COUNSELOR I - Men's Short Term Unit in Chicago, IL at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 7/12/2019

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Job Description


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Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 


Equal Opportunity Employer.

Full Time Substance Abuse Counselor 


Addictions Counselor

Southwood Interventions

5701 S. Wood St.

Chicago, IL 60636 

This entry level position  learns to implements Substance Abuse education and provides case management of the program’s resident to assist them in achieving their established plan goals.


Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

 High school diploma or equivalent. Bachelor’s degree in a social or human services field preferred.
 Certification in Alcohol and Drug Counseling within two (2) years of employment.
 Experience providing human service and or addiction treatment functions preferred

  • Must have experience providing addiction treatment services.
  • Ability to promote positive behavior and manage resistant behavior.
  • Physical ability to safely and effectively manage aggressive behavior.
  • Assertiveness, confidence and leadership abilities.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Effective time management skills.
  • At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
  • Valid driver's license from employee’s state of residence.
  • Valid registered vehicle insurance.
  • Criminal Clearances (Act 33 and 34, specific state & child clearances and, if necessary, FBI).
  • Physical exam, including non-communicable disease documentation.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.