State of Arizona - Florence, AZ (30+ days ago)3.6


Arizona Department of Corrections

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All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results. State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.


Arizona State Prison Complex – Florence

Inmate Programs & Reentry – Counseling & Treatment Services

1305 E. Butte Ave

Florence , Arizona 85132

This position manages and provides clinical supervision to Substance Abuse Counselors who provide services to the inmate population within the assigned prison complexes, and ensures that services are provided as stipulated by law.

  • Travels to institutions to assess counseling services/subordinate work products
  • Ensures counseling services are provided in accordance with applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Manages a professional staff of Substance Abuse Counselors
  • Conducts one-on-one clinical assessments and individual counseling sessions
  • Facilitates substance abuse education classes and therapy groups with inmate participants
  • Maintains clinical records and writes individual substance abuse treatment plans and relapse prevention plans
  • Develops and recommends policy and process improvements
  • Drives on State business
  • Performs other duties appropriate to the assignment
Requires possession of, and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to drivers license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).

Required to be a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC) as authorized by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health.

Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of mental health treatment in a correctional setting
  • Quality assurance and utilization review, basic procedure analysis and policy development, and research and patient assessment methodologies
  • Personal computers and various software such as Microsoft Office Suite
Skill in:
  • Organization and time management
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Building and maintaining interpersonal relationships
  • Analytical thinking
  • Active listening
  • Counseling and interviewing
  • Attention to detail/observation
Ability to:
  • Manage and supervise a diverse group of professionals
  • Learn and understand Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) policies and procedures
  • Learn and follow security practices
  • Deliver program curriculum to inmate participants in a classroom environment
  • Interact professionally with inmates in a group setting and one-on-one situations, and with security staff and the public
  • Work in a prison environment
  • Work independently with minimal supervision
  • Maintain accurate documentation and records
  • Master’s degree and three or more years of progressively responsible managerial/supervisory experience
  • Knowledge of Automated Inmate Management System (AIMS)
Employment is contingent on the selected applicant passing a background investigation and drug test*.

  • We offer an excellent and affordable comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees:
  • Vacation and sick days with 10 paid holidays per year
  • Robust and affordable insurance plan to include medical, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability options
  • Exceptional retirement program
  • Optional employee benefits such as deferred compensation plans, credit union membership, and a wellness program
  • An incentivized commuter club and public transportation subsidy program
Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).

Enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.

Current ADC Employees: Consult with your respective Human Resources Liaison if you are in a different retirement plan than the one indicated above.

If you experience technical issues while applying for this position, please call 602-542-4700 or email [email protected]

  • We are committed to providing a drug and alcohol free workplace. ADC conducts statewide random drug testing for all employees in safety-sensitive positions.
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting the Employment Unit Manager at 602.255.2430. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.