5500 Buena Vista
Roeland Park, KS 66205
P.O. Box 1063
Mission, KS 66222
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Cognitive Behavioral Care Coordinator - Johnson County


Cognitive Behavioral Care Coordinator 


The Care Coordinator provides on-site facilitation of a structured Cognitive Behavioral Curriculum to a designated criminal justice population at a KDOC Correctional Facility.  These services include facilitating the integration of core components of any cognitive behavioral intervention with focus on substance misuse. This project design is targeted to incarcerated individuals that fall into a high risk need in the area of substance abuse.  The target population will be housed within the segregation unit and will be releasing to the community within six months. Heavy emphasis is placed on skill building activities to assist with cognitive, social, emotional, and coping skill development. Position is full-time, salaried, and exempt. 


Re-Entry Supervisor


Implementation of a set curriculum:

  • Attend training to facilitate the Cognitive Behavioral Curriculum Interventions for Substance Misuse.
  • Work with facility staff to establish a referral and screening procedure to determine program eligibility.
  • Coordinating client care with the unit team counselor and any other staff in the facility who are working on the case
  • Conduct interviews and ensure eligibility of participants.
  • Complete required forms and paperwork as instructed in a timely manner.
  • Provide the six components of the substance misuse curriculum, as defined by the University of Cincinnati, to identified participants in one on one and group sessions.
  • Assign homework for skill development to participants (critical component).
  • Plan and execute activities on a group and individual basis as defined by the Substance Misuse Curriculum.
  • Maintain a personal presence at the correctional facility that reinforces health, safety, and participation in accordance to the project design.
  • Coordinate with reentry/release planning and ensures clients have case management during the Cognitive Behavioral classes/program, and have a seamless transition of services upon release;
  • Complete alcohol and drug assessments utilizing ASAM criteria and assessment tool with class participants to determine level/type of substance abuse treatment and services needed upon release and coordinate the care needed
  • Coordinate continued care with parole upon client release from the facility.
  • Track and document client and program outcomes and provide reports to Clinical Director, Executive Team, University of Cincinnati, and funders as requested.

Program Coordination:

  • Monitor and report on achievement of output and outcome goals for the project.
  • Participate in required trainings and meetings to evaluate the program outcomes.


  • Able to demonstrate considerable independent judgment and initiative when carrying out the position responsibilities.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.  Displays courtesy, tact, respect and acceptance toward participants, criminal justice personnel, and other stakeholders.  Displays professional image and demeanor at all times.
  • Ethical behavior as demonstrated through honesty, accountability, and maintaining confidentiality.
  • Manage time and resources demonstrated by ability to manage and prioritize tasks appropriately.  
  • Able to work through difficult job problems, identify solutions, and utilize supervision appropriately.
  • Works well in intra- and inter-departmental and community organization teams; attentive and cooperative with others in order to successfully accomplish group tasks.
  • Detail-oriented, timely and accurate completion of reports, paperwork, and timesheet.
  • Ability to develop, maintain and participate in facility and community partnerships.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


  • Bachelor’s Degree work with experience in substance abuse/mental health field, cognitive behavioral education, social services and/or criminal justice area preferred.  
  • Experience working with diverse communities including those with substance misuse and criminal populations preferred. Experience in the profession of behavioral health and/or substance abuse preferred. 
  • Energetic, self-starter who likes to work autonomously, meeting clients in a correctional setting.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively through verbal, electronic and written communications
  • Ability to evaluate statistical data and attention to detail is required      
  • Adaptable to change and willingness to adopt new organizational and technology skills
  • Experience and ability to use multiple computer applications, including but not limited to:
  • Microsoft Office Suite applications including Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point
  • Ability to document client progress in electronic medical record
  • Internet based database applications
  • A valid driver’s license, dependable transportation, and proof of auto insurance must be maintained


  • Salary is based on level of education, experience and licensure. 
  • Full benefits package is available to include:
    • Insurance – Health, Dental, Vision & Life
    • Paid Time Off
    • Paid Holidays
    • Educational Time Off
    • 403 (b) Retirement Program
  • HRADAC meets criteria and qualifies for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program for student loans.

    Application Instructions
    For more information, contact:

    Kris Carnahan, Director of Operations & Administrative Services

    Heartland Regional Alcohol & Drug Assessment Center

    913-789-0952 or 1-800-281-0029

    Send resume to: kris@hradac.com