THERAPEUTIC COUNSELOR in Santa Rosa, NM at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 7/10/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Facility: Guadalupe County Correctional Facility

Compensation Base: 

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 


Equal Opportunity Employer.


Assists with the implementation of programs that provides treatments for drug and alcohol abuse.

Conducts or assists in conducting individual and group counseling sessions and instructional programs.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participates in orientation of residents regarding the chemical dependency treatment programs.
  • Facilitates and co-facilitates didactic educational presentations, group counseling, and

individual counseling sessions.

  • Selects and recommends new instructional materials and program 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 psycho-social history on all incoming residents.
  • Develops an individual written program plan for each resident within his/her assigned caseload.
  • Completes all required documentation and/or required forms for those residents who are assigned to his/her caseload.
  • Assists in the coordination of resident program schedules to ensure the needs of the resident and goals set by the Individual Written Program Plan are met.
  • Develop discharge plans and provide follow–up on residents who are released from the program.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Graduated from an accredited college or university with a course study in the Social or Behavior Sciences preferred. (Work experience may be substituted for college training).
  • Must meet the minimum requirements to be designated as a Counselor Intern by the state and have been designated by the Counselor Intern by the state within 180 days of employment.
  • Working knowledge of the Twelve Step Program of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.
  • Ability to interact in professional manner in both individual and group counseling settings.
  • Personal commitment to uphold and adhere to the Code of Ethics as outlined by the New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Board
  • 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.