Substance Abuse/Cognitive Jail Counselor

The Riverside Regional Jail is actively seeking a full time Substance Abuse/Cognitive Jail Counselor to provide in-house services to inmates.  Responsibilities include: planning, developing, and implementing programs and activities appropriate for the assigned population.  Ensures treatment techniques and activities utilized are appropriate and consistent with contemporary standards.  Ensures comprehensive services are available to inmates which meet a range of treatment needs.  Completes necessary assessments on program participants.  Schedules daily activities of the substance abuse program, including group and individual counseling also provides support and behavioral groups as needed for general population inmates.


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited College or University with course work in the human service field; prefer advanced course work in substance abuse treatment or current education/training in substance abuse treatment or willing to work towards obtainment of CSAC (Virginia Certified Substance Abuse Certification).  Must be eligible for Virginia Certified Substance Abuse Certification (CSAC).  Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.  Ability to interact with individuals from different educational and cultural backgrounds. 


Full-Time: $34,537 – $74,636

Close Date: Open until filled

To apply, submit a completed Riverside Regional Jail application. An application may be obtained from the Richmond/Petersburg V.E.C., the Jail site, or by accessing our website at Resumes may be included, but will not be considered in lieu of a completed Jail application. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For additional questions, contact the Human Resource Office at (804) 524-6600.

Riverside Regional Jail
ATTN: Human Resources Office
500 FOLAR Trail
N. Prince George, VA 23860
Phone: (804) 524-6600
Fax: (804) 524-6659

Riverside Regional Jail Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer
April 15, 2021
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