The Geo Group
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SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAM COUNSELOR
at The Geo Group
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
- Masters Degree or above from an accredited college with a major in chemical dependency, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing (with a clinical specialty in human services) or a related field which includes a practicum in a health or human service agency.
- A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college with a major in chemical dependency, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing (with a clinical specialty in human services or related field) and 1 year clinical experience in a health or human service agency.
- An Associate Degree form an accredited college with a major in chemical dependency, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing, (with a clinical specialty in the human services) or related field and 1 years clinical experience in health or human service agency.
- Current Licensure in PA as a registered nurse and a degree from an accredited school of nursing and 1 year of counseling experience in a health or human service agency.
- Full certification as an addictions counselor by a state wide certification body which is a member of a National certification body or certification by another state government's substance abuse counseling certification board. High School Diploma or G.E.D.
- Knowledge of the field of addictions or mental health counseling 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