Great way to cut your teeth out of college, but nothing more.
Counselor I (Former Employee) – East Saint Louis, IL – October 7, 2017
A pretty consistent day both being different and the same all at once. As a counselor, you are expected to provide group therapy related to drug and alcohol education and life skill development to help the clients/inmates make better choices upon re-entering the community.
More often than not, this agency is located within a correctional setting and faces expectations and requirements based on this setting that may limit your intervention techniques, therapeutic buy-in, and support.
Also, it seems as if everyone is sleeping with one another--married and single people alike, so if you value your relationship, you have to be strong in your personal convictions.
Free lunches, don't take your work home with you, great way to cut your teeth
Conflicts of interest, administrators are ex-addicts