehabilitative skills and employment skills.
  • Work with treatment teams to establish an effective treatment plan for offenders with serious behavioral issues

Correctional Treatment Specialist Responsibilities:

  • Ensures that patients receive appropriate services in an appropriate setting, including documentation of patient encounters in required systems
  • Attends in-services, and completes necessary documentation to demonstrate compliance with agency policies
  • Monitors inmate behavior and safety, and implements intervention strategies as needed
  • Participates in patient discharge planning
  • Participates in referral activities
  • Performs other duties as assigned

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in counseling or related field
  • Knowledge of mental health and substance abuse treatment methods and principles of rehabilitation
  • Knowledge of correctional programs and practices
  • Knowledge of inmate issues and behaviour
  • Ability to comprehend inmate documents and be able to communicate clearly with both staff and inmates
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills

[Company Name] is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that diversity and inclusion are essential to building a strong team. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, gender expressions, and ages. We also value the unique perspectives of veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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