Correctional Counselor
State of Montana - Boulder, MT

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Job Listing Detail

Position Title:
Correctional Counselor
*Applications must be received by Midnight Mountain Time on the closing date.

Listing Number: 9804-133C &
gt;" For more information contact:

State Agency:
P.O. Box 201301
Helena , MT 59620-1301
Phone: (406)444-1541
Fax: (406)444-4551
TTY: Montana Relay Service at 711

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Local Montana Job Service Workforce

Position Number(s):



Job Status:
Full-Time Permanent

Varied Shifts

Date Posted:

Closing Date:


Riverside Youth Correctional Facility (RYCF)




State Application Required:


Salary Unit:

Additional Salary Information: RYCF provides a fuel stipend up to $20 per week for employees traveling further than 15 miles one way to work.

Special Information: Position will work varied shifts including afternoons/evenings/weekends and holidays.

Successful applicant(s) will be subject to:
Criminal History Background Check
Driving Record Check
Duties: Correctional Counselors are responsible for providing direct care, supervision and treatment of female youth between the ages of 10 and 17 who are committed to the Riverside Youth Correctional Facility/Department of Corrections. Correctional Counselors ensure the youth follow rules and their individual treatment program by providing one to one and group counseling. Correctional Counselors provide crisis intervention counseling using non-violent physical crisis intervention techniques in emergency situations and serve as a member of an Emergency Response Team. Other duties include: monitoring and evaluating behaviors by observing youths; writing evaluation reports for treatment team meetings; serving and supervising meals; providing recreation; completing forms; entering treatment data or keeping other records to document treatment progress using computers, written logs and other approved documentation methods; perform minor housekeeping and maintenance work with or without youths; and performing related work as assigned. May be required to transport youths.


Reliable and Dependable – Reliable and dependable in performing job-related tasks.
Personal Accountability and Ownership – Takes pride in the job. Actively engages in professional self-development opportunities. Accepts individual responsibility for all actions taken.
Prioritizing, Multi-Tasking, Balancing Multiple Projects – Recognizes or establishes the relative importance of multiple issues, tasks, and opportunities to maximize the productivity of the organization.
Quality, Accuracy, Attention to Detail – Achieves excellent work results by attending to details.
Personal Effectiveness – Builds relationships marked by harmony, understanding and respect of others.
Flexibility and Adaptability – Receptive to new information and recognizes the validity of various viewpoints; sees situations objectively.
Trains, Coaches and Teaches Others – Assesses, guides, supports and counsels others for the purpose of helping them refine and acquire new skills.

Education/Experience: The knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the duties of this position are typically acquired through a combination of education and experience equivalent to 1 year job-related college or vocational school and 1 to 2 years job-related experience. All combinations of education, experience and training assignments will be evaluated on an individual basis. Must possess a valid driver's license. Higher education in Criminology, Criminal Justice, Sociology, or closely related field is preferred. Computer experience and skills is desired.

Supplemental Questions: None Required

Additional Materials Required: None Required

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