SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR
Company: The GEO Group, Inc.
Posted on: November 17, 2023
Full-time employees will enjoy a competitive benefits package with
options for you and your family including:
--- 14 Company Paid Holidays--- Paid Time Off--- Paid Birthday
Holiday--- Health Insurance--- Vision Insurance--- Life
Insurance--- Health Savings Account--- Tuition Reimbursement---
Employee Discount--- 401(k) Matching ---- Disability Insurance---
Employee Assistance Program--- 401(k)--- Pet Insurance--- Dental
Insurance--- Paid Training--- Flexible Spending Account--- Other
Equal Opportunity Employer.
***Hiring With a Sign On Bonus Payable in Quarterly
Are you looking for a career you can feel good about? We hire only
those that strive to do their best. By joining our family, you'll
receive the honor and recognition that comes with working for the
industry's global leader in evidenced based rehabilitation.
Who We Are:
GEO provides complementary, turnkey solutions for numerous
government partners worldwide across a spectrum of diversified
correctional and community reentry services. From the development
of state-of-the-art facilities and the provision of management
services and evidence-based rehabilitation to the post-release
reintegration and supervision of individuals in the community, GEO
offers fully diversified, cost-effective services that deliver
enhanced quality and improved outcomes.
Why Work for GEO:
- At GEO, we believe that diversity in our workforce and the
inclusion of a variety of views, perspectives, and backgrounds are
integral parts of our company's success.
- We believe that work is more than a place you go every day. It
is about being inspired and motivated to achieve extraordinary
- Employee benefits play an important role in making The GEO
Group a great place to work. At GEO, we believe in the three
pillars of employee wellbeing: physical, emotional, and financial.
With comprehensive benefits and competitive wages, we trust that
you will find all the resources you need here to be successful.
SummaryThe Substance Abuse Counselor assists in developing,
organizing, and conducting groups to provide education and
treatment for conditions and problems relating to drug and alcohol
abuse. Learns, uses and models principles of the "What Works"
system through evidence-basedpractices in all interactions with
clients and other staff members.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- The Substance Abuse Counselor coordinates substance abuse
program at an office or group of offices using principles of the
"What Works" system. Schedules intakes, and group and individual
sessions. Discusses specific cases with case managers to determine
if they are appropriate for substance abuse treatment. May assist
with the assignment of cases
- Facilitates psycho-educational and behavior modification groups
using principles of the "What Works" system. Documents
participants' attendance, participation and progress in Company
- The Substance Abuse Counselor conducts risk and need
assessments and creates individual treatment plans for each
assigned participant. Meets regularly with participants and
documents participants' progress or regress in Company
- Establishes and maintains relationships with outside referral
sources, such as in-patient substance abuse facilities or detox
facilities. Actively pursues and develops referrals from probation
and evaluating agencies.
- The Substance Abuse Counselor provides re-entry follow up
services at regular intervals, in coordination with other re-entry
center programs staff, to ensure released inmates are keeping
appointments and determining whether additional services and
support networks are needed. Maintains accurate clinical
documentation including intake summaries, group notes, discharge
summaries, treatment plans and updates. Updates therapeutic logs in
a timely manner. Enters pertinent information into Company
- The Substance Abuse Counselor identifies problem areas that may
impact participants' ability to successfully complete treatment.
Guides participants to develop strategies to overcome obstacles to
success completion of treatment. May advise Customer of
participants' progress regularly or at completion of
- The Substance Abuse Counselor collects participants' fees for
program participation. Tracks fee collection for office or group of
- Ensures that participants' records are accurately completed in
a timely manner.
- Maintains a specific substance abuse treatment case file for
every program participant Selects and recommends new instructional
materials and programs for use in the substance abuse
- Maintains knowledge of new developments in the field of
- Maintains a collegial relationship with other substance abuse
professionals, programs, and associations.
- Participates in related training for substance abuse.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- High school diploma or equivalent; and a minimum of three (3)
years of full-time experience of counseling duties with a criminal
justice or human services population in a substance abuse
- Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor ("LADAC"), licensed by the
Tennessee Department of Health Tennessee Code Annotated 68-24-606
- A waiver for LADAC may be granted only if the following
criteria are met and is further subject to approval by the
Tennessee Dept. of Corrections:
- The individual is currently engaged in formal supervision with
appropriate supervision outlined by health-related boards
- The individual is actively pursuing licensure, and enrolled in
core classes if still needed, and;
- A letter from the supervisor indicating current ongoing
supervision with current placement and confirmation of the
supervisor's current license would be required.
- Ability to interact in a professional manner in both individual
and group counseling settings.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to work with a team of professionals and have the
ability to implement team strategy approaches to work
- Ability to work with computers and the necessary software
typically used by the department. --- Effective communication
skills with internal and external contacts at all levels.
- Problem solving ability.
- Good interpersonal skills.
- Bi-lingual skills (English/Spanish) may be required as well as
experience dealing with specific cultural group.
- Problem solving ability.
- Good presentation, public speaking and facilitation
- Good organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously.
- Knowledge of client record management.
- Basic computer skills.
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