Walton County Sheriff's Office - Transitional Counselor

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Job Overview

Department Walton County Sheriff's Office
Job TitleTransitional Counselor
Salary$32,162 - $45,976 Annually (Based on experience)
Deadline Jul 22, 2019 11:59 PM Eastern
Location Defuniak Springs , FL

Job Announcement

The Jail Support Bureau is advertising for the position of Transitional Counselor. This position is responsible for providing evidence-based interventions, education and vocational programs, transition planning, and post release support. This position is responsible for the development of transition plans and connections to post release community-based resources. It will also provide individual cognitive behavioral treatment sessions and group sessions as warranted by the Mental Health Treatment Manager. This position is open to sworn and non-sworn applicants.  


To be eligible for this position, applicants must possess the following qualifications:


-Candidates must have a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Criminology or related field.

-Candidates must possess a valid driver’s license

-Must be at least 18 years of age

-Communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing

-Pass background investigation, polygraph and drug screening.

-Ability to work under stressful conditions.

-Ability to deal with difficult individuals in a correctional setting.


Preference will be given to applicants with previous corrections experience.





Applicants will be required to successfully complete:


  • Background investigation which includes, but is not limited to: criminal history, driving

history, credit check, previous employment verification.


  • Polygraph Examination


  • Pre-employment Drug Screen (including nicotine panel)


As part of the selection process applicants for consideration will be required to participate in an oral interview process.   


For assistance, please call the Walton County Sheriff’s Office Human Resource’s Office at 850-892-8186.


The Walton County Sheriff’s Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace.  If you need an accommodation because of a disability in order to participate in the application/selection process, please notify the Hiring Authority or Human Resources in advance.  Preference shall be given to certain veterans and spouses of veterans as provided by Chapter 295, Florida Statutes.  Applicants claiming preference must submit a Form DD-214.




Please direct questions regarding this position to hr@waltonso.org

Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

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