COUNSELOR,DRUG & ALCOHOL in Marienville, PA at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 1/25/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Job Type:
    Other
  • Experience:
    1 - 3 years
  • Date Posted:
    1/25/2018

Job Description

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Summary:  

The Drug and Alcohol Counselor provides a full range of counseling/case management services to delinquent/dependent youth with substance abuse/dependency problems.

Essential Functions:

  • Develops and implements treatment plans to include the provision of at least 10 hours of treatment services during primary care hours each week.
  • Provides individual counseling and completes related documentation.
  • Provides caseload group counseling and completes related documentation.
  • Facilitates family sessions and completes related documentation.
  • Facilitates drug & alcohol treatment groups and completes related documentation.
  • Facilitates therapeutic recreation groups and completes related documentation.
  • Oversees work therapy activities and completes related documentation.
  • Participates in and documents case consultations, including quarterly treatment reviews, red flag reviews, and administrative reviews.
  • Writes progress/court reports as necessary and discharge summaries.
  • Attends court hearings.
  • Maintains regular contact and communicates effectively with juvenile probation officers/case workers, including them in the treatment process and updating them on clients’ progress.
  • Maintains regular contact and communicates effectively with parents/legal guardians, including them in the treatment process and updating them on clients’ progress.
  • Provides continuing care planning by making contacts to appropriate referrals and writing the plan.
  • Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care.
  • Demonstrates appropriate use of Safe Crisis Management techniques and skills.

Non-Essential Functions:

  • None

 

Job Requirements



Minimum Requirements: 

  • The following educational requirements are acceptable for this classification including:
    • A.D.C. or National Certification; OR
    • Current licensure in the Commonwealth as a registered nurse and a degree from an accredited school of nursing and one year of counseling experience; OR
    • Associate’s degree in chemical dependency, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing or related field and two years of clinical experience; OR
    • Bachelor’s degree in chemical dependency, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing or other related field and one year of clinical experience; OR
    • Master’s degree in chemical dependency, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing or other related field, which includes a practicum in a health and human service agency, preferably in a drug and alcohol setting.
  • Other Qualifications:
    • At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
    • Criminal clearances (Act 33 and 34, specific State & child clearances and, if necessary, FBI).
    • Non-communicable diseases physical exam.
    • Valid driver's license from employee’s state of residence.
    • Valid registered vehicle insurance.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.
  • Ability to work overtime as required. 
  • Ability to handle physical and mental stress associated with working extended hours. 
  • Ability to work up to sixteen (16) hours within a rolling 24 hour period