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Corizon Health Behavioral Health Counselor - Sign-on Bonus Available in Las Cruces, New Mexico

About Corizon Health

Correctional healthcare is not just a job. It’s a calling.

By choosing a career with Corizon Health, you are choosing the opportunity to truly make a difference in the health, well-being, and future of the patients you serve. We take pride in being a pioneer provider of correctional healthcare. As a Corizon Health professional, you have access to the resources and support to enhance your skills, build a solid foundation to reach your career potential, and contribute to the care and well-being of an underserved population. There is no greater calling. Join Corizon Health today and be part of our legacy of innovation and clinical expertise.

Corizon’s behavioral health professionals are passionate about impacting this underserved population. Their work transforms the lives of those who are stigmatized by others, working therapeutically with the assistance of technology and integrated healthcare models.Our team of professionals give incarcerated individuals the opportunity to live healthier, more productive lives with appropriate treatment programs for a wide variety of behavioral health conditions. Corizon's behavioral health professionals are bringing the most effective community-based behavioral healthcare services into the nation’s prisons and jails, putting you at the forefront of developments in your field.


Below is a list of your responsibilities as a Behavioral Health Counselor with Corizon Health at Dona Ana County Detention Center located in Las Cruces, NM:

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  • Supervises offender case files and ensures that necessary documents are maintained and filed. Ensures offender records reflect accuracy and adherence to State/Federal guidelines.

  • Supervises intake and discharge procedures for offender caseload.

  • Responsible for the assessment and development of treatment plans and progress notes for specific offender caseload.

  • Assists in the selection and application of therapeutic techniques designed to modify offender behaviors.

  • Participates in staff meetings and attends training sessions as required.

  • Assists in planning type and frequency of services given to offenders; develops and implements changes in services as necessary.

  • Ensures that offender confidentiality and offender rights are being maintained.

  • Maintains clinical files for each offender on assigned caseloads. This includes, but is not limited to:

    • Conducts offender assessments and completes necessary paperwork.

    • Updates clinical files after each individual counseling session, clinical group, or for other reasons pertinent to management of the case.

    • Conducts individual counseling sessions according to the rules and routines of the program.

    • Conducts clinical group sessions including but not limited to branch groups and special groups.

  • Supervise program residents in various departments and job functions as assigned.

  • Conducts behavioral health education seminars and groups.

  • Liaison with education programs.

  • Daily review and sign-off on all case management paperwork.

Corizon Benefits (only applicable for full-time positions)

  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Life and Disability Insurance

  • Generous PTO plan

  • 401k with matching funds

  • Employee Discount and Rewards Program

  • Tuition Assistance

  • Continuing Education Reimbursement

Experience & Requirements

  • Master's Degree plus two years experience as a Behavioral Health Counselor

  • Counseling experience in a Correctional setting preferred

A background check, security clearance and drug screening are required for this role.


Corizon Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. In compliance with federal and state employment opportunity laws, qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, Vietnam era veteran, or disabled Veteran status. EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans

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ID 2021-9563

Job Locations US-NM-Las Cruces

Category Behavioral/Mental Health

Position Type Regular Full-time

Shift / Schedule Day

Location ID 90899