Counselor (LCDC)

  • Harris County (Community Supervision and Corrections Department)
  • Houston, various locations available
  • Jan 17, 2023
Full time Professional Services

Job Description

Harris County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. As of 2000 U.S. Census, the county had a population of 3,400,578 (though a 2007 estimate placed the population at 4,011,475), making it the most populous county in Texas and the third most populous county in the United States. Its county seat is Houston.

Job title you are hiring for: Counselor (LCDC)

Job Description:

The Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor provides counseling services to clients and  conducts group counseling, along with individual client meetings. The incumbent prepares treatment plans based on initial assessment of client needs and creates case notes to document sessions. They are responsible for progress reports, monthly summaries and discharge summaries.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • 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. 
  • Participates in work groups as necessary.
  • Provides group instruction to clients.
  • Contributes to and helps create a positive work atmosphere.

Other Duties:

  • 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



  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Psychological or Social Work field from an accredited college or university


  • Must be a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) 
  • Must have a valid Texas Class C Automobile Operator’s License and must be insurable under the Department’s automobile insurance program

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Must meet the minimum requirements for access to Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) information