Licensed Counselor or Social Worker

Canon City
Job Type
Emp Type
Full Time
Functional Expertise
Behavioral Health
Salary Type
USD $48.00
Job ID

Job Description


Action Staffing Solutions is seeking behavioral health clinicians interested in working with the incarcerated offender population within the Colorado Department of Corrections!

This position provides inpatient psychiatric evaluations and treatment for severely emotionally disturbed and/or cognitively impaired adults who cannot be safely or adequately treated in the community. The treatment program is designed to eliminate symptoms and behaviors of patients such as suicidality, assaultive ness, psychosis depression and agitation which make them a danger to themselves or others, or gravely disabled, although the majority of patients are hospitalized with a forensic legal status.

The purpose is to increase their mental health capacity in order to return them to their community to live safe, productive lives.   Direct treatment utilizing individual, family, group work and psycho-educational treatment is provided. This position provides therapeutic interventions including psychosocial therapies, individual, family and group treatment.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • 1 year of experience preferably facilitating group counseling and crisis intervention
  • Previous experience working with those experiencing major mental illnesses preferred
  • Must be interested in working with incarcerated offenders, however no previous experience with the population is required
  • Experience with Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and CBT is a plus
  • Knowledge of casework methods, techniques and their applications to work problems
  • Knowledge of the principles of human growth and behavior, basic sociological and psychological treatment and therapy practices
  • Knowledge of interviewing skills and techniques and how to use them effectively
  • Ability to express ideas effectively, orally and in writing
  • Ability to exercise good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions


  • Master’s degree or higher in a counseling specialty
  • LPC or LCSW preferred, but not required – To qualify without your LPC or LCSW you must have already completed your master’s degree and be working towards licensure

Why Action Staffing?

  • Dedicated recruiters ready to help you every step of the way
  • Competitive pay ensuring that you’re fairly compensated for your valuable skills and dedication
  • Local and travel opportunities
  • Flexible schedules available
  • Benefits including health, dental and vision insurance
  • Hourly pay range $42.00 - $50.00 depending on qualifications and experience

About Action Staffing Solutions: Action Staffing Solutions is a local staffing agency that has a goal to make a difference in someone’s life every day! The company continues to grow year after year achieving the Inc. 5000 list. We strive for excellence and constant care for our clients, associates, and internal employees. Human Capital is the most crucial investment of any organization. We partner with our clients to provide the right personnel with a great way to enhance your career.

Action Staffing Solutions is proud to offer fair and equal employment opportunities for everyone.  We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and hire without regard to any non-merit factor.

The duties, responsibilities and other details in this job description may be subject to change at any time.  The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor of the skills and abilities required.