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Do you have a genuine desire to make a difference in the lives of offenders to help them develop life skills and provide a valuable service to our community? Do you have experience in behavior change and believe people can change? If so, Come Lead with Us as a Residential Counselor at Washington County Community Corrections!

Washington County’s Community Corrections is a 24-hour, 7-days per week minimum security facility. This 215-bed facility provides offenders with a structured living environment, while focusing on accountability, employment, treatment and skill-building. Programs include outpatient and residential chemical dependency treatment, cognitive skills training, anger management, mental health evaluation and medication management. There is also an emphasis on promoting a healthy lifestyle.

The Residential Counselor will work with offenders in a residential correctional program to orient newly admitted residents, conduct needs assessments, develop case plans, maintain caseload records of residents, and monitor their probation compliance while in the program. The ideal candidate will have experience in counseling adult or juvenile clients involved in the criminal justice system, conducting motivational interviewing, facilitating program groups, and experience working in a residential setting.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, sociology, social work, corrections, counseling, or a related field; and at least one (1) year of experience counseling adults or juveniles; OR
  • Associate’s Degree in psychology, sociology, social work, corrections, counseling, or a related field and two (2) years of experience counseling adults or juveniles; OR
    Four (4) years of experience in the care and custody of offenders in a probation or live-in residential center.


If you are interested in applying for this opening, please visit our website at and search for job #2019-266 before the deadline of October 06, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

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☆ Dont forget to tell your interviewer that you heard about this opportunity from the Urban League of Portland ☆