SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR in Albuquerque, NM at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 7/14/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Facility: NM Women's Recovery Academy (NMWRA)

Compensation Base: $19.00

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 


Equal Opportunity Employer.


Assists in developing, organizing, and conducting programs to provide education for conditions and problems relating to drug and alcohol abuse. Conducts or assists in conducting individual or group counseling sessions and programs.

This is a full time position.  Schedule is Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Wages are $19.00 per hour plus benefits and PTO. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

• Provides relevant substance abuse information for class curriculum.

• 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 psychosocial history on incoming residents as required.

• Participates in related training for substance abuse.

• Performs other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Associate’s degree in a Behavioral Science field such as Psychology, Sociology, or Human Relations.
  • Licensed Substance Abuse Associate (LSAA) is highly preferred. Applicants pending certification or the ability to become certified may be considered. 
  • Working knowledge of the Twelve Step Program. 
  • Experience working with a corrections population is desired along with substance abuse treatment experience.
  • Ability to interact in a professional manner in both individual and group counseling settings.
  • Organized, and demonstrated strong leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department