USACares Jobs

Job Information

CoreCivic Educational Counselor in YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio

At CoreCivic, we do more than manage inmates, we care for people! CoreCivic is currently seeking an Educational Counselor who has a passion for providing the highest quality care in an institutional security setting.

Who We Are:

  • CoreCivic is the leading, national provider of high-quality, secured corrections and detention management services, providing effective programs that enhance public safety and prepare individuals for success after release.

  • Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, with more than 70 security facilities nationwide, CoreCivic security employees are driven by a deep sense of service, high standards of professionalism and a responsibility to better the public good.

What We Have:

  • More than just a job but the start of a successful career!

  • Supportive environment where employee growth is promoted.

  • Comprehensive benefits package & competitive wages.

  • PTO & paid holidays.

  • Paid job training & other great incentives.

What You Get To Do:

Change the lives of those in your care!

The Educational Counselor provides academic and vocational guidance, and counsels inmates/residents to assist them in achieving more effective personal, social, educational and vocational development and adjustment. They will coordinate and administer mandated or standardized tests to evaluate inmate/student progress and determine program effectiveness. This role assists in maintaining student enrollment in the Education Department, and teaches as necessary.

  • Collect, organize and analyze information about individuals through records, tests, interviews and professional sources, to appraise their interest, aptitudes, abilities and personality characteristics.

  • Evaluate inmates/students to assist with vocational, and academic post-release planning, and to ensure enrollment in appropriate classes.

  • Counsel inmates/students to assist them in defining goals, and planning and documenting a program of study reflecting their interests, abilities and needs.

  • Administer Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) and evaluate test results to determine student enrollment in appropriate classes. Assess the accomplishments of inmates/students and maintains progress reports as required.


  • Graduate from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Education is required.

  • A Master's degree in Education is preferred.

  • Three years of experience in a full-time professional education position is required.

  • A teaching licensure is preferred.

  • Must possess or be eligible for certification, license or other credentials if required by contract and/or state of employment.

  • Must be a licensed Guidance Counselor in the state of Ohio.

  • Continued employment in this position will be contingent upon obtaining and/or maintaining required agency credentials.

  • Experience in Microsoft Office or other similar software applications is required.

  • A valid driver's license is required.

  • Minimum age requirement: Must be at least 21 years of age.

CoreCivic is a Drug Free Workplace & EOE– M/F/Vets/Disabled.