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SR. SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR in East St. Louis at The GEO Group, Inc.

Date Posted: 9/14/2022

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Job Description

Facility: SW Illinois Correctional Center - In-Prison

Pay: $21.50 hr.

Bonus (if applicable):


Benefits: Employees working a normal work week (30 hours or more) 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.

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.


This position is responsible for assuring that all internal policies and guidelines and external contract requirements and DASA licensing obligations are fulfilled.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Trains and develops staff on the mission, policies, objectives (short and long term); conducts therapeutic community program training.
  • Assists with the establishment of management strategic plans, policies, procedures, programmatic direction and standards.
  • Monitors program staff and related program activities.
  • Develops and maintains correctional contract professional relationships and attends any meetings or functions as required by the facility management.
  • Conducts and documents clinical team meetings and staff meetings; schedules employees as per compliance and therapeutic community program training.
  • Completes reports weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annually and annually as required.
  • Monitors programming and services to ensure that program and DASA licensing standards are in compliance.
  • Disseminates internal policies and procedures.
  • Monitors tracking and outcome questionnaire data to improve delivery of services and to establish overall effectiveness of program.
  • Works as a team member with entire treatment and ancillary staff to promote consistent and coordinated efforts.
  • Reviews clinical files and perform individual record audits for licensing compliance and required documentation to ensure delivery of services.
  • Maintains client caseload and provide individual and group counseling as per the Correctional Recovery Program elements as well as perform ASI Assessments.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s degree in a social or human services field preferred. Certification in Chemical and Alcohol Dependency.
  • Two (2) years of experience in a as an administrator or supervisor in a human services field. (Five (5) years relevant experience may be substituted for Master’s degree if the candidate possesses management experience).


  • Annual 3% Pay Raise.
  • Medical, Dental and Vision coverage
  • Term Life Insurance (includes low-cost spouse and dependent)
  • Accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Short and Long-Term Disability
  • Flexible spending Accounts, and Voluntary Benefits such as Critical Illness, Whole Life Insurance, Accidental Insurance and Lega/Identity Theft coverage
  • 401(k)
  • Paid time off, Sick time, Paid holidays, 2 Personal days, No Weekends
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Health and Wellness Programs
  • Teladoc Health – Dermatology & Psychological Counseling
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Jury Duty Pay
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Discount Programs – Verizon, Theme Park, and attraction discounts
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