Addictions Counselor - CADC - Adolescent Program in Woodridge, IL at The GEO Group, Inc.

Date Posted: 3/4/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Facility: WOODRIDGE INTERVENTIONS

Compensation Base: 

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer.

                           WOODRIDGE INTERVENTIONS HIRING

    ADDICTIONS COUNSELOR, SR COUNSELOR, Substance Use Disorder                    Counselor, CADC Counselor on the ADOLESCENT Unit. 

$3,000 - $4,000 Sign On Bonus Eligible Position - Ask for Details

 

Our job at Woodridge Interventions is simple, to help people with substance use disorders in their recovery.

 

Summary

Under the supervision of the Treatment Supervisor, provides unit leadership and may provide direction to staff. Assists supervisor with the coordination of treatment team in providing chemical dependency counseling services to patients and their families/collaterals through assessment and design, implementation, and revision of treatment plan.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Creates a positive and productive work environment for staff through organization, assessment, and feedback.
  • Obtains information from patients and others and uses appropriate tools to make assessment; prepares summary and makes recommendations regarding treatment; communicates patient information to treatment team; maintains knowledge of the pharmacological effects of drugs and alcohol on patient health.
  • Develops therapeutic relationships with patients and significant others and uses communication skills to engage them in treatment; identifies obstacles to counseling and minimizes their impact.
  • Plans, structures, and organizes different types of group therapy sessions.
  • Conducts individual, group, and family counseling sessions.
  • Supervises patients during free and unstructured time, identifies and uses treatment tools to monitor and support the structure within the program.
  • Identifies potential conflicts and implements crisis intervention techniques to prevent or intervene in potential crisis situations.

 

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum education
    • High school diploma or GED and thirty (30) credit hours of college education or accredited training program in substance abuse counseling and/or other human services area.
    • Higher education given preference
  • Required certification or license:
  • IAODAPCA certification CADC (CRADC/MISA I preferred), LSW, LCSW, LPC or LCPC.
  • Minimum experience required:
  • No Degree: Five years paid work experience in substance abuse correctional, or other human service counseling position.

OR

  • Associate Degree: Four years paid work experience in substance abuse, correctional, or other human service counseling position.

OR

  • Bachelors Degree: Three years paid work experience in substance abuse, correctional, or other human services counseling position.
  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license.