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Correctional Substance Abuse Counselor Trainee

Do you have a passion for supporting others? Do you want to make a difference while participating in a dynamic health care environment in the public sector? If so, then we invite you to apply for this exceptional opportunity!  


Since 1968, the Connecticut Department of Correction has proudly served and protected the citizens of the State of Connecticut, by daily ensuring the safety, security and order of our 14-correctional facilities in a manner which is widely viewed as a national model. The Department endeavors to provide the programming, education and treatment which willing inmates may utilize to improve themselves and the success of their eventual reintegration into society. Our staff of dedicated correctional professionals takes great PRIDE (Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Dignity, Excellence) in the daily performance of their duty to our state.


The State of Connecticut, Department of Correction (DOC) shall strive to be a global leader in progressive correctional practices and partnered re-entry initiatives to support responsive evidence-based practices aligned to law-abiding and accountable behaviors. Safe and security shall be a priority component of this responsibility as it pertains to staff, victims, citizens and offenders.


The State of Connecticut, Department of Correction is seeking highly motivated Correctional Substance Abuse Counselor Trainees within our Addiction Services Units to perform a full range of tasks in the provision of specialized individual or group substance abuse counseling services to offenders in a correctional setting in the following facilities: 

The positions are full-time, 36.25 hours per week, Monday - Friday on first shift from 7:45 AM - 3:00 PM with one late day from 12:45 PM - 8:00 PM. 


We take part in a competitive benefits plan which includes:

In addition, the State puts an emphasis on:
  • Providing limitless opportunities;
  • Hiring for diversity and fresh perspectives;
  • Performing meaningful work and;
  • Encouraging a healthy work/life balance.