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SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR, LEAD in South Bay, FL at The GEO Group, Inc.

Date Posted: 6/18/2022

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    South Bay, FL
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    6/18/2022
  • Job ID:
    27762/34350/191787

Job Description

Facility: South Bay Correctional & Rehabilitation Facility

Salary: $51,000.00 annually

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.

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.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serves as a lead and mentor to other Substance Abuse Counselors.
  • Participates in orientation of inmates regarding the chemical dependency treatment programs and the Substance Abuse Education Program.
  • Facilitates and co-facilitates didactic educational presentations, group counseling, and individual counseling sessions.
  • Selects and recommends new instructional materials and programs for use in the substance abuse program.
  • Maintains knowledge of new developments in the field of substance abuse.
  • Maintains a collegian relationship with other substance abuse professionals, programs, and associations.
  • Completes required testing, assessment, and psycho-social history on all incoming inmates.
  • Develops an individual written program plan for each inmate within his/her assigned case load.
  • Completes all required documentation and/or required forms for those inmates who are assigned to his/her case load.
  • Assists in the coordination of resident program schedules to ensure the needs of the image and goals set by the Individual Written Program Plan are met.
  • Develop discharge plan and provide follow-up on inmates who are released from the program.
  • Recruits volunteers to participate in Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous programs.
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements



Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Human services or related field.
  • Experience in program implementation and/or work experience within a correctional setting preferred.
  • Two (2) years experience in chemical dependency treatment in an incarcerate-based setting or an intensive residential program for adult offenders preferred.
  • Meets HRS requirements for a Certified Addictions Professional.
  • Working knowledge of the Twelve Step Program of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.
  • Ability to interact in a professional manner in both individual and group counseling settings.
  • Personal commitment to uphold and adhere to the Code of Ethics as outlined by Health and Rehabilitative Services.
  • Excellent verbal 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.