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State of Michigan Prison Counselor 9-11P in Adrian, Michigan

Job Description

Position functions as a professional prison counselor in prison housing units, completing a variety of assignments to carry out the activities of a prison treatment program and the activities necessary to maintain a prison housing unit. Position evaluations prisoner’s behavior to determine progress made through treatment programs and maintains the housing unit in accordance with policy and procedure.

Position Description: Prison Counselor

Required Education and Experience


Possession of a bachelor's degree in criminal justice, correctional administration,

criminology, psychology, social work, counseling and guidance, child development,

sociology, school social work, social work administration, family relations, human

services, or theology.


Prison Counselor 9

No specific type or amount is required.

Prison Counselor 10

One year of professional experience providing prison counseling services equivalent to a Prison Counselor 9.

Prison Counselor P11

Two years of professional experience providing prison counseling services equivalent to a Prison Counselor, including one year equivalent to a Prison Counselor 10.

Alternate Education and Experience

Prison Counselor 9

Possession of a bachelor's degree in any major *and *one year of Department of

Corrections' experience.


Education level typically acquired through the completion of high school and one year as an Assistant Resident Unit Supervisor 11 or Corrections Shift Supervisor 11; or, two years as a Corrections Field Services Assistant E10, Corrections Medical Unit Officer E10, Corrections Resident Representative E10, Corrections Security Representative E10, Corrections Transportation Officer E10, Resident Unit

Officer E10, or Special Alternative Incarceration Officer E10; or, three years as a Corrections Medical Officer E9 or Corrections Officer E9.

Additional Requirements and Information

* REQUIRED INFORMATION: * Employment in the state classified service demands a high degree of loyalty and imposes high ethical standards on employees to ensure the integrity of state government and maintain effective services. All employees must meet these ethical standards and all appointing authorities are obligated to enforce these ethical standards. As part of this effort all employees are required to report any possible conflict of interest, please review the information and be prepared to respond to questions related to the information in your application. Ethical Standards and Conduct (Note: you do not need to fill out the form)

* The Department of Corrections may screen out job applicants who have been convicted of a felony in accordance with Public Act 191 of 2017. _Applicants who have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony are ineligible for employment with the Department of Corrections until satisfactory completion of any sentence imposed, including parole or probation. _

View the entire job specification at: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/PrisonCounselor128817.pdf

This is a drug and alcohol test designated position.

* * Interested applicants must attach a copy of "official" college transcripts.

  • All required documents must be attached and submitted at the time of application for further consideration. Applications must be submitted through NEOGOV to be considered.

  • Please make sure you provided the names, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses (if available) of three professional references, one of which is your current supervisor. The Department of Corrections Selection Guidelines requires that one of the applicant's references is their current supervisor. Please make sure you include your current supervisor under your references.

  • If you have questions or need assistance uploading and/or attaching your documents, please call NEOGOV applicant support at: 855-524-5627 or email MCSC-NEOGOV@michigan.gov

Salary: $20.71 - $29.74 Hourly

Location: Adrian, MI

Job Type: Permanent Full Time

Department: Corrections - Gus Harrison Correctional Facility

Job Number: 4729-20-0805-RR

Closing: 1/22/2021 12:00 PM Eastern


Agency: State of Michigan

Address: 400 South Pine Street Lansing, Michigan, 48909

Phone: (800) 788-1766 State of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Website: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/michigan