COMMUNITY SUPERVISION AND CORRECTIONS
DEPARTMENT TAYLOR, COLEMAN, AND CALLAHAN
301 Oak Street
Old Taylor County Courthouse Michael D. Wolfe
Abilene, Texas 79602 Director
POSITION: Program Coordinator - Facilities
SALARY: $37,000 - $42,000/Annually DOE
The Program Coordinator is under direct supervision of the Deputy Director of Facilities and is
responsible for the design and implementation of treatment services for the Substance Abuse
Treatment Facility (SATF) residents. The Program Coordinator is also responsible for managing
the counseling staff including the Substance Abuse Counselors and Counselor Interns.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND RELATED TASKS
1. Provides comprehensive counseling services/classroom instruction and guidance to
residents in the areas of substance abuse, emotional and mental health issues, and life
skills within the scope of SATF programming.
2. Works with the Deputy Director of Facilities to develop and implement programs
relating to the habilitation/rehabilitation and treatment of SATF residents.
3. Identifies and implements various instruments for the evaluation and assessment of
SATF residents in the areas of substance abuse, mental/emotional health issues and
4. Develop and implement a system to evaluate the treatment progress of SATF
5. Assures accurate and appropriate documentation of the SATF residents’ attendance,
progress, cooperation and needs in the treatment program.
6. Assign residents to counselors/counselor interns by determining staff/resident
7. Provide daily counseling and assistance to the residents and their families on an
individual or group basis as the need arises.
8. Coordinate, attend, and chair resident phase reviews.
9. Attends and participates in the SATF staff meetings.
10. Assist in the intake and orientation of new residents.
11. Coordinates with the Residential Supervision Officer and the Aftercare Officer in the
area of community resources for resident aftercare plans.
12. Develops and implements a curriculum for in-service training for all SATF staff
regarding SATF resident/staff treatment issues.
13. Responsible for the supervision of the Substance Abuse Counselors and Counselor
Interns as assigned by the Director/Deputy Director as they perform their respective
14. Assigns and verifies work schedules of the Substance Abuse Counselors and
15. Responsible for verifying and approving or denying leave requests according to leave
policies outlined in the Personnel Policy Manual.
16. Conducts performance evaluations on Substance Abuse Counselors and Counselor
17. Coordinates activities of interns, practicum students, and volunteers as well as
developing and maintaining records of these persons and their respective programs.
18. Adheres to and ensures that all Counselors, Counselor Interns, Volunteers, and
Practicum Students comply with rules governing confidentiality, guidelines of the
SATF, CJAD standards and Code of Ethics, Texas Department of State Health
Services standards and ethics, license standards and ethics, and local, state, and
19. Assists in the interview process and hiring of the counseling staff.
20. Be aware of and use universal precautions against contracting infectious diseases
such as Hepatitis, AIDS/HIV, and sexually transmitted diseases.
21. May be required to transport residents to work, medical appointments or other
22. Performs all other job related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND TRAINING
Bachelor’s degree from an institution of higher education accredited by an accrediting
organization recognized by the Texas Higher Education Board in criminology,
corrections, counseling, social work, family studies, psychology, sociology or related
field. Master’s Degree preferred. Must be a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor
(LCDC) or a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed by the Texas Department of State
Health Services. Must be eligible serve as a Qualified Credentialed Counselor (QCC)
and supervise LCDC Interns. Prefer prior work experience in the Criminal Justice
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Must possess a solid understanding of the dynamics of the disease of addiction and
various program types pertinent to the addictive personality. Must abide by the Code of
Ethics for Residential Services. The Program Coordinator must be computer literate and
capable of managing all program requirements. (No support personnel assigned.)
Must be able to follow instructions and possess effective communication skills. Once
trained, the Program Coordinator must be able to act independently or with little or no
supervision. Must possess good judgment and sound decision making skills. Must be
adaptable, flexible and cooperative and be able to accept constructive criticism. In
addition, the Program Coordinator should be willing to provide constructive suggestions
to enhance the structure and operation of the SATF.
Must possess a valid Texas driver’s license and maintain current auto insurance.
The Program Coordinator should exhibit overall professional expertise. Must possess the
desire to perform job standards, including spontaneous assignments. An awareness of the
job description, responsibilities, and boundaries is to be adhered to and maintained at all
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.
PROCESS: Interested individuals may obtain an application from the Taylor
County Community Supervision and Corrections Department 301
Oak Abilene, TX or from www.taylorcscd.org. The completed
application, current resume, official college transcripts, and
copies of licensures should be sent to:
Community Supervision and Corrections Department
Attn: Jessica Tipton, Human Resource Representative
Old Taylor County Courthouse, 2nd Floor
301 Oak Street
Abilene, Texas 79602