Goverment Jobs
January 14, 2020
Houston, Texas


Position Description

The Counselor provides counseling services to clients; conducts group counseling, along with individual client meetings; and prepares treatment plans based on initial assessment of client needs.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Creates case notes to document sessions
  • Creates and manages progress reports, monthly summaries and discharge summaries
  • Conducts group counseling sessions with clients
  • Communicates key information with Community Supervision Officers
  • Tracks compliance with drug and alcohol testing
  • Participates in staffing case with supervisors, peers, and the courts
  • Maintains appropriate entries in the electronic systems
  • Operates office equipment, computers, phones, etc., necessary for the work
  • Completes documentation of daily work activities in relevant databases
  • Provides case consultation to Community Supervision Officers regarding clients with mental illness and/or substance abuse problems
  • Monitors deadlines to ensure completeness, accuracy and compliance with policy, grant standards, funding and licensure requirements, special conditions of community supervision, and Community Justice Assistance Division (CJAD) general and substance abuse standards
  • Helps to create and contribute to a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a cooperative and amicable manner with supervisors, coworkers, and members of the public
  • Performs additional duties as assigned*

*Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or email

  • Master's Degree in a Psychology- or Social Work-related field that allows for licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern (LPCI) or LicensedMaster Social Worker (LMSW)
    • Licensure must be obtained within one (1) year of employment
  • A valid State Driver's License (Texas upon hire)

Applicants for this position will be subject to a criminal background check that includes being fingerprinted. This applies to any position with network access to Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS)or access to an area where CJIS is received, maintained or stored either manually or electronically (i.e. custodian, maintenance).

Automatic Disqualification:

  • Convictions, probation, or deferred adjudication for any Felony, and any Class A Misdemeanor
  • Convictions, probation, or deferred adjudication for a Class B Misdemeanor, if within the previous 10 years
  • Open arrest for any criminal offense (Felony or Misdemeanor)
  • Family Violence conviction

NOTE: Qualifying education, experience, knowledge and skills must be documented on your job application. You may attach a resume to the application as supporting documentation but ONLY information stated on the application will be used for consideration. "See Resume" will not be accepted for qualifications. General Information


  • Commensurate with experience
  • Paid biweekly based on 26 pay periods


  • Full-time; 40 hours per week
  • Subject to work overtime as required
This is not a contract position. Employment at will policy applies. Employment is contingent upon passing a background check.

Due to a high volume of applications positions may close prior to the advertised closing date or at the discretion of the Hiring Department.

Harris County offers a competitive benefits program, including comprehensive group health and related benefits plan as well as defined benefit retirement plan.
The following list of benefits is offeredonlyto employees inregular (full-time)positions:
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Wellness
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-term disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 10 days of vacation each year for the first five (5) years of service. Accrual rates increase based on years of service.
  • 10 county holidays plus one (1) floating holiday
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan
  • Healthcare Reimbursement Account
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
The following benefits are also available to regular (full-time)employment and may be available topart-time employees:
  • Retirement pension (TCDRS)
    • Flexible schedules (varies by department)
      • Transportation Assistance (Metro RideSponsor Program)

In accordance with the Harris County Personnel Regulations, Group Health and related benefits are subject to amendment or discontinuance at any time. Commissioners Court reserves the right to make benefit modifications on the County's behalf as needed.

For plan details, visit the Harris County benefits website:
Which of the following best describes your highest level of education completed as it relates to this position?

  • High School or GED Diploma
  • Associate's Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree or higher
  • None of the above
If you selected a college degree in response to the previous question, which of the following fields of study best relates to your degree? Select best answer.

  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Other closely related field
  • Other unrelated field
Please describe your educational background including level of education completed, area of study and completed major and minor programs.

    Which of the following professional licenses do you currently have or will have obtained within one year?

    • LPCI; currently licensed
    • LPCI; will obtain within one year
    • LMSW; currently licensed
    • LMSW; will obtain within one year
    • None of the above
    If you are a currently licensed Professional Counselor Intern and/or Master Social Worker, please provide the license number(s), state(s) of issuance, and expiration date(s) below. If you are not currently licensed, please type "None" in the space provided.

      This position requires a valid driver's license. Upon hire, a Texas license must be obtained by start date. Do you currently have a valid driver's license?

      • Yes
      • No
      Please provide number, class, state and expiration date below: (Type N/A if not applicable)

        * Required Question