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SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR in Compton, CA at The GEO Group, Inc.

Date Posted: 7/21/2021

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Job Description

Facility: COMPTON - CDCR

Compensation Base: 

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Summary

  • 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 and/or group counseling sessions and programs.

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

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of three (3) years of full time experience of counseling duties with a criminal justice population in a substance abuse program preferred
  • Certified AOD Counselor Certification by an agency approved and recognized by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) 
  • Additionally, applicants who have completed the Offender Mentor Certification Program (OMCP) and having obtained AOD Certification may be considered for this position.
  • 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.
  • Effective communication skills with internal and external contacts at all levels.
  • Problem solving ability.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Bi-lingual skills (English/Spanish) may be required as well as experience dealing with specific cultural group.
  • Problem solving ability.
  • Good presentation, public speaking and facilitation skills.
  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Knowledge of client record management.
  • Basic computer skills.