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Cognitive Intervention Specialist

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Location: Dayton, TX
Job ID: 56103
Facility: Henley State Jail

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Pay: $15.00 per hour

Impact lives with Management & Training Corporation! At the Dempsie Henley Unit in Dayton, Texas, our foundation is based upon the philosophies of caring about others, giving back, and making a social impact. We provide a safe and secure working environment for our staff while helping an at-risk population receive the treatment necessary for success on their road back to a healthy, productive life.

Position name: Cognitive Intervention Specialist

Facility name: Dempsie Henley Unit

Location: 7581 Hwy 321, Dayton, TX 77535

Work schedule: Full time, Monday - Friday

Benefit package includes:

  • Medical, vision, and prescription drug benefits
  • Dental benefits
  • Life insurance
  • Accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability benefits
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Employee assistance program
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • Paid holidays
  • Bereavement leave
  • Civic duty and military leave
  • Travel insurance
  • Education assistance

Essential Duties:

  1. Provides didactic sessions according to designated curricula within the program.
  2. Presents cognitive intervention education and life skills classes to assist offenders with basic education on these topics using a variety of teaching techniques.
  3. Guides and assists offenders in complying with facility rules and regulations.
  4. Supervises client offender work functions in accordance with program policies such as morning wake up routines according to established schedules. Notifies appropriate personnel of offenders failing to comply with policies and procedures.
  5. Monitors offender behavior and reports incidents, inappropriate or unusual behaviors to appropriate treatment team staff.
  6. Maintains offender records and other records regarding services provided to include workload statistics; and compiles data and submits reports and related documentation as appropriate.
  7. Promote the development of positive social skills through modeling appropriate behaviors and intervening when inappropriate behaviors are observed; provide regular feedback to staff regarding social skills procedures and intervention techniques.


  • Graduation from an accredited senior high school or equivalent (GED).
  • Associate's degree in the field of psychology, sociology, counseling, social work, criminal justice, education, nursing, or health is preferred; related experience is a plus. 
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite or equivalent word processing, spreadsheet, database, or presentation software programs preferred.
  • Valid driver's license in the state of Texas with an acceptable driving record required, unless waived by management. 
  • Must successfully complete the following training programs: TDCJ Approved Correctional Awareness Training (CAT), Training for Trainers (T4T), and Cognitive Intervention Programming (CIP).
  • Within 180 days of employment, must have a letter of registration as a Cl from the Texas Department of State. 

Management & Training Corporation (MTC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disabled status, veteran status, genetic information, national origin, or any other category protected by federal law. MTC participates in E-Verify. We strive to provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, including disabled veterans, in our job application and hiring process. If you are interested in employment opportunities with Management & Training Corporation and need assistance, please contact our staffing department through [email protected] or 801-693-2888.


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