I've only worked 2 weeks for that company, and they were misleading from the start. During my interview I was told I could do individual and group therapy, and this was a lie. They won't allow you to do individual therapy because they dont want female counselors near the inmates because they think this will somehow lead to flirting. Not being able to interact with the inmates makes it extremely hard to write real progress notes, and many people end up writing fake notes. The lack of one on one interaction with inmates defeats the purpose of hiring program counselors. There is no group therapy, you just have to teach classes. They have limited computers therefore you cannot write notes or do online trainings. You don't have any office space. This is a very low paying job for someone who has a graduate degree, so don't even bother applying because they will pay you the same amount as someone with a bachelors degree. CEC has a high turnover rate, the oldest staff member has been there for a year... The rest are all new. Do not expect any guidance or training from supervisors, you're on your own.
Some coworkers are good and willing to help you out
Short breaks, not allowed to use cellphones, strict dresscode, no opportunity for growth, low pay