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

Date Posted: 8/27/2022

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Job Description


Pay: $20.00 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.

Want to join a company where you can make a real difference? Our team is looking for a Substance Abuse Counselor who is passionate about people and believes every individual deserves the best quality mental health care. This is your opportunity to build a long-lasting career with a global leader in the industry. In this role, you will help us develop, organize, and conduct programs to provide education for conditions and problems relating to drug and alcohol abuse. Keep reading to learn more about us and what we have to offer.

Join A Community That Cares

Joining GEO means contributing to our mission to provide the best rehabilitation and community reintegration programs and services to those in our care. GEO is a place for professional growth, exploration, creativity, and valuable interpersonal relationships. Interested in achieving extraordinary things? Send in your application. Every one of our employees makes us who we are.

We're looking for individuals from different backgrounds

Building an inclusive culture where every employee can perform to their maximum potential is the center of GEO’s employee value proposition. Our success is based on diversity in our workforce and the inclusion of eclectic perspectives, ideas, and backgrounds. Everyone is encouraged to apply. Here’s to unlimited ideas, increased productivity, and innovative solutions!

In this role, you will: 

  • Provide relevant Substance Abuse information for class curriculum.
  • Facilitate didactic educational presentations, group counseling, and individual counseling sessions.
  • Select and recommend new instructional materials and programs for use in the substance abuse program.
  • Maintain knowledge of new developments in the field of substance abuse.
  • Maintain a collegian relationship with other substance abuse. professionals, programs, and associations.
  • Complete required testing, assessment, and psychosocial history on incoming residents as required.
  • Participate in related training for substance abuse.

Job Requirements

Review minimum requirements before applying:

We would prefer someone who has experience within a correctional setting.

Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent. Bachelor’s degree in a social or human  services field preferred.
  • Certification in Alcohol and Drug Counseling.
  • Two (2) years of experience providing drug and alcohol counselor to individuals or in a group setting.

Physical Requirements

In this position, you will frequently have to lift or carry up to 20 lbs. Candidates should also be able to bend, stoop, walk, and stand (31-60% of the time). You will also occasionally lift, carry, push, or pull up to 40 lbs.


  • 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 Progra
  • Health and Wellness Programs
  • Teladoc Health – Dermatology & Psychological Counseling
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Jury Duty Pay
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Discount Programs – Verizon, Theme Park, and attraction discounts

To find out more about GEO Reentry, please visit