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COUNSELOR in Lawrenceville, VA at The GEO Group, Inc.

Date Posted: 6/11/2022

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    6/11/2022
  • Job ID:
    30990/34131/191069

Job Description

Facility: LAWRENCEVILLE CORRECTIONAL CENTER

Salary: $18.00

Bonus (if applicable):

Shift:

Benefits: Full-time employees will enjoy a competitive benefits package for an energized workforce with options for you and your family including:

• Paid time off        • Paid holidays         • 401(k)
• 401(k) matching      • Health Insurance        • Dental Insurance
• Vision Insurance       • Life Insurance          • Flexible spending account
• Health savings account    • Tuition Reimbursement     • Reduced tuition rates
• Employee discount     • Employee assistance program • Pet insurance
• Disability Insurance     • Paid training           • Other benefits available

Equal Opportunity Employer.

$18.00 plus sign on bonus of $2,000.00

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.


Summary

Provides counseling services, assists the inmates in adjusting to facility life and obtaining needed services or changes in assignment.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Interviews newly admitted inmates/detainees. Develops detailed knowledge of those assigned to specific caseload.
  • Resolves daily inmate/detainee problems, complaints and concerns with general counseling techniques.
  • Conducts regularly scheduled meetings with inmates to provide assistance with rehabilitation program, work assignment, housing-related challenges.
  • Makes daily assigned unit visits to ensure informal contact with inmates/detainees and interaction with Correction Officers.
  • Inspects units for cleanliness and adherence to security practices.
  • May log and distribute legal and certified mail and coordinate inmate telephone sign-up list.
  • May serve as an active participant on the classification teaming committee meetings to determine assigned housing, in addition to appropriate work and rehabilitation programs. May serve on the discipline committee.
  • Resolves day-to-day problems with counseling. Refers inmates/detainees with serious problems to professional counseling staff.
  • May provide assistance to the inmates/detainees in obtaining needed services. Serves as a representative for the inmate/detainee at classification committee meetings.
  • Maintains appropriate documentation of inmate/detainee daily contacts as detailed in the agency program procedures.
  • Monitors inmate/detainee work details to ensure appropriate assignments and quotas are filled to provide facility needs.
  • Coordinates approval/denial of inmate/detainee visiting and telephone lists.
  • Assists the Corrections Officer with the security inspection of the living unit to ensure sanitary and security policies of the facility are adhered to.
  • Assists with unit management activities as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree required.
  • Three (3) years experience working in a correctional setting required.
  • Must have good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must possess the ability to work with a team of professionals and have the ability to implement team strategy approaches to work assignments.
  • Must be flexible, cooperative and empathetic to the needs of staff and inmates/detainees.