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DRUG AND ALCOHOL COUNSELOR in Drug AND ALCOHOL COUNSELOR at The GEO Group, Inc.

Date Posted: 7/22/2021

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Job Description

Facility: SCI CHESTER

Compensation Base: 

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Summary

This role will work onsite at GEO's counseling program at SCI (secure correctional institute) Chester in Chester, PA.

  • This position develops and implements comprehensive treatment plans for a caseload of residents. It assesses and identifies clinical issues for each resident and creates clear objectives and goals for them. It also tracks and documents resident progress in case reports while working to meet all required internal and external contract standards and policies.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides case management and individual and group counseling for an assigned caseload of residents.
  • Creates, updates and maintains case records on each assigned resident and a timely and thorough basis.
  • Utilizes crisis intervention techniques as emergency situations arise.
  • Utilizes conflict resolution strategies in resolving situations.
  • Completes comprehensive assessment of clients’ substance abuse history and treatment requirements and develops individualized treatment plans. Documents all assessment and treatment planning
  • Completes monthly behavioral evaluations for an assigned caseload of residents
  • Prepares and leads case presentations to internal staff and contract agency staff
  • Presents individual counseling/group lectures and didactic presentations weekly based on the areas of Relapse Prevention, Anger Management, Parenting Skills, Life Skills, Criminal & Addictive Behaviors, and Co-occurring disorders.
  • Facilitates community meetings
  • Develops aftercare treatment plans.

 

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Two (2) years professional experience providing drug and alcohol counseling services directly to clients in a social work or criminal justice setting and have earned a Bachelor’s degree that includes eighteen (18) credits in the behavioral sciences, preferred,
  • One (1) year of paraprofessional and one year of professional experience providing drug and alcohol counseling services directly to clients in a social work or criminal justice setting, and are certified by the Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB) as a “CADC”; preferred,
  • One year of professional experience providing drug and alcohol counseling services directly to clients in a social work or criminal justice setting and a Master’s degree with major coursework in addictions science, psychology or social work, or an equivalent combination of experience and training which includes 18 college credits in the behavioral sciences; or;
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or Addictions profession, and experience working with the Criminal Justice population; and Training in Medically Assisted Treatment.
  • Preference given to experience within a correctional setting.
  • 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.