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SUPERVISING COUNSELOR in Jacksonville, IL at GEO Reentry Services

Date Posted: 1/24/2023

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Job Description


Pay: $46,488.00 annually

Bonus (if applicable):


Benefits: Employees working a normal work week (30 hours or more) 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.


The Supervising Counselor will be responsible for assuring that all GEO Group Program models, Illinois Department of Corrections contract requirements and Substance Use Prevention and Recovery (SUPR) licensing obligations are fulfilled and will have Supervisory Responsibility over Certified Substance Abuse Counselors, Non-Certified Counselors and Case Manager.


Principle Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop organization / unit and clinical supervision structure including standard operating procedure manuals for all program operations, including the Specialized Methamphetamine Program, to ensure compliance with SUPR licensing regulations, IDOC and Corporate policies.
  • Training and staff development: mission, policies, objectives (short and long term), conduct new hire, therapeutic community program and experiential training.
  • Monitor / Oversight of program staff / related activities to include Certified Substance Abuse Counselors, Non-Certified Counselors, and Case Manager.
  • Conduct and document clinical team meetings and staff meetings; schedule employees as per compliance and therapeutic community program training. Develop and maintain IDOC correctional contract professional relationships; attend any meetings / functions as required by the Warden or designee.
  • Report writing: weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, annually as required.
  • Develop and monitor programming and services to ensure that program and SUPR licensing standards are in compliance.
  • Monitor tracking and outcome questionnaire data to improve delivery of services and to establish overall effectiveness of program.
  • Work as a team member with entire treatment and ancillary staff to promote consistent and coordinated efforts.
  • Review clinical files and perform individual record audits for licensing compliance and required documentation to ensure delivery of services. Document monthly clinical supervision meetings and group observations. 
  • If deemed necessary, maintain client caseload, provide individual and group counseling as per the Correctional Recovery Program elements as well as perform ASI Assessments.
  • Other related duties as may be requested by the Program Director.

Job Requirements

Minimal Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in human services, criminal justice or a related field and two years of experience in a therapeutic community or residential program.
  • CADC under the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association.
  • Two years relevant experience may be substituted for Bachelor's Degree if the candidate possesses prior management experience.  
  • Experience or expertise with offender populations is preferred.