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UNIT SUPERVISOR in Trenton, NJ at The GEO Group, Inc.

Date Posted: 5/27/2021

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  • Location:
    Trenton, NJ
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
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Job Description


Compensation Base: 

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 


Equal Opportunity Employer.


This position maintains and ensures full and accurate resident accountability. It oversees the security and safety of the facility, staff and residents. The Unit Supervisor trains Counselors in their duties which follow Company and client contractual requirements.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensures compliance with standard Company policies and procedures in the assigned unit;
  • Provides and documents supervision sessions for staff and residents under their supervision regarding their developmental skills and progress;
  • Conducts all essential functions of a Program Counselor (intake, assessment, counseling, case management, documentation, etc.)
  • Works directly with the Unit Manager to oversees and address resident behavior, as well as the general maintenance of safety and security on the unit
  • Provides crisis intervention and reviews disciplinary summary sheets for the residents to ensure appropriate dispensing of discipline;
  • Reviews & audits the clinical charts assigned to the clinical staff on duty
  • Presents Curriculum Lectures and groups as directed
  • Trains Clinical Program Counselors in their duties and provides constructive feedback as needed in order to promote employee development of necessary clinical skill-set
  • Ensures all activities of the clinical program during the assigned shift are performed
  • Provides assistance as a Program Counselor to carry a small caseload when needed
  • Acts in the role of Unit Manager when directed
  • Supervises all Counselor activities.
  • Provides disciplinary or coaching sessions to Counselors.
  • Oversees security check points and resident movement
  • Maintains precise resident headcount
  • Monitors resident reception and discharge activity including resident file maintenance.
  • Maintains a substance abuse tracking system for resident drug screenings.
  • Conducts operation Counselor 90-days progress reports and annual performance reviews.
  • Provides leadership and guidance to Counselors.
  • Keeps staff informed of upcoming events and Company initiatives.
  • Participates in mandatory company training programs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree required. Master's Degree and/or CADC certification preferred/
  • Three (3) years of experience in management, supervision and service delivery in a corrections or long term residential environment.
  • Knowledge of the field of addictions or mental health counseling preferred.
  • Ability to effectively manage time and organize skills.
  • Ability to adhere to strict deadlines.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work overtime is mandatory for this position. Refusal to perform overtime duty will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.