Corrections Counselor 2

Job Details
Full-time$56,375 – $85,730 a year46 minutes ago
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Military leave
  • Flexible schedule
  • Bachelor’s degree
Full Job Description

The Department of Corrections is seeking a highly motivated Corrections Counselor 2 to join our Treatment Team at SCI Camp Hill. This is advanced professional work in counseling and providing casework services to inmates or residents in a Department of Corrections facility.


A Corrections Counselor 2 performs a variety of complex casework duties at SCI-Camp Hill.

Employees in this job provide counseling to inmates with unusually difficult behavior and adjustment problems that require considerable independence in the selection of an appropriate course of action. Work involves utilizing casework, group, or individual counseling methods and techniques to help inmates with difficult behavior to adjust to institutionalized living; to assist them in solving social, economic, and emotional problems to the extent of influencing changes in attitude and behavior; and to enable them to develop a sense of dignity and responsibility.

You will provide counseling to inmates assigned to Restricted Housing Units, Special Needs Units or Special Management Units as a result of disruptive and violent behavior or due to physical, mental, or emotional limitations that prevent them functioning within the general inmate population

If you have the required experience as indicated below, and wish to explore a rewarding career that offers the opportunity to share your skills while earning a great salary and benefits, the PA Department of Corrections, SCI Camp Hill wants to hear from you!

Interested in learning more? Additional details regarding this position can be found in the position description.

Work Schedule and Additional Information:
Full-time employment.

Work hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday, with 30-minute lunch.

40 hour work week.

This position is eligible for full retirement benefits at age 50 or 55

Salary: In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable.

You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.



Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:
One year as a Corrections Counselor 1; Or

One year of professional counseling or casework experience in a correctional facility, and a bachelor’s degree in sociology, counseling, psychology, social work, corrections, criminal justice, or a related field; Or

An equivalent combination of experience and training that includes one year of professional counseling or casework experience in a correctional facility and 18 college credits in sociology, counseling, psychology, social work, corrections, criminal justice, or a related field.

Other Requirements:
You must meet the PA residency requirement. For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow the link and click on Residency.

You must be able to perform essential job functions.

Legal Requirements:
A conditional offer of employment will require submission of criminal history reports at your expense. See hiring agency contact information.

You must pass a background investigation.

How to Apply:
Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents will not be reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).

If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

Failure to comply with the above application requirements may eliminate you from consideration for this position.

Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to and click the Veterans’ Preference tab or contact us at

Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS):
711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).

The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.


Completing the application, including all supplemental questions, serves as your exam for this position. No additional exam is required at a test center (also referred to as a written exam).

Your score is based on the detailed information you provide on your application and in response to the supplemental questions.

Your score is valid for this specific posting only.

You must provide complete and accurate information or:
your score may be lower than deserved.

you may be disqualified.

You may only apply/test once for this posting.

Your results will be provided via email.

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