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ACADEMIC COUNSELOR, COC in Panama City, FL at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 5/10/2019

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Job Description

Facility: Bay Correctional Center

Compensation Base: 

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 


Equal Opportunity Employer.


Within the context of the academic and vocational program, assists in developing, organizing and conducting programs that address the personal growth needs of the inmate.  Will be responsible for student placement and resolve conditions and problems relating to anti-social behavior and substance abuse.  Conducts or assists in conducting individual and/or group counseling sessions and individual and/or group instructional programs.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participates in orientation of inmates regarding the institution programs.
  • 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 institution programs.
  • Maintains knowledge of new developments in the field of counseling.
  • Maintains a collegiate relationship with other professionals, programs, and associations.
  • Administers and supervises the administration of standardized achievement tests, vocational assessments and interest inventories.
  • Assists the Assistant Warden for Programs and Education Director with program review and evaluation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Two (2) years experience as an academic instructor, school guidance counselor or a school psychologist or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • Valid teaching certificate, either elementary or secondary.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.