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

Date Posted: 5/27/2022

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    Adelanto, CA
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Job Description


Salary: $28.76 per hour

Bonus (if applicable): 

H&W: $4.23 per hour This position is eligible to receive a Health & Welfare Benefit Rate per hour on all hours paid up to 40 hours per week and not to exceed 2,080 hours per year.


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.

Job Summary:


The Substance Abuse Counselor assists in developing, organizing, and conducting programs to provide education for conditions and problems relating to drug and alcohol use disorders.  Conducts or assists in conducting individual and/or group counseling sessions and programs.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Substance Abuse Counselor provides relevant information regarding substance use disorders for groups as part of the Comprehensive Mental Health Group Program.
  • Facilitates and co-facilitates didactic educational presentations, group counseling, and individual counseling
  • Selects and recommends new instructional materials and programs with a focus on substance use disorders.
  • Maintains knowledge of new developments in the substance use disorder field.
  • Completes required assessment and psychosocial history on incoming detainees as required.
  • Participates in related training for substance use disorders and other relevant staff training.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Associate of Arts or Associate of Sciences degree from a granting institution accredited by the WASC or equivalent and/or high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum of one (1) year of full-time experience of providing individual and group counseling for individuals with substance use disorders.
  • Certified AOD Counselor Certification by an agency approved and recognized by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS).
  • Any other applicable qualifications required by the state where the position functions.
  • Preference given to experience within a secure facility.
  • Ability to interact in a professional manner in both individual and group counseling
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Ability to work with a team of professionals and have the ability to implement team strategy approaches to work
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.