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Careers In Corrections: Treatment Positions


The ND Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (DOCR) offers several job positions within the Treatment Department whereby the duties of those positions assist in the therapeutic rehabilitation of an offender population.  These positions are part of team of professional that are committed to offering quality treatment to individuals under the jurisdiction of the DOCR

Employment positions in the Treatment Department unit are listed below:  (For specific information on the minimum qualifications for each job position please click on the link on the right margin of this web page).

Human Relations Counselor:
A Human Relations Counselor provides case management, crisis intervention, and group therapeutic counseling services to the offender population of the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (NDDOCR).  Human Relations Counselors are responsible for conducting assessments, the treatment of complex cases such as mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders.  
Who can apply for a Human Relations Counselor Position?  Individuals with a Bachelor's Degree Behavioral Sciences. Professionals comfortable working within a secure facility and daily offender contact  

Licensed Addiction Counselor:
A Licensed Addiction Counselor is responsible for providing a full range of drug and alcohol addiction treatment services to the offender population of the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (NDDOCR).  Licensed Addiction Counselors are responsible for completing assessments, evaluations, recommending diagnosis, developing treatment plans, and facilitating groups. 
Who can apply for a Licensed Addiction Counselor Position?  Individuals with current Licensure as an Addiction Counselor by the North Dakota Board of Counseling Examiners.

Licensed Social Worker:
A Licensed Social Worker performs intake and needs assessments, develops and implements care plans, and delivers crisis intervention and mental health counseling services to the adult offender population of the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (NDDOCR).
 Who can apply for a Licensed Social Worker Position?  Individuals with current licensure as  a Social Worker (LSW) by the North Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners (NDCC43-41)

Clinician (Supervisor/Advanced):

An Advanced or Supervisor/Clinician performs duties that oversee the daily operations of a specific treatment program.  The clinician can work in several areas such as mental health or sex offender programs in a specialized capacity.  As a clinician you will provide assessments, individualized treatment plans and provides documentation of the offender’s progress.

Who can apply for a Clinician Position?  Requires a master’s degree in social work and licensure as a licensed certified social worker (LCSW) according to NDCC Chapter 43-41, or a master’s degree in counseling or other program approved by the Board of Counselor Examiners and licensure as a licensed professional counselor (LPC) according to NDCC Chapter 43-47. 
A Psychologist facilitates a positive therapeutic environment by providing clinical expertise and supervision in the Treatment Department serving high risk offenders of the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (NDDOCR).  The Psychologist will collaborate with clinical professionals in developing and implementing treatment plans, completing forensic evaluations, providing specialty assessments, consultation, diagnostic interviews, and administer, score, and analyze results of psychological testing. 
Who can apply for a Psychologist Position?  Individuals with a doctorate in Psychology and licensure or eligibility for licensure as a Psychologist by the ND Board of Psychologist Examiners (NDCC43-32) and three years experience as a Licensed Psychologist.

Treatment Director:
The Treatment Director provides administration, planning, organization, and coordination of all areas of offender treatment programs for offenders of the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (NDDOCR).  The Treatment Director is responsible for directing and supervising offender treatment programs including the Assessment Program, Sex Offender Program, Substance Abuse Treatment Program, Mental Health Program, and Release and Integration Program.  The Director ensures the quality of services, oversees hiring and recruiting, and compliance with local, state, and federal standards. 
Who can apply for a Treatment Director Position?  Individuals with a master’s degree in education, business or public administration, social work, psychology, sociology, counseling and guidance, or a related behavioral and/or social science field and four years of related professional work experience in providing and/or coordinating counseling services.  

Addiction Counselor I
Addiction Counselor II
Addiction Counselor III
Director DOCR Programs

Human Relations Counselor
Licensed Psychologist II
Social Worker II
Supervisor Clinician
Treatment Director

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