Therapeutic Community Counselor

Therapeutic Community Counselor

CompDrug is seeking talented counselors to provide clinical services located within Grafton Correctional Institution.  CompDrug brings a mental health approach to treatment and is seeking a counselor who will bring the same.  The successful candidate will provide counseling in both individual and group sessions, develop group topics, and maintain required documentation.  This position requires empathy and respect, the ability to set boundaries and a desire to work as part of a treatment team.  Previous work or volunteer experience in mental health, psychology or addiction treatment required. 

About us:
CompDrug provides its employees with a collaborative, flexible and supportive environment where ideas and contributions are recognized and valued.  Employees are encouraged to develop and grow their skills through training, on the job learning experiences and problem-solving.  CompDrug provides a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, disability, 403b as well as vacation and sick leave.


This position implements the CompDrug treatment philosophy through a combination of clinical, administrative, and clerical responsibilities in a correctional institution and highly regulated setting.  Must be able to give full attention to detail amid the distractions of a fast-paced group environment, not only be technically sound and proficient in the administrative aspects of the job but must have the ability and willingness to develop and maintain positive professional relationships with agency staff, corrections staff, and clients.  Must effectively, accurately and confidentially communicate in written and verbal form, while dealing with agency staff, corrections staff, and clients with compassion and empathy.


Essential Functions:

·       Case management of individual caseload including assessment, master treatment plan, and monitoring client progress.  

·       Provide individual counseling, group counseling, and case management services. 

·       Assist in providing and coordinating training, seminars, recreational activities, special events. 

·       Model pro-social adult behavior

·       Collaborate with treatment team members to provide care to community members and to present as a united team

·       Support and monitor crew functions.   

·       Create and maintain appropriate and required records and documentation 

·       To participate, as may be needed, inpatient processing, assessment, and monitoring. 

·       To participate in patient case finding and follow-up services.  

·       To perform other duties deemed necessary to the Corporations’ mission and, as may be assigned by supervisor.

·       Assist with the NPI process and establishment and maintenance of CAQH profile, if requested

·       Assist with the credentialing process, if requested

·       Participate in the annual BCI and FBI background check processes

·       Maintain required professional licensure/credential



For more than 40 years, CompDrug has offered comprehensive services in prevention, intervention and treatment to those seeking help for their addictions and mental health issues. It is now the largest opioid treatment program in Ohio, offering medication-assisted treatment using FDA-approved medications. CompDrug’s more than 100  full-time employees provide drug testing, outpatient counseling for men and women, five therapeutic communities located within the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections, and numerous prevention programs for youths and adults. Programs include: Problem Gambling Services, Anger Management services, and others. Prevention Services include: Youth to Youth International, Pregnant Moms, Senior Sense, and HIV Early Intervention. Those services combined reach thousands of people every day and are instrumental in saving lives, preventing problems, and proving that treatment works. CompDrug has met the standard for high-quality treatment and prevention services, winning several awards and gaining National Accreditation for its Opioid Treatment Program through CARF (Commission for Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities), beginning in 2002. Today, all of CompDrug's programs have achieved the highest level of accreditation awarded by CARF.


Qualified individuals may apply online by visiting compdrug.org/about us and clicking on careers. 


EEO-M/F/Disabled/Vets. CompDrug is a drug-free workplace.


  • Working knowledge and understanding of addiction and mental health

  • One to three years experience as an intern, counselor, or case manager in the addiction and mental health field

  • Strong desire to learn, develop an understanding of the TC modality

  • ?Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with peers and patients with respect and empathy

  • Strong clinical documentation skills

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