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Company: The GEO Group, Inc.
Location: Jackson
Posted on: November 17, 2023

Job Description:

Benefits Information

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 Benefits Available

Equal Opportunity Employer.

***Hiring With a Sign On Bonus Payable in Quarterly Installments***

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 things.
  • 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 database.
    • 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 database.
    • 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 database.
    • 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 treatment.
    • The Substance Abuse Counselor collects participants' fees for program participation. Tracks fee collection for office or group of offices.
    • 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 program.
    • Maintains knowledge of new developments in the field of substance abuse.
    • Maintains a collegial relationship with other substance abuse professionals, programs, and associations.
    • Participates in related training for substance abuse.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.


      Minimum Requirements

      • 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 program.
      • Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor ("LADAC"), licensed by the Tennessee Department of Health Tennessee Code Annotated 68-24-606 is required.

        • 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 and;
        • 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 assignments.
        • 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 skills.
        • Good organizational skills and attention to detail.
        • Ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously.
        • Knowledge of client record management.
        • Basic computer skills.

Keywords: The GEO Group, Inc., Jackson , SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR, Other , Jackson, Tennessee

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