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SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR in Anchorage, AK at The GEO Group, Inc.

Date Posted: 1/14/2022

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Anchorage, AK
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    1/14/2022

Job Description

Facility: CORDOVA CENTER

Compensation Base: $63,000

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): SIGN ON BONUS

 

Equal Opportunity Employer.



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Summary

Assists in developing, organizing, and conducting programs to provide education relating to drug and alcohol abuse. The program provides a variety of services including assessment, client education, individual, group sessions and referral and linkages to other programs and organizations, pre-release.

 



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’ degree from an accredited educational facility in the field of Social Services, Social Work, Addiction, Human Services or Psychology.
  • Two years of work experience in chemical dependency treatment.
  • Substance Abuse Certification approved by the Alaska Certification Commission is required.
  • Preference given to experience within a correctional setting.
  • 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.
  • 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.