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SOLC10-07915-Principal Licensed Counselor-Statewide
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SOLC10-07915-Principal Licensed Counselor-Statewide
SOLC10-07915-Principal Licensed Counselor-Statewide



SOLC10-07915-Principal Licensed Counselor-Statewide


$27.40 Hourly


Statewide, WY

Job Type

Full Time


080-Field Services - Offender Management

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Description and Functions

Open Until Filled


We are currently seeking an Addicted Offender Accountability Act (AOAA) Assessor who will conduct court-ordered clinical substance abuse assessments and mental health screens to be submitted to the courts for persons who have felonies or three or more DUI's within 10 years in Wyoming courts. The Wyoming Department of Corrections contributes to public safety by exercising reasonable, safe, secure and humane management, while actively providing offenders opportunities to become law abiding citizens. The Field Services Division is responsible for overseeing case management of probationers and parolees to facilitate their reintegration into society. DOC is a positive evolving department with job variety and challenges that help make a difference with offenders and the community.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level.

+ Arrange and travel, if necessary to conduct substance abuse assessments and mental health screens for several Field Offices and Institutions using the Addiction Severity Index (ASI), the current version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), the current version of the American Society of Addiction Medicine Patient Placement Criteria (ASAM), and other standard assessment tools as clinically indicated.

+ Facilitate requests of information from community treatment providers for collateral information to provide most accurate and realistic report possible.

+ Generate formal clinical assessments notes and reports including diagnostic impression and treatment recommendations as part of the Pre-Sentence Investigation Reports for the Court's consideration at sentencing.

+ Collaborate with Probation and Parole Agents and other collateral sources as necessary in the preparation of these reports in order to provide the most accurate and realistic report possible.

+ Attend and participate in regular clinical and administrative supervisory and staff meetings and training as needed.

+ Acquire and maintain knowledge of current best practices in substance abuse and mental health regarding population served in accordance with program certification requirements.

+ Provide crisis intervention and consultation for clients when needed.

+ Provide expert testimony in court when required in order to clarify and explain conclusions contained in assessments.



Preference may be given to a Wyoming Licensed Mental Health Clinician with experience in a clinical setting, experience with clinical assessments, advanced education, and criminal justice experience.


+ Knowledge of Bio-Psycho-Social assessment methods.

+ Knowledge of ASI/ASAM and other standard assessment/placement tools.

+ Knowledge of addictions and change theory.

+ Knowledge of the Addicted Offender Accountability Act (AOAA).

+ Knowledge of criminal justice system and Wyoming Court System.

+ Knowledge of treatment resources in Wyoming.

+ Knowledge of treatment issues that occur with the criminal justice population and treatment approaches to address those issues.

+ Knowledge of human behavior, mental health disorders, crisis behavior and substance use and abuse.

+ Knowledge of state/federal statutes and regulations and department policies and procedures.

+ Knowledge of the philosophy, aims, and goals of mental health & substance abuse counseling.

+ Knowledge of the principles and techniques of administering and interpreting tests.

+ Knowledge of research techniques and statistics.

+ Knowledge of counseling and interviewing techniques and intervention methods.

+ Skills in oral & written communications, grammar and spelling.

+ Skills in use of personal computer and typing.

+ Skills in conducting assessment interviews and making recommendations from findings.

+ Skills in interpersonal relations.

+ Skill in work organization.

+ Ability to maintain confidentiality of privileged information.



Master's Degree (typically in a field which meets the academic standards by the board)



1-2 years of progressive work experience (typically in a field which meets the academic standards by the board) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Certified Practitioner


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Licensed Clinical Social Worker and/or Licensed Professional Counselor

Necessary Special Requirements


+ Travel throughout the State of Wyoming depending on assignment.

+ Lifting/grasping up to 20 pounds without assistance on an occasional to regular basis

+ Walking on cement floors on an occasional to regular basis

+ Walking up and down stairs on an occasional basis

+ Stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching on an occasional basis

+ Reaching on a regular basis

+ Typing/Repetitive motion on a frequent basis

+ Talking/hearing on a frequent basis

+ Seeing: the visual ability to perform an activity such as analyzing data and figures, viewing computer terminal, extensive reading.


+ FLSA: Non-exempt

+ All new hires or rehires starting in a non-exempt position on or after January 1, 2018 are required to be paid hourly.

+ The Wyoming Department of Corrections is a Drug Free Workplace. All staff are subject to drug testing while employed by the WDOC per WDOC policy. Successful applicants for employment must pass a background/reference check, medical evaluation and urinalysis drug test prior to appointment.

+ The Wyoming Department of Corrections is a Tobacco-Free Workplace and prohibits the taking, carrying, possessing or introducing of smoking materials, smokeless tobacco, or tobacco substitutes on or into WDOC facilities and grounds.

+ The Wyoming Department of Correction is in compliance with the Federal Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) of 2003. It is the policy and practice of WDOC to protect inmates/offenders from personal abuse, corporal punishment, personal injury, disease, property damage and harassment and the elimination of prison rape.

+ WDOC has a strict dress code policy to include standards for facial hair, body art and piercings/gauges. All applicants must meet the standards of this dress code to be considered for employment.

+ The WDOC Field Services uses oleoresin capsicum (OC, pepper spray) as a force alternative. All employees will be directly exposed to OC during their initial training and may be required to carry OC.

+ Position may be based out of Lander or Worland with the approval of the hiring manager.

+ Continuing Education credits and training are offered, as available.

Supplemental Information

080-Department of Corrections - Field Services - Programs & Services

Click WDOC.JOBS to view Wyoming Department of Corrections website.

Click here to view the State of Wyoming Classification and Pay Structure.


The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities.

Class Specifications are subject to change, please refer to the A & I HRD Website to ensure that you have the most recent version.

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