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Counselor of TDCJ Correctional Programs

Trinity Valley Community College

Human Resources     100 Cardinal Drive     Athens, TX  75751

903-675-6202       Fax: 903-675-6248 (Please call and verify fax was received.)





TITLE:  Counselor of TDCJ Correctional Programs




SALARY:  Per 12 Month Faculty Salary Schedule




APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 13, 2020 or until filled


QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in counseling, psychology or a related field.  LPC or school counselor certification preferred.  Three (3) years’ work experience in counseling or related field, work experience in the prison environment preferred.  Financial aid and correctional experience preferred. Solid overall computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office and Windows.  Strong interpersonal skills, communication skills, and supervisory skills.  Comfortable working under deadlines and on multiple tasks or projects simultaneously.  This position requires TDCJ clearance prior to employment.


DUTIES:  Coordinate the academic and vocational recruitment of TDCJ students. Schedule interviews with prospective students to provide orientation information, assist with completion of admission paperwork, provide information concerning financial aid, and assist students in obtaining education records.  Provide advisement regarding course selection, career opportunities, graduation requirements, transfer to four-year institutions, and degree plans.  Assist the Vice President of Instruction and Associate Vice President of TDCJ Correctional Programs with class schedules for each academic semester and/or vocational cycle.  Assist students with College class-participation problems.  Assist with registration and testing for special and required tests.  Coordinate activities of responsibility with TDCJ program representatives and TDCJ security.  Assist Associate Vice President of TDCJ Correctional Programs with attending to daily problems and situations that arise at TDCJ facilities regarding TVCC faculty and/or classes.  Attend meetings and workshops as necessary.  Assist with the processing and distribution of mail and correspondence between offices and TDCJ units, Tennessee Colony, and the Palestine office.  Supervise TSI testing and advise students regarding results. Other duties as assigned by appropriate supervisory personnel.  Maintains confidentiality of information.  Work assigned schedule and comply with timekeeping policy.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Within the general range of an office environment.  May be subjected to adverse working conditions or physical conditions at TDCJ.


TO APPLY:   Submit TVCC application, resume and transcripts of all college work to Human Resources, Trinity Valley Community College, 100 Cardinal Drive, Athens, TX 75751.   All documentation must be received on or before the application deadline.  Applications are available on the following website .  Applications will be reviewed after the application deadline and selected applicants will be contacted for interviews.  All TVCC positions are security sensitive and require a criminal background check.


Note :  The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires we employ only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the U.S.  New employees must present documents verifying identity and right to accept employment (see Form I 9).  No one will be placed on the College payroll until all employment procedures are fully satisfied.  Information contained on this vacancy announcement is subject to correction as a result of typographical error, omission, or changes resulting from institutional restructuring and/or funding.


Trinity Valley Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies:  Director of Human Resources, 100 Cardinal Drive, Athens, TX phone:  903-675-6215, e-mail:



If special accommodations are needed, please call Human Resources.

Posted Date:
7/30/2020 11:11:05 AM