The Geo Group
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SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR
at The Geo Group
Compensation Bonus (if applicable):
Equal Opportunity Employer.
Under close supervision, employee maintains orderly environment within assigned unit or area of facility by conducting standard operating procedures in accordance with facility policies/procedures and required Department of Corrections’ contractual obligations. Daily schedules are followed and employee serves as role model for residents.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- Facilitates of group therapy and utilizes appropriate treatment modalities in group sessions;
- Implement and assess individual treatment plans for residents;
- Prepares and presents lectures as assigned;
- Responsible for maintaining resident files and preparing necessary paperwork and documentation as required by the Department of Health, Department of Corrections, Corporation;
- Reports all resident behavioral problem incidents in writing to supervisor and conducts appropriate crisis intervention;
- Attend staff meetings and clinical supervision as scheduled;
- When assigned, transports residents by company vehicle to out-of-facility appointments;
- Provides input to the Clinical Supervisor as to the current and future therapeutic/resident needs and issues;
- Responsible for maintaining or receiving the minimum credentials required by the Department of Health;
- Responsible for meeting the goals and objectives of the individual training plan and completing the training requirements of the staff development plan;
- Functions and serves as a team member with treatment staff, clinical supervisor and support staff;
- Enforces the facility rules of conduct with the residents;
- Other duties as assigned
- Master's Degree in Social Work, Criminal Justice, Psychology or Human Services with six month's experience in the related field of Addictions or Mental Health, or;
- A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college with a major in chemical dependency, psychology, social work, counseling, or related field and 1 year clinical experience in a health or human service agency, or
- An Associate Degree form an accredited college with a major in chemical dependency, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing, or related field and 2 years clinical experience in health or human service agency.
- Knowledge of the field of addictions or mental health counseling preferred.
- Experience with the Department of Drug Alcohol Programs (DDAP) standard documentation highly preferred.
- Bilingual Spanish is highly preferred.
- Required skills include: time management and organizational skills.
- Ability to adhere to strict deadlines.
- Good written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to work overtime as requested by supervisor.
- Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.
Equal Opportunity Employer